Our Staff and Leadership
Pastor: Stephen Stanford
Stephen was called to be pastor of Forest Hills Baptist in 2015. His ministry mission statement is from Colossians 1:28, “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” He has a passion for getting people to study the bible and to know Christ. He is also passionate about missions. "That all may know him, the one true God."
Stephen double majored in Philosophy and History receiving a Bachelors of Arts degree from Texas State University. He went on to get a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville Kentucky.
While in college Stephen met his wife Kymberly while working for Lifeway Christian Bookstore. They have been married for 11 years. They have four children and he enjoys spending time with his sons Malachi, Isaiah, Judah & Benjamin. And the family is anticipating the arrival of boy number five, Daniel.
Stephen enjoys reading, weight lifting, being outdoors in nature and watching sports.
Deacon: David Sowell
David Sowell serves as FHBC's Deacon and the Chairman of the Administrative Leadership of the church.
Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator: Paul Francisco
Paul grew up in a military family all over the world. At age 19, he professed faith in Christ. In 2004, he met his wife, Joyie. They were married that year and now have five children- Faith, Charity, Hope, Paul (PJ) and Timothy. Paul has served for over 18 years in the military. Currently, He serves our veterans at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs as a Financial Analyst. He holds a B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies from Grantham Univeristy; MDiv from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His passion for the Gospel and the church fuels his hunger to see unbelievers repent, the church strengthened through discipleship, and the Gospel preached to the ends of the earth.
Children's Ministry Coordinator: Judy Dreggors
Judy has a passion to see young children know and love God. She lovingly explains the Gospel in easy, understandable lessons for the children.
Women's Ministry Coordinator: Linda Sowell
Linda has been apart of FHBC for many years. She has a desire for the women to know God and enjoy fellowship with Him. Linda leads two studies a year, one in the spring and one in the fall.