Our Staff Team

We have a passion for people, our city and our world. This isn't simply a staff directory page...

It's a group of people that love to work together but more importantly do life together. 

  • Brett Lester

    Lead Pastor

    Brett joined the FBC Leadership Team as Lead Pastor in August 2012. His primary duties are presenting the Word of God, casting vision, and leading the FBC family in our mission to #GoServeLive in the Lake Livingston area. Brett and his wife, Joy, have three children: Katie, Mallory and Hudson. “I love leading a church and a staff that is so willing to do whatever it takes to reach people with the gospel. Livingston is a great community…and one that we hope will know the great God that brings us life!”

  • Kevan wood

    Pastor of worship & administration

    Kevan is known as the old guy on staff. He has had the privilege of serving the Lord at FBC since February 1979. He and his wife Mary Beth have been married for over 35 years. They have 3 children, 6 wonderful grandsons and 3 beautiful granddaughters. Kevan has a passion to help the church reach this area for Christ and to help each of us become Worshippers of Him with our whole being. “First is a place that has allowed me to grow, find my purpose and is helping me become what God created me to be,” says Kevan. Kevan leads the Classic Worship at 9:00am with a praise team and choir.

  • david goddard

    Pastor of Education & Outreach

    David joined the staff of FBC in June 2008. He comes with over 20 years of ministry experience. His roles include further development of Adult Bible Study Groups both on Sundays and during the week. He helps the FBC Family further reach the Lake Livingston area for Christ. David has a vision of being a part of this team to make an impact for Christ. He loves finding ways to enhance peoples’ connection to Christ.

  • Michael Haffner

    Pastor of children & families

    Michael joined the FBC Leadership Team in July 2013. He has a passion not only to see children come to know the Lord and His Word, but also to train parents to be the primary disciple-makers in their own homes. He and his wife, D’Ann, have three children, Claire, Cole and Callen.

  • BRAD BUTLER

    pastor of students & families

    Brad joined the FBC Leadership Team in August 2013. Brad has 20 years of student and pastoral ministry experience and a passion to see students live out Luke 2:52…”to grow in wisdom and stature, and favor with God and man.”

  • Daniel McLendon

    Pastor of worSHIP & Media

    Daniel joined the staff of FBC in November 2016.  He was raised here in Livingston, and was active at FBC until he left for college.  He has since worked at several churches in both worship and student ministry roles.   Daniel is passionate about worship and seeing people use their creative gifts to glorify the Lord.  He works weekly with his wife, Kylie, to lead worship for our 10:30 am Alternative Service.