Matt Weaver serves as our Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church, Eastland. He has been with us part-time since January 2012 and has recently joined our team full time in 2014. He has been in full-time ministry for 8 years now and has served in both Christian Camping and Church for 10 years. Matt graduated from Howard Payne University where he studied Communication and Christian Studies (08') and graduated from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Christian Leadership Studies (15').
Matt and his wife, Codye, and their children, Ellye and Deacon, are happy to be serving with the FBC family. Matt is from Eastland and is glad to be back in the area serving God in a wonderful area. Matt has a passion for families and students and is excited about what God is doing at FBC!
Larry Wesson began serving as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church, Eastland, in August, 2001. He is a graduate of Tarleton State University (B.M.E. ’73) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.R.E. ’82). Larry’s heart is to equip and lead our church family to worship and praise the Lord with our whole heart and being. Larry is married to Rebecca (Laminack) Wesson and they have one daughter, Mary, a graduate of Texas A&M (’06).
Larry is very active in the Singing Men of Texas (North Central Texas Chapter), a choir of Texas Baptist Ministers of Music, who sing concerts in North Texas area churches during the school year calendar (Sept.-May) each year.
Kim started serving as church Secretary in January, 2015. She and her husband, Jason, have 5 children: Caiden (16), Rianna (12), Maddie Jo (12), Dylan (11), and Emerson (6). Kim grew up in Eastland and graduated from Eastland High School. She enjoys reading and "attempting" to make craft projects she sees on Pinterest. Most of all she loves being a mom and the hustle and bustle of running her kids from softball, to dance, to band, and all over. But she wouldn't have it any other way. Kim loves ministering to the public and enjoys being the first face you see as you enter the church.
Josh came on our staff part time in 2012, and finally committed to a full-time position in October of 2014. He is a graduate of Coleman High School and Arlington Baptist College ('12). Josh married his best friend LeDawn in 2007. They added Tate (a black lab) to their family in 2008, Berklee (a beautiful little girl) in 2013, and Finlee (another beautiful little girl) in 2016. The Liles family loves all things sports, but most of all baseball and the Texas Rangers. Eastland is the perfect place for their little family to live in community and make an impact for Christ.
A self-proclaimed "techie" Josh loves his role as the "Media Guy" here at FBC, and he's always looking for new ways to use his passion for the Lord.
Kathy McFall began serving as Financial Secretary at First Baptist Church, Eastland, in March, 2014. She graduated from the University of Houston in 1982 with degrees in Business Management and Psychology. After 32 years working in Human Resources and Employee Benefits management in Houston and Dallas, Kathy jumped at the chance to move to a small town where she could serve her church, give back to her community and live closer to her mom. Kathy is married to the love of her life, Mike McFall, enjoys spending time with her family and dreams of the day when she will have time to read again.
After 25 years in public education, Alice Perry is currently serving as Children's Ministry Coordinator at First Baptist Church, Eastland. She began shortly after retiring from Eastland ISD where she taught in the dyslexia program of Siebert Elementary.
Alice and her husband, Mike Perry, have been married since 1972, and have resided in Eastland for 37 years. They are the parents of two adult children, Brian Perry and Shelley Rinehart, and Pop and Nonna to Brayden.
Alice gave her heart to the Lord at the age of 15 and has served him since that time, primarily in children's ministry.