Graham Hale

Teaching Pastor

Graham has served as the lead pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Jacksonville, Texas since 2010. He 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 in 2001. After college, he 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. He and his wife, Leslie, were married in May of 2003 and have three daughters. 

Graham loves movies and all kinds of music and enjoys playing the guitar. Some of his favorite authors include R.C. Sproul, John MacArthur, John Piper, J.I. Packer, Timothy Keller, C. S. Lewis, Charles Spurgeon, Matthew Henry, Timothy Paul Jones, Paul David Tripp, 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.



executive pastor

Ron grew up in the Houston area where he met his wife 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 at Dallas Theological Seminary. 

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. 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.


Patti Eden

MUSIC director

Patti and her husband Tim have been members of Fellowship Bible Church since 1990 and have been part of the worship team since then as well. Patti was raised in Jacksonville and received a Bachelor of Music Education from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies in music, theater, and English from UT Tyler. 

She has taught school since 1990 and has been the choral director at The Brook Hill School since 1998. While at Brook Hill she has had some incredible musical experiences including her choirs performing with Michael W. Smith and even having the great privilege of directing a choir at Carnegie Hall in New York with Lauren Daigle and Francesca Battestelli. 

Patti and Tim have three grown daughters, and three amazing grandchildren, whom they love to spend time with as often as possible!


Brent Hail

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. 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.

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.