Craig Lile is our Senior Pastor and was born and raised in Wichita Falls. While attending this church, going to college, and volunteering in youth ministry, at the age of 21 he was selected by the church’s search committee to fill the temporary youth intern position. One year later he was voted by the church to become their Minister of Youth, where he served 11 years before leaving to take the pastorate of a church in Oklahoma. After serving as pastor of a church in Oklahoma and a church in Texas over a 16 year span the church voted to bring Craig back as senior pastor of Faith Baptist Church in 2009. Craig and Robin met and were married in this church in 1987. They have three grown children: Charity (and her husband, Jeremy), Susanna (and her husband, Josh), and Micaiah. They have three grandchildren they adore: Titus, Landry and Eden. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Midwestern State University and an Advanced Diploma of Christian Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary/Southern Baptist Convention. In his ministry that spans almost four decades Pastor Craig has developed a special love for the Scriptures, especially in the areas of preaching, teaching, equipping, mentoring and counseling.
Associate Pastor of Administration
Larry, a native of Jacksboro, TX and a graduate of Texas Tech University, has served our church as Ministers of Music, Youth, Senior Adults and Administration and has been back at Faith since 2010 (he first served 1975-1997). As Associate Pastor of Administration Larry oversees buildings and property, insurance, calendar, budgeting and general administration of our church's life. He also directs Faith Singers, our senior adult choir.
Minister of Music and Senior Adults
Doug has been at Faith since 2013. Doug married his best friend over 30 years ago, and enjoys spending time cultivating that relationship. He graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Pedagogy. He continued his education at West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M) with a masters degree in choral conducting, and at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a Masters of Arts in Religious Education. Doug and Linda have one son, Chris, who lives in the Austin area with his wife, Shelley along with Doug and Linda's new grandson.
Robb Havens & Micaiah Lile
Interim Contemporary Worship Leaders
Serving as our interim contemporary service music leadership is Robb Havens assisted by Micaiah Lile. These men, along with our volunteer musicians, lead us in worshiping the Lord at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. These men both have full-time jobs, and we appreciate their commitment to lead our services. Robb works for a local heating/air conditioning/plumbing contractor and Micaiah for a local electrical contractor.
Minister of Discipleship
Brett joined our staff as part-time Minister of Discipleship, August 2019. He has been married to Dr. Nicole Storseth since December 1996. Brett graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. In 2000 he received a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Brett has served on staff at several churches in Texas.
Minister of Youth & Family Ministry Interim
Caleb grew up in Wichita Falls, attending Faith and serving as a youth intern during the summers of 2015 and 2016. He graduated from Houston Baptist University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Caleb met his wife, Sarah, while both serving at a church plant in Vancouver, Canada and they were married in May of 2018. Their first child, Benjamin, was born on July 25th, 2019. Caleb is passionate about leading students into a deeper experience of their faith and aspires to make lifelong, disciple-making followers of Jesus.
Pastoral/Discipleship Ministry Assistant
Sheryl has been on staff at Faith since March 1982. She has served in many different capacities over those years. Before coming to Faith she served as secretary at another church in the city for 4 years. She has one sister, two brothers, three nephews, three nieces and two great-nieces whom she is very proud of and deeply loves.
Loren Brock is our Finance Manager. She and her husband Marcus were married in June 2011. They have two sons. Loren is a graduate of Midwestern State University where she received a BBA with a major in Accounting and a MBA. She has been a part of Faith Baptist Church since 2013 when she started as Bookkeeper.
Jo Ann Larimore
Families/Missions Ministry Assistant
Jo Ann is our Discipleship Ministry Assistant. She has been married to her husband Stephen for 42 years. They have 3 grown daughters, 3 son-in-laws, and 6 grandchildren. She returned to our Church in 2014 after living in Lubbock for 15 years, where she worked as the Office Manager for Harkins & Hancock Dentistry for 10 years. Before moving to Lubbock they were members of Faith for 19 years. Jo Ann has been on staff since April 2015.
Music Ministry Assistant
Tonya is our Music Ministry Assistant and comes to Faith Baptist with experience in higher education, real estate, medical field, retail, and child welfare. Her educational background includes a Bachelor's of Business Administration, Midwestern State University and a Master's of Organizational Management, University of Phoenix Online.
Don Wood has been working at Faith for 28 years. He has been married to Gene for 43 years, and he has a son, Josey, and a daughter, Sabra. God has taught him many things over the years, but the most important lesson he has taken from the Lord is the importance of patience.
Media & Tech Coordinator
Justin Green is our Media and Tech Coordinator. He is a graduate of Midwestern State University where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree, as well as having studies in music education. He has been a part of Faith Baptist Church since 2015. Justin has also been involved with technical aspects such as live sound, lighting, and overall production for many years.