Church  First Baptist Church Guest Speakers!

  • Dr. Scott Hobbs - Guest Pastor

    Dr. Scott Hobbs has served the Lord as a pastor, teacher and missionary for over 30 years. His wife Laura and their two younger sons recently moved back to their home state of Arkansas to reconnect with family after serving 18 years as a pastor in the Chicago area of a Southern Baptist Church. Scott has a PhD from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX and has served as missionary in the United Kingdom, pastor in TX, AR, & Chicago and a teacher in a School of Theology. Laura grew up in southern India as an IMB missionary kid and presently teaches 1st grade in Springdale. Their oldest son is a Physician in Residence at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, is married and has one daughter. Their middle son is a freshman at Ouachita Baptist University. Their youngest son is a junior at Rogers High School. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Hobbs to FBCE on Easter Sunday!

  • Gary Baltrusch - Guest Music Leader

    Gary Baltrusch has been a long time bi-vocational worship minister at various churches, most recently serving at Cherry Ridge Baptist Church in Bastrop, LA, and Bethany Baptist Church in Bethany, LA.  Gary spent 5&1/2 years with his wife Glenda traveling and singing gospel concerts in the contiguous United States prior to these most recent stints as worship minister.  He also served as worship minister 10 years at First Baptist Winslow before that.


    Gary and Glenda make their home in Winslow, AR.

  • Brian Taylor - Guest Music Leader

    Please join us on Sunday, we are so excited to have special guest music leader Brian Taylor.

    Bryan and Mandy Taylor both went to Springdale high and the University of Arkansas . Mandy taught public school at Springdale for 8 years until having children and now homeschools both girls. Bryan has served in Bi-vocational and full-time ministry. He is also been involved in construction for many years and is now owner of Shiloh home solutions. Bryan and Mandy have been married for almost 27 years and have two beautiful daughters. Maryssa 17 and Shea 10.

  • Stephanie Stright-Richards -  Pianist

    If you have not heard Stephanie play the piano you are missing out on hearing a true talent from God.

    Stephanie Straight-Richards graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1994 with a degree in piano. She has participated and won several piano competitions and opened Stephanie’s Musique in Dec. of 1994. In 2011 she released her first CD and the second one was released in 2014 - both of which were recorded in Nashville, TN. She has been blessed to serve as the pianist for Lakeview Baptist Church and for First Baptist Elkins. Her favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Stephanie, her husband and little boy Braden reside in Springdale.