Mike Midkiff, Pastor 

Mike Midkiff was called to be the pastor of Faith Baptist Church on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Bro. Mike is the first full-time pastor of the church. He came to Faith BC after serving 13 years as the Director of Public Relations at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. 

Prior to ETBU, Bro. Mike served six years as the pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Marshall, Texas. He has also been the pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Tioga, Texas; Oak Grove Baptist Church, Harleton, Texas; and Grange Hall Baptist Church, Marshall, Texas. Bro Mike served as the Associate Pastor/Minister of Education of Woodland Place Baptist Church in Magnolia, Texas, in the mid 1990’s. The Kilgore, Texas native, has been in the ministry for over 25 years.

He was licensed to the Ministry by Southern Oaks Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas, on October 28, 1990. He was ordained to the Ministry by Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Tioga, Texas on November 29, 1992.

Before entering the Gospel ministry, Bro. Mike spent many years working in the field of broadcast media. His first radio job was while he was in high school at KOCA in Kilgore. He has also worked for three television stations, KTRE, Lufkin, Texas; KBTX, Bryan-College Station, Texas, and KLTV, Tyler, Texas.

He is a graduate of Kilgore High School, Sam Houston State University and earned a Master’s Degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Bro. Mike, and his wife of 30 years, Marianne, have three children; daughter Alison Midkiff Cooley is married to Caleb Cooley, son Andrew is a graduate of ETBU and works for a CPA firm in Tyler, and son Ashton is a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. Marianne teaches English at Quitman High School.

Bro. Mike’s life verse is Nahum 1:7, “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.” 

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Jarrod Yeager, Associate Pastor-Youth Minister/Worship Leader 


Jarrod Yeager was born and raised in Quitman, Texas where he attended church growing up.  Jarrod was called to lead music for the youth at Pine Street Baptist Church in Winnsboro, Texas in 2004, where he led for four years.  He was then called to serve as music minister at First Baptist Church in Cumby, Texas in 2009, where he served until he was called to Faith Baptist Church. He first served Faith Baptist in a part-time capacity but was called as the fulltime Associate Pastor-Youth Minister/Worship Leader on August 14, 2016.  Jarrod and his wife, Lindsey, reside in Quitman with their sons, Luke and Jake.

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Shirley Boles, Church Secretary


Shirley became the secretary at Faith Baptist Church November 2014.  She was born in Birmingham, Alabama but a resident of Texas since 1977.  She is married to Kenneth Boles and they have four children, six grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters.  She was Manager of Relocation at Sanger Harris in Dallas and moved to Houston during the merger with Foley’s in 1987and lived in Houston  20 years where she was a member of Spring Baptist Church.   She moved to Quitman in 2007. 

Shirley is in the office each Monday and others share the office duties Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 – Noon.  

Church 903 492.3535

Alternate:  903.569.4672

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Upcoming Events:

       Every Sunday & Wednesday night Youth meet at Faith Baptist Student Center

       First Saturday of each month! Good food, fun, and fellowship.