Dr. Dan Griffin
Dan hails from Oklahoma but has lived in Texas most of his life. In his pastoral career, he has led churches of all sizes. He and Marilyn have been married since 1961, have three grown children and five grandchildren. The Griffins live in Arlington, TX. He also teaches Bible at Dallas Baptist University as an adjunct professor. Dan loves to write, which you can read in his hometown newspaper, and spend time with family. He was called to First Baptist Lancaster in November, 2013. Dan received his BA in English at Oklahoma Baptist University. Then he attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in KY, where he received his M. Div. and his D. Min. Both Campbell University (NC) and Dallas Baptist University have bestowed on him honorary degrees.
C. Ray Love
Ray grew up in Alabama and graduated from Jacksonville State University. He met and married his wife, Linda, in Texas. They have a daughter, Candice, who is married and lives in Louisiana. Both Ray and Linda are professionally trained musicians. Linda teaches voice lessons and accompanies in two schools in the Arlington area and is the organist in a church in Grapevine. Ray directs the FBC Worship Choir and the "Senior Serenaders" Choir. He’s been our Minister of Music since 2009. FBC is the fourth church where Ray and Dan have served together.
After her husband passed away in 2007, Marie became responsible for her two children, Derrick and Yashica. Now, she has five adorable grandchildren to love. She has lived in Lancaster for 31 years. Coming from the corporate world, Marie brought both talents and experience to her job as our Administrative Assistant. Since 2013, hers is the sweet, pleasant voice who greets you on the phone or meets you at the door, in addition to her many other responsibilities.
Terry has been a vital part of FBC’s support staff since 2000. She and her husband (who shares her exact name!) live in Red Oak. They have a son and a daughter who are grown. The two Terrys are the proud grandparents of 5 grandchildren. Currently, Terry is the full-time Financial Administrator at FBC. But, she wears many hats! She always has time to help, answer questions, and find that “thing” that no one else can locate!