My name is Jody Jones and my wife Monica and I would like to welcome you to our church family. In April 2013, the Lord called us to Malakoff to live and love the people of this community, and it has been such a blessing. We would like to welcome you to be part of our family and our vision as we seek to be all things to all people through the love of Christ. It is an exciting time to be a part of such an experienced church with a missional heart and a staff that is seeking to minister to all ages and people groups right here where God has planted us. Come and see what God is doing, we would love to have the opportunity to meet you!
Pastor Jody Jones
Leo Loughmiller joined our church family as Associate Pastor - Music and Education in September 2013 and transitioned to Student Pastor in December of 2015. Leo and his wife, Kristin, were married on November 22, 2013 and they welcomed their son Hudson in December 2015. Leo has been involved in various forms of ministry for 10 years including worship, missions, and student ministry. He currently attends Criswell College in Dallas, Texas in pursuit of his Bachelor of Arts in Ministry . His heart for students is to see them enter into a fully devoted relationship with Jesus Christ and find a life of freedom in Him.
Cory Smith came to First Baptist Church of Malakoff in February 2016 as our Minister of Music and Education. Cory is married to his wife Rebecca and they have an infant daughter named Ellisyn. Cory has a Bachelor of Science in Music Business with a degree emphasis in Worship Leadership. We are excited to have Cory and his family here in Malakoff!
Nita came to FBC in June 2010. She was born and raised in Athens and returned to this area after a 5 year absence where she and her family lived at Possum Kingdom Lake near Mineral Wells, TX. Nita loves the outdoors, spending time with her family, reading, and journaling. She loves people and her deepest desires are to serve God in the church and the community. Nita is currently the coordinator for our Women's Ministry here at FBC Malakoff and has a heart for ministering to the women of our community. Nita has 4 children; Jason, Sarah, Stacey, and Andy, and two granddaughters, Riley and Gentry.