Leadership Staff

Leadership Staff

Lead Pastor
Joshua Kennon Lead Pastor

Joshua Kennon

Joshua joined the leadership team of the 1st Free Will Baptist Church in October 2001 when he became the Pastor To Students. During his tenure as the Pastor to Students, he ministered to thousands of teenagers, and became a leader amongst youth leaders in the area.
Associate / Children’s Pastor
Matthew-McElyea

Matthew McElyea

Matthew was born in St.Louis Missouri in August 1986. He was raised in Cedar Hill by his parents Don and Vicky. Growing up, he learned about the Fathers love and about who his Savior was. He always saw his mother reading Gods Word. His father was always working to keep food on the table. Matthew has three siblings: two older brothers and a younger sister. At the age of 12, Matthew was saved in Children’s Church where they attended. He…
Student Ministry Leader
Rob Gerst

Rob Gerst

Rob serves as the Student Ministry Leader of 1st Church. Sermons By Rob Click to view Sermons By Rob Gerst