Dr. Kenneth Gore
Dr. Ken Gore is our Interim Pastor. He also serves as Professor of Biblical Studies at Dallas Baptist University, teaching Old Testament and Hebrew. Ken has been involved in ministry for over forty years. He has served as an itinerant missionary, pastor, interim pastor, adjunct professor and professor. A Missouri native, Ken served for 19 years at Williams Baptist College in Arkansas before joining DBU full-time in 2017. He and his wife have been married since 1992, and they have one adult son.
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!
Janna is relatively new to her job at First Baptist Lancaster, but not new to those who choose worship here. She loves the Lord and wishes to serve him in any capacity she is able. Here, she serves him by finding effective ways to communicate with our church family. When not serving here, you can find Janna and her husband at a football stadium supporting their kids in their college and/or high school band endeavors.