Our Staff


Profile image of Chad Selph

Chad Selph

Senior Pastor

Office: 972.727.8241
Website: chadselphblog.blogspot.com/

Chad joined the church in February 1997. He previously served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Stamford, Texas. Chad is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chad and his wife, Rhonda, have two children: Austin and Lauren. 

Profile image of Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith

Generations Pastor

Office: 972.727.8241

Jimmy joined the ministry staff as Generations Pastor in May 2015. Jimmy spent time as a Licensed Professional Counselor after serving 11 years as Minister of Students at First Baptist Church Allen. After graduating from Hardin-Simmons University, Jimmy earned his Masters of Divinity from Logsdon School of Theology and his Masters in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. Jimmy and his wife, Shonda, have three children, Tyler, Logan and Katherine. TESTIMONY

Profile image of Jeff Mize

Jeff Mize

Minister of Music

Office: 972.727.8241

Jeff came to First Baptist Church in January 1998, after almost fifteen years as Minister of Music in Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana, Texas. Jeff is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeff and his wife, Anna, have three children: Juliana, Aaron and Elizabeth. TESTIMONY

Profile image of Ross Ramsey

Ross Ramsey

Minister of Education

Office: 972.727.8241

Ross joined our team in October 2012 as Minister of Education after serving at First Baptist Gallatin, as well as Lifeway Christian Resources in Tennessee. Ross is a graduate of The University of Central Florida and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He and his wife, Jill, have three children: Taylor, Nave and Nolan. TESTIMONY

Profile image of Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Online Pastor

Office: 972.727.8241

Chris became the Online Pastor in September 2020 after serving as our Minister of Students for 11 years. Prior to joining our staff, he served at The Oaks Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, TX. Chris graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a degree in Biblical Studies. Chris and his wife, Morgan, have two young sons: Grady and Cobb. TESTIMONY

Profile image of Lezah Maitland

Lezah Maitland

Minister of Children

Office: 972.727.8241

Lezah joined our ministry team in April 2012. She has served as a minister to preteens and children as an intern, associate, and senior staff member. She has been a member of FBC Allen since 1992. Lezah is a graduate of Tarleton State University and received her Master’s degree in Childhood Ministry from Dallas Baptist University.

Profile image of Nancy Wooldridge

Nancy Wooldridge

Minister of Preschool


Nancy joined the ministry staff in March 2019 after serving as Childcare Coordinator for over six years. She previously served as Minister to Children and Preschool here at First Baptist Church Allen before spending 25 years as a stay-at-home mom. Nancy is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Nancy and her husband Tim have two grown children, John and Ashlee.

Profile image of Rodger Teaff

Rodger Teaff

Church Business Administrator

Office: 972.727.8241

Rodger joined First Baptist as Business Administrator in June 2017 after serving 14 years at Shearer Hills Baptist Church in San Antonio. Rodger is a graduate of Angelo State University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Rodger and his wife, Ginger, have two children: Bailey and Grayson.

Administrative Staff

Profile image of Julie Roden

Julie Roden

Pastoral Ministries Coordinator


Profile image of Connie Gates

Connie Gates

Pastoral Projects Coordinator


Profile image of Kathy Carpenter

Kathy Carpenter

Generations & Music Ministries Assistant


Profile image of Cindy Edamura

Cindy Edamura

Education Ministry Assistant


Profile image of Susie Friemel

Susie Friemel

Education Ministry Assistant (Records)


Profile image of Jule Rook

Jule Rook

Preschool Ministry Assistant


Profile image of Kari Schatzel

Kari Schatzel

Communications Specialist


Profile image of Kathie Griffith

Kathie Griffith

Accounting and Payroll Manager


Profile image of Susan Lindsay

Susan Lindsay

Receptionist & Ministry Assistant



Profile image of Steve Wade

Steve Wade

Facilities Manager


Profile image of David Landers

David Landers

Facilities Supervisor