Craig Lile is our Senior Pastor. Having been born and raised in Wichita Falls his family joined Faith Baptist in his teen years. Under strong mentoring he began serving in youth ministry while attending college. At the age of 21 he was presented by the church’s search committee to fill the temporary youth intern position, where one year later he was presented and voted to become Minister of Youth, where he served for 11 years. While serving at Faith, Craig and Robin met and were married in 1987. Craig left Wichita Falls for his first pastorate in Oklahoma, followed by a second pastorate in Texas. After 16 years away, the Faith Baptist search committee circled back to Craig and Robin, and he was voted in 2009 to become their senior pastor. Craig and Robin have three grown children whose families are active in Faith Baptist: Charity (and her husband, Jeremy), Susanna (and her husband, Josh), and Micaiah (and his wife, Christine). They have five grandchildren they adore: Gideon, Titus, Landry, Eden and Carsyn. 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 spanning almost four decades Pastor Craig has developed a special love for the Scriptures, especially in the areas of expository 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 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 / Interim College Director
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. Caleb has two children, his son Benjamin, born in 2019 and his daughter Ellie, born in 2021. Caleb is passionate about leading students into a deeper experience of their faith and aspires to make lifelong, disciple-making followers of Jesus.
Director of Preschool Children Ministry
She and her husband Russell have been married for 22 years. They have 3 beautiful daughters. Mandy is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in French. She has been a part of Faith since 2017.
Interim College Minister
Trent grew up in Springtown, Tx and is a graduate of Wichita Falls own Midwestern State University. Trent and his wife Megan grew up together in Springtown, and have been married since July of 2020. He spent time after college serving at the Baptist Student Ministry at MSU as a college ministry intern. Trent is passionate about the church and desires to serve college students, and see them trained up to be the deacons, elders and leaders of the church of the future.
David Mace is our Minister of Music, and leads worship at the 8:30 a.m. service each Sunday. David and Laurie met at Hardin-Simmons University, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music. They have been married since 1985, and have three grown children. Allison is an elementary teacher in Waco, Andrew is a student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Aaron is a music teacher in Temple. Laurie teaches 2nd grade at Fowler Elementary. David taught music theory and piano for 15 years at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and has led worship in churches in Texas and Arizona. He has been involved in worship leading almost every Sunday since the age of 13, either behind a piano, or behind a pulpit.
Micaiah Lile & Adam Turnbo
Interim Contemporary Worship Leaders
Serving as our interim contemporary service music leadership is Micaiah Lile assisted by Adam Turnbo. Micaiah is a Journeyman Electrician for Willen Electric where he has worked since the summer of 2014. Micaiah and his wife Christine were just married in March. He has been playing guitar and helping lead worship at Faith since 2014. Adam Turnbo is one of our Family Ministry Interns and also one of our Worship Leaders in the contemporary service. Adam is currently enrolled at MSU Texas and is pursuing a Bachelor of Music with a teaching certification. His planned graduation date is December of 2022. He has been at Faith since 2020 when he started as our intern. These men, along with our volunteer musicians, lead us in worshiping the Lord at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday.
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.
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 since 1978. 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.
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.