Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Meet & Communicate with the Leadership of 1st Church!

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 Pastor

Matthew McElyea

Bio Matthew was born in St. Louis and raised in Cedar Hill by Don and Vicky McElyea. His parent’s taught him about the Father’s love and about who Jesus is.  At the age of 12, Matthew understood that he needed Jesus in Miss Wanda’s Sunday School class, and then became a follower of Christ in the children’s church. Matthew felt God’s call to preach at the age of 16. From that point on, he started a journey of learning, studying,…
Student Ministry Leader

Rick Chilton

Rick serves as the Student Ministry Leader of 1st Church.   Sermons By Rick Click to view Sermons By Rick Chilton
Deacon, Worship Leader

Garry Sloan

Garry Sloan serves as a Deacon and the Worship Leader.
Deacon Chair

Darrell Biri

Darrell serves as a Deacon