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Yellville, Arkansas


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Nursery Coordinator

Emily Smith

Emily is excited to serve God as Nursery Coordinator.   Emily and husband, Heath, have two children, Canton and Kinley.  It isn't unusual to see Heath helping Emily in the nursery.  We invite you to come Sunday and meet Emily and the other nursery workers and enjoy the worship service.

Financial Secretary

Chloe Richardson

Chloe Richardson serves First Baptist Church as our Financial Secretary.  Her experience from the banking industry serves her greatly in the role she serves our church.  .  If you ever have a question concerning your contributions, church finances or anything else related to our churches financial matters, please do not hesitate to call Chloe.  She will be delighted to assist you.


Rick Pyron

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Brother Rick has been our pastor since April,2008.  He and his wife, Lori, are native Arkansans.  They have served churches in Arkansas, Texas and Michigan.  He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and Luther Rice Seminary, Lithonia, GA and has studied at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO.  Prior to his twenty-one years of ministry, Brother Rick was self employed as an industrial contractor in South Arkansas for nearly ten years.  He and Lori have three adult children and one grandchild.  Brother Rick's hobbies are perfect for life in the Ozarks-golfing, shooting, hunting, and fishing.

We invite you to join us each Sunday as we grow under Brother Rick's preaching and teaching ministry.

Music Director

Carnes McCormack

FBC is fortunate to have an extremely talented musical leader.  Carnes McCormack is a native of Mississippi and has lived in Yellville since April 1995.  A graduate of Coffeeville High School in Mississippi, and a 1970 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a degree in Music Education, Carnes is now retired from the entertainment industry after 27 years of performing.  He has been choir director for First Baptist since August 1995, while his wife Macy plays the piano and operates the electronic media.  They have a daughter, Maggie, 18, who is also an active member of FBC.  Two other children, Peyton and Meredith, are both married and live in Mississippi.  Peyton has one child, Henry, who is 1 year old.  The McCormacks love doing God's work and are happy to be a part of FBC.


Debra, Macy, and Lori

Debra Keeter, Macy McCormack and Lori Pyron share the position of church pianist.  While Debra and Lori rotate the Sunday morning service responsibilities monthly, Macy serves in this role on Sunday evenings.  Each of these ladies provide our congregation with talented accompaniment, as well as inspiring instrumentals for our worship gatherings.

Youth Minister

Daniel Hickey

Hello, I am Daniel Hickey the Youth Minister here at FBC Yellville. The Lord has been so good to me by blessing me with a wonderful wife, twin daughters and a son. I am a math teacher at Flippin High School, a cattle rancher, deacon, youth minister, and father. Sometimes life gets pretty busy but I always have the Lord on my side.  Here at FBC Yellville we want to see all come to repentance and work for the Lord. He is worthy of all of our praise and worship. Come visit us sometime and join in on the excitement.

Love in the Lord,
Daniel Hickey