Darryl Smith

Senior Pastor

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Darryl was raised in Wichita Falls, Texas. After graduating from Baylor University, he and Amy McCracken married in 1984. He has two degrees from Southwestern Seminary, M.Div and D. Min. He pastored Calvary Baptist Church, Seymour and First Baptist Church, Post before coming to First Baptist, Huntington in 1999. Darryl and Amy have four married children and seven grand-children, with more to come hopefully!

Shane Stover

Worship Leader

Shane was saved when he was 16 years old while attending the HFBC youth group.  After his salvation, several people in the church mentored Shane and helped him find his gifts.  Through that process Shane realized his God-given gifts for music and the church helped develop him into a worship leader. 

Shane has now been leading worship since 1998 and loves doing so. Shane hopes as you attend HFBC you feel welcomed and refreshed through our service and that you leave closer to God than when you came.

Charity Ryan

Ministry Assistant

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Charity started in January 2020 as our Church Secretary. She helped steady the ship during COVID and took on many responsibilities to keep the church office moving. She now is our Ministry Assistant, helping our Pastors and Directors in the day to day tasks of ministry.

Julie Litton

Financial Secretary

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Julie Litton started in March 2020 as our Financial Secretary, taking on these duties from Jene Burnett who served here for 15+ years. Julie is married to Gary Litton Sr., and they have four sons who are all grown and married. More importantly, Julie has a slew of grandkids that she loves to spend time with!

Byron Smith

Associate Pastor

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Byron and Madison have been married since October 2015. They have three children: Hudson Andrew, Adelyn Chandler, and Ellison Marie. Byron grew up at HFBC from 5th grade through high school graduation. Byron went to Texas A&M to study Petroleum Engineering and worked for Chevron for a few years. It was during that time that he sensed a call from God to give up his life for the sake of THE kingdom. Byron lived in Spain and England for a year while finishing his M.Div. through Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY in 2015.

Byron started as the Youth Pastor in April 2015 knowing that God has called him to be a pastor. He never thought he would be doing this job in his home church, but he can’t imagine anywhere else that he would rather be. He transitioned to Associate Pastor in April 2018. He is continuing his responsibilities with the youth and taking on other pastoral duties.

Crickett Moree

Minister of Discipleship

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Crickett considers serving her church family, as the Minister of Discipleship at HFBC, an amazing honor.  Her ministry areas include discipleship, education, missions and outreach.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communication from Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches and a Master of Arts in Discipleship Ministries from Liberty University.   She loves people and leading Bible study! She has been married to Cody since 1983.  She is extremely proud of her beautiful children, Chelsi and Chandler, and her favorite hobby is 4C family time. It is her desire that people find HFBC a place where they are loved, taught and challenged to share Jesus. Her favorite verses are Ephesians 3:20-21.  “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever.”  

Erin Willis

Nursery Director

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Erin started working with our children as a nursery worker in August of 2018. She is the daughter of Sean and Melissa Willis and has grown up in our church her entire life. She was saved when she was six years old. She started volunteering with our children when she entered high school. She is currently a senior in college and is attending Stephen F. Austin State University to obtain her degree in Early Childhood Education.

“I am so excited for this opportunity to serve our children and bring the ministry of Jesus to the next generation! Your children are extremely important to us, and we want to provide a safe environment where they can learn about God. That allows you as parents to be assured that they are in good hands!”

Sarah Lester

Interim Children’s Director

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Sarah started in August 2020 as our interim Children’s Director. She is responsible for our K-4th graders on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights along with a host of volunteers. Sarah is married to Josh and they have three wonderful kids!