Leadership Team



Our ministry team Welcomes you Home to FBCFairfield!  We have a lot of fun serving God and you, our church family and community.  Please reach out to one of our team members if you need ministry, prayer, or want help connecting with an opportunity to serve!



Senior Pastor – Jeffrey Stachmus

God led Pastor Jeffrey and his family to FBCFairfield just this year and they are excited to be part of the Fairfield community. Passionate about evangelism and disciple making, Jeffery loves teaching in small settings just as much as he loves preaching from the pulpit.

A native Texan, he has ministered at churches in Ft Worth and Arizona. Pastor Jeffrey is married to Kristy, and they have two daughters, Gillian (a student at Arizona State University) and Joy (a Fairfield HS Freshman).

For fun he enjoys playing games, watching sports, and fishing. If he returns for “seconds” at the church potluck it would be for Pineapple Upside-down Cake – his favorite dessert!






Leon Thomas – Executive Pastor

Leon Thomas – Executive Pastor









Charlene Ward – Director of Finance/ Operations

Charlene Ward – Director of Finance/Operations










Jessica Henderson – Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Jessica Henderson has been apart of the FBC body since 2009 when she moved back home to Fairfield. She has been on staff as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator since December of 2017, after volunteering in that role for a year and half.  She loves her involvement with the children at FBC and being able to share God’s love with them through Bible stories, scripture memorization, prayer, and lots of fun! She has always had a heart for children for as long as she can remember.

She received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from UTA in 2000. She also holds a Texas Teacher’s Certification. Outside of work, she spends most of her time hanging out with her children, Kyson and Sariah.










Janet Bulger – Preschool & Training Center Director

A Mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Janet Bulger loves spending time with family  and no matter what extracurricular activity they are participating in, she always make an effort to be there to cheer on her loved ones!  She moved to Fairfield in 1977 (only intending to stay here one year) and has been here since; resulting in an interesting fact that she has only ever been a member of two churches in her whole life!  In 2003, Janet became the Preschool Coordinator for FBC, and later the Parent’s Day Out Director (in 2016).  Her husband, Kenny, does all the cooking at home and also cooks all our meals at First Baptist Church, and for many other community events.  Janet is very active in the community and was part of the team that help found Freestone Cancer Support Group, which is near to her heart as a cancer survivor.










Karen cheerfully serves as our Receptionist/Office Assistant.  Part of our team since 2012, she enjoys helping in a variety of ways, especially if it involves multi-tasking. She is happy when she gets to “check things off the list!”

Karen Harlow – Receptionist/ Office Assistant

Karen received a BS in Education from the University of Texas, Austin in 1986, a year after she married Thomas while they were helping plant a church.  (It was a very busy year.) They have three grown children, and one amazing granddaughter.

If she ever stumbles upon any spare time, Karen enjoys reading, watching movies, analyzing human behavior, and dreaming that one day her house might be remodeled.

Her favorite scripture is Psalm 86:11 “Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth. Give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.”









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Don Thornton – Staff Evangelist

Don is a member of the Texas Baptist Evangelists and Southern Baptist Evangelists conferences.  As a member of our ministry team, he is ready to help our church connect with mission and outreach opportunities, he is part of our music ministry and leads our choir, and is always busy helping maintain and improve our facilities.  Don lives here in Fairfield and you will often see him riding as part of Christian Motorcyclist Association.










Peter Rios – Spanish Ministry Pastor

Pete Rios – Spanish Ministry Pastor

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