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Dr. Danny Crosby

Senior Pastor


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Chris Smith

Associate Pastor

Office: 817-645-6684
Facebook: chris.smith.tx

Originally from Prattville, Alabama, Chris joined the staff of FBC Cleburne in February 2011. Chris and his wife, Alyson, have been married since 1991. They have a son, Alex and two daughters, Joy and Ivy Grace.

Chris earned a Bachelors Degree from Leavell College in New Orleans, LA and a Master of Divinity Degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Chris previously served as Minister of Families and Children at FBC, New Orleans, where he was on staff from 2004 until 2011. He previously served as Church-Minister Relations Consultant at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and has served on the ministerial staff of several churches in Alabama and Louisiana. Chris also worked as a Civil Engineer for the Alabama Department of Transportation for several years prior to his family's move to New Orleans in 2001.

Alyson, his wife, is a Special Education Diagnostician with the Cleburne Independent School District.

Chris was licensed to the gospel ministry in 1983 by his home church, Camellia Baptist Church, Prattville, AL and ordained in 2000 by Catoma Baptist Church, Montgomery, AL

Aaron Christiansen

Youth Minister


Aaron joined the staff of FBC Cleburne on September 13, 2020. Aaron is married to Emily and they have one daughter, Karis.

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Pam Ackley

Minister of Christian Growth


Pam joined the staff of FBC Cleburne in February 2003 and is the mom of three married daughters and proud grandmother of ten. Not a native Texan, and doesn't talk like one either, she has lived in Cleburne since 1986.

Pam, the oldest of six children, grew up in a small New England town in New Hampshire.  She graduated from Boston University with a BS in Education and married Ralph Ackley in 1968.  Pam lived in Connecticut where she taught school for one year while Ralph fulfilled his millitary duty in the Navy Submarine Service.  Three children later and several moves they landed in Cleburne, Texas in 1986.  Unfortunately Ralph was deceased less than three years after moving to Cleburne, but Pam knew early on God wanted them to call Texas home.  By listening to God and obeying Him came a deeper desire to serve Him and become involved in church work.

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Debbie Goulding

Children's Minister


Debbie joined the staff of First Baptist Church in December 2017. Having grown up in Cleburne, and spending most her life here, Debbie currently lives in Alvarado with her husband, Doug. Debbie has been involved in some form of teaching or being a department director with preschoolers, children, and youth in Baptist churches since the age of 17. Debbie and Doug have 3 adult children, Josh, Kristine, and Whitney, as well as 4 grandchildren.

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Sam Patty

Choir Director


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Donna Rogers

Administrative Assistant


Donna serves as Administrative Assistant for the Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor.

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Sharon Wells

Administrative Assistant


Sharon serves as Administrative Assistant for the Minister of Music and Ministers of Youth.

Leighton Martinez

Director, WEE School