Clay Fuqua, Senior Pastor
Dale Sauls, Associate Pastor/Minister of Education
As a poor country boy growing up in rural Mississippi, I never dreamed that God would one day allow me to be a minister. I accepted Jesus at the age of 10 and actively served in my church as a young adult—even to the point of being ordained as a deacon at the age of 19. However, it was not until I was 24 years of age that I sensed God calling me to resign a full-time job as an accounting supervisor, to go on to college and seminary and to eventually become a Minister of Education. Since then I’ve had the privilege of serving two wonderful churches, including FBC, Blanchard for the past 29 years.
Sam Paris, Equipping Pastor
After 26 years serving as a missionary to Latin America with the International Mission Board along with my wife Lisa, the Lord has led us to return to the U.S. to serve as equipping pastor. My vision is to make disciples who in turn make disciples. We seek to better incorporate new members into the fellowship and to help the Church body seek a deeper walk with the Lord.
Our hope is that every disciple will be fully equipped for the service that the Father is calling them to fulfill and therefore fulfilling the mission that God is calling us to do in Blanchard and around the world.