Graham Hale

Teaching Pastor

Graham grew up in Conway, Arkansas and lived there until he attended the University of Arkansas where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. After college, he attended Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN where he received a Master of Divinity. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Leslie, were married in May of 2003 and have three daughters.  

Graham is a big movie buff, loves all kinds of music, and enjoys playing the guitar. He really enjoys reading and some of his favorite authors include R.C. Sproul, John Piper, J.I. Packer, Timothy Keller, Jonathan Edwards, and A.W. Tozer. 

Although Graham grew up in Arkansas, he has a lot of family in Texas. His dad grew up near Austin and raised him to be a Longhorns fan. He is also a huge Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks fan.


Bill McDowell

Administrative Pastor

Bill is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with both a Bachelor and Masters degree in Education. He is a retired administrator from the Jacksonville school district. Bill, his wife Machelle, and son Josh have been members of Fellowship Bible Church since 1986. Bill also serves as an Elder at Fellowship.  He enjoys fishing, football, basketball and reading. He and his family do a lot of traveling both in the U.S and abroad.


john paddock

discipleship Pastor

John Paddock was born here in Jacksonville, attended Rusk schools, and grew up in Fellowship Bible Church. After serving a four year enlistment in the Marine Corps, he and his wife moved back to East Texas. It was in that time that they both began reading the Word, understood the Gospel, and received Christ as Lord. After serving in the youth ministry at Fellowship Bible, they decided to move back to California to continue John’s theological education at The Master’s College where he received his Bachelors of Arts in Biblical Exposition. John and his wife Kali spent the next four years doing foster care and adopted their two oldest sons. John preached and served at a Christian men’s home in Los Angeles until the elders called him back to serve as the Discipleship Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Jacksonville. John and Kali have four children: Jordan, Nathan, Carli, and Grace. 



youth pastor

Jimmy Hendricks (yes that's his real name) was born in California and moved to Jacksonville in 2009. He is married to Charistina Hendricks and has one daughter, Charissa. He attended the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He most enjoys time with friends and family and on any given night would rather be at home watching a good movie with his wife than elsewhere. Jimmy is our Youth Pastor and desires to glorify God in his service.


Brent Hail

Music Leader & Missions Director

Brent grew up in Houston and after getting out of the Navy in '89 he moved to Jacksonville. He met his wife, Dana, while attending Fellowship. They have a son, Daymon, and two grandsons. He has been with the worship team for over 20 years. Brent is a firefighter in Tyler and enjoys fishing on occasion.

Brent is also our Missions Director. He leads teams to serve our missionaries in the field and educates our people on the importance of missions ministry. To learn more about our local and international missions ministry click HERE.

Connie Davis


Connie and her family moved to the Jacksonville area in December 2002 from Amarillo. She has been a member of Fellowship Bible Church since 2005 and joined the staff as the Church Secretary in March 2006. Connie loves her job and says her favorite thing about it is serving the congregation in any way that she can. 


Carol Omenson

Financial Manager

Carol and her husband Dwight moved here in 2001 from the Houston area. When looking for a church home, they visited Fellowship and knew the search was over. The emphasis on community through small groups along with strong Bible teaching and intimate worship was what they found. Carol joined the staff in 2004 bringing 10 years of church office experience. She considers it an honor and privilege to serve the Lord through her work at FBC. She and Dwight reside in Jacksonville and have two grown children and seven granddaughters.


Linda Fuglestad

Assimilation Director

Linda and her husband Terry moved to Jacksonville from North Dakota in the fall of 2011. Since 2006, they would always attend Fellowship Bible Church when visiting family in Jacksonville. When they finally moved to Jacksonville, they were thankful to become members of Fellowship Bible Church. Terry and Linda are both veterans. Linda served twenty years in the Air Force and then another eleven as a civilian. She loved the tempo, diversity, camaraderie and most of the challenges of military life. Terry also served in the Navy and then was a civil servant for twenty years. They enjoy traveling to see their four grown children and their grandson, motorcycle riding, bible studies, and fishing. Linda has a degree in Human Resources from Park University and her Master's of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve through this position and to use the gifts that the Lord has given her for his purposes.