Richard Smith, Lead Pastor
Richard became the lead pastor of Farley Street Baptist Church in March of 1993. He earned an associate’s degree from Jacksonville College, bachelor’s degree from East Texas Baptist University and Master’s degree from BMA Theological Seminary. He married his wife Kim in 1980 and they have three children and three grandchildren. He has a passion for making the Word of God clear as he speaks truth to people in ways they can apply to their everyday lives.
Jeremy Franklin, Executive Pastor
Jeremy holds a BA in Religious Education from Central Baptist College (Conway, AR) and a Master of Divinity degree from Criswell College (Dallas, TX). He was saved and baptized at thirteen and has been in the ministry since 1997. Jeremy has served various churches as a youth pastor, associate pastor, and lead pastor. He is passionate about developing people, systems, and processes for the glory of God and the health of the local church. He is married to Becky, and they have three great kids- Will, Maggie, and Libby. Jeremy joined our staff in 2017.
Nathan D’Avila, Worship Pastor.
Nathan has a Bachelor of Church Music degree (Conducting) and a Master of Music degree (Composition) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He is an accomplished musician with over twenty years of experience as a worship leader. Nathan has a heart for blended worship, and has experience leading large choirs and orchestras, creating and directing musical productions for Easter, Christmas and other occasions. Nathan is married to Ana. They have two children, Ruth, 16, and Jonathan, 14. Nathan began his ministry with us on June 1, 2020.
Aaron Greenwood, Children and Family Pastor
My name is Aaron Greenwood and my wife is Seana. I am from Oklahoma and she is from Texas (she roots for Oklahoma though 🤣). We have 4 awesome kiddos: Ava, Emery, Alex, and Everett. My family and I strive to be intentional in our relationships. We believe it is the key to impacting people’s lives. If we cannot meet people where they are then we cannot reach the potential God has for us to bring glory to His kingdom. Our family mission is Love God, Love People, Change the World.
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW TEAM MEMBER!
Seth Raymond, Student Pastor
Seth has been married to Haley for 5 years. They have a one-year old son, Carson, and another baby on the way. Seth has a Bachelors of Arts degree from Dallas Baptist University in Biblical Studies and prior experience as a student pastor.
At 18, God placed a calling on Seth's life to become a full time Student Pastor. He has a passion for student ministry and loves watching students come to know who God is and begin their journey with Him. Seth believes that God has given him the gift to teach students to live a lifestyle that brings glory to God, invest in their lives in such a way that discipleship happens, and encourage students to reach out and love others the way God loves us. Seth joined our staff on July 18, 2021.