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Terri Talley

Terri Talley

Terri Talley has always loved working with children. Even from a young age, she served as a student helper in Vacation Bible School and in preschool, Mission Friends at her home church in Mesquite, Texas. Upon graduating from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education, Terri taught nine years of elementary school. After the birth of her second child, she became a stay-at-home mother. Seeking a close knit community and a church where they could serve faithfully,…
Amanda Howland

Amanda Howland

Amanda has been a member of New Life First Baptist Church since 2009.  All her life she has had a passion for children. She knew at a very early age she wanted to be in education and has taught for 13 years. God has used her passion in many areas of ministry such as teaching various children’s bible classes to vacation bible school and brought her to her current roll as co-director of the children’s ministry here at New Life…
Danny Sparks

Danny Sparks

As a young child, Danny met Jesus on a football field in his Northeast Texas hometown. He grew up as the middle child of his parents with an older brother and younger sister. Many Saturdays of his childhood he spent competing in horse shows and equestrian events across Southwest Arkansas. As a teenager, Danny was active in his church youth group where he was involved in skits, going to camps, and being with his friends. Sometime after graduating high school,…
Pastor Jay Smith

Jay Smith

Pastor Jay Smith has been on staff full time at New Life First Baptist Church since 2007.  He surrendered to the ministry while serving part time as worship pastor at New Life First Baptist Church.  He served as the full time Associate/Worship Pastor for eight years before accepting the position of Senior Pastor in April of 2015.  Pastor Jay has a passion for God’s Word and for God’s Glory to spread throughout the church to reach the world for Christ. …