Leadership Staff

Leadership Staff

Meet our Leadership Team at First Baptist of Fairlea

Senior Pastor

Dallas Smith

Dallas Smith has been serving as senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Fairlea since November 2014. With the exception of a few childhood years in southern California, Dallas was raised in Kanawha County and proudly claims West Virginia as his home state. His family relocated to Virginia during his high school years, and it was soon thereafter that he met Donna. They married in 1982, and have been serving the Lord together for more than thirty-five years. God has…
Director of Education

Dee Myers

Deanna (Dee) Myers is currently serving First Baptist of Fairlea as Director of Education. Dee came to us with wealth of experience in her chosen field […]
Youth Director

Andy Isabell

Andy was born in Morgantown, West Virginia. At age four, his parents returned to Craigsville, West Virginia, where Andy was raised. His mother and father started taking him and his two brothers to a small Baptist church in Craigsville, and at the age of nine Andy accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized shortly thereafter. He graduated from Richwood High School and earned a B.A. in Political Science and Legal Studies from Virginia Tech. After finishing his…
Choir Director and Song Leader

Jeff Bryant

Music is a vitally important part of our worship services and mission outreach efforts, and the ministry provided by Jeff Bryant as worship leader is invaluable. Jeff is choir director here at FBC as well as of the annual community Christmas cantata. He is an accomplished vocalist (member of gospel trio “ 3:16 Crossroads”) and instrumental soloist. Jeff holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies from Marshall University and a Master’s in Music Education from Radford University. He earned a…
Music Coordinator

Teresa Bryant

  FBC is richly blessed to have accomplished musician and school music specialist Teresa Bryant as its primary pianist. Teresa is currently acting as the music instructor for Ronceverte Elementary School. Prior to serving in this capacity, she spent fifteen years teaching choral music, music appreciation, and piano at Greenbrier East High School. She was also responsible for the implementation and instruction of the Orff/Kodaly music program in the Covington, Virginia city school system. She hold Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees…
Organist

Betty Smith

Accompanying congregational singing at the organ since 1965 is Mrs. Betty Smith. Betty began her musical “career” with piano lessons at age seven, but her passion was to play the organ. After having been given only some basic instruction, Betty became the accomplished organist she is today with countless hours of practice at church on her own. Pastor Dallas and the entire church family feel gifted each week by Betty’s radiant smile, love for the Lord, and brilliant musical talents!
Secretary

Jennifer Rich

Jennifer Rich joined the staff of First Baptist as secretary in August 2016. She grew up in Gap Mills and White Sulphur Springs, WV, and graduated from Marshall University with a B.A. in Elementary Education and French. Having been inspired by a mother and two sisters who were teachers, Jennifer served her community as a teacher as well for thirty years. She and her husband Barry, a high school English teacher, enjoy do-it-yourself projects in their vintage Lewisburg home and…