9146 Seneca Trail South, Ronceverte, WV 24970  (304) 645-3533


Leadership Staff

Meet our Leadership Team at First Baptist of Fairlea

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 […]

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Andrew Connor

Andrew Connor was born in Africa and raised outside of Chicago IL, and Washington DC. He attended Liberty University and graduated with a B.A. in Religious Studies, with a specialization in youth ministry. During his undergraduate years, he married his high school sweetheart, Becky. After they were married, Andrew returned to Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, […]

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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 Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and French. Having been inspired by a mother and two sisters who were teachers, Jennifer served her […]

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Jerry Reid

Gerald Foster (Jerry) Reid was born and raised in Richmond, VA. Jerry was the fourth of five sons born to Fred and Irma Reid. He was blessed to have been born into a Christian family and was taken to a Southern Baptist church before he was old enough to know he was going to church. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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