About our elders

Fellowship Bible Church is governed by a board of elders. We believe this is in harmony with the New Testament instructions regarding church leadership, that the church be led by a plurality of qualified leaders. The Bible instructs the elders to oversee the church and care for the flock spiritually. They are the primary group who are accountable for the overall health and effectiveness of the church. Ultimately, Jesus Christ is the head of the church, so the essence of the elders’ role is to seek His direction in overseeing, guiding and caring for the church. 

I Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-16

Brett Brewer

Brett grew up in Tulsa, OK before attending Baylor University where he earned a degree in English and Psychology . Afterwards he went to law school at the University of Oklahoma. Brett and his wife, Shauna, have two great kids, Thomas and Shelby. Brett practices law at the Norman Law Firm. In his free time, Brett enjoys college football, reading and grilling meat in his backyard.

Graham Hale

Graham grew up in Conway, Arkansas and lived there until he attended the University of Arkansas. There he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 2001. After college, Graham attended Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee where he received a Master of Divinity in 2006. He received his Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2020. Graham has served as the teaching pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Jacksonville, Texas since 2010. He and his wife Leslie have three daughters.

Tim Eden

Tim Eden is the proud husband of Patti Eden and father of Erica, Alyssa, and Lauren. Patti was born and raised in Jacksonville, but Tim joined the community in 1984 where he started his life-long journey of being an educator at Jacksonville High School. Having coached and taught in several area schools including Rusk, and The Brook Hill School, Tim is now serving as an Assistant Principal back at Jacksonville High. He came to a full knowledge of Christ as his Savior at the age of 11, right at the beginning of some of the most difficult years of his young life. Family tragedy and an impoverished home life was fertile soil for God's redeeming grace and amazing love to intervene. It was from these circumstances that God made Himself so undeniably real to Tim that he was compelled to build his life testimony around it. Ask him, he would love to share it with you.

jonathan wilson

Jonathan grew up in Jacksonville, graduating from Jacksonville High School in 1996. After high school he attend Jacksonville College (‘98) and UT Tyler (‘02) earning a Bachelors of General Education with an emphasis in Advertising/Marketing. Over the next 15 plus years, Jonathan worked in Arkansas on staff at a church, Director of Admissions for Central Baptist College, and then as Marketing Director for a religious non-profit. In 2019, Jonathan, his wife Johnna, daughter Rhyan, and son Rhys moved back to Texas. They are the owners of JW’s Barbecue here in Jacksonville. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys supporting his family in their various activities. 

Ron Luce

Ron grew up in the Houston area where he met Terri and they married in 1985. They have three children and three grandchildren. Ron worked for over 30 years in product development and management in manufacturing companies. He felt the call to preach and teach and has been active in various ministries for over 20 years. In 2010, he and Terri moved to Jacksonville to the farm which has been in Terri’s family since 1850. After retiring, Ron took the opportunity to go to the BMA Seminary where he earned an Associate’s degree in Divinity and is continuing his Christian education there. Ron loves to study God’s word and read. He and Terri enjoy spending time on the beach or in the mountains whenever they can.

Bill mcdowell

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.  He enjoys fishing, football, basketball and reading.  He and his family do a lot of traveling in the U.S. and abroad.   

Don Walker

Don was born and raised in Jacksonville. He attended Lon Morris and Stephen F. Austin College. After a 10 year stint in the retail business, he moved with his family back home and opened Jacksonville Insurance Agency in June of 1984. He and his family have attended and served in the ministry of Fellowship since 1985. Don is the proud parent of 3, and an even prouder grandparent of 5. (All still live in the Jacksonville area.) In his spare time, Don can be found on the golf course.