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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 which began October 2014. 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 29 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 33 years, Marianne, have three children; daughter Alison Midkiff Cooley is married to Caleb Cooley, son Andrew is a graduate of ETBU and the University of Texas-Tyler and is employed by a CPA firm in Tyler, and son Ashton is a student 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.”

Follow Bro. Mike on Twitter @revmidkiff.


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Jarrod Yeager

Associate Pastor/Worship Leader/Student Minister

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-Student Minister/Worship Leader on August 14, 2016.

Jarrod is a graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce. He was licenesed to the Gospel Ministry by Pine Street Baptist Church on May 2, 2010. In March 2016, Faith Baptist Church ordained him to the work of the Gospel Ministry. The Quitman Chamber of Commerce recognized him as the 2019 Clergy of the Year during their annual banquet.   

Jarrod and his wife, Lindsey, reside in Quitman with their young sons, Luke and Jake.



Shirley Boles

Church Secretary

Shirley Boles 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 1987 and 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 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.