A people you can call familY...


Youth/Worship Leader

Mary Parker has been secretary for a several years now. She came with years of secretarial experience and some bookkeeping experience. She has learned to use ACS People Suite and Financial Suite.

Mary has also been an active member for many years and has worked in several ministries of the church. 

Mary has a son in Colorado and a daughter in Abilene. She has two grandsons and a granddaughter. The oldest grandson is married.

Pastor Craig Vance

Craig is a dynamic preacher whose goal is to connect people with the God of the Scriptures and help make the application of the text understandable for everyone.  He lives that God can be known to everyone who is willing to seek Him. He dedicates himself to the study of scripture and sharing the gospel. He is a great encourager of men to be the spiritual leader in the home, workplace, community and church. He believes that God will do great things in Yantis, TX and the Lake Fork area through men and women who are willing to submit to Christ. Yantis can be one of the best places to live, raise a family and retire when the community comes together and loves their neighbors as they love themselves.

Craig and Stacy have been in ministry 21 years and have been at FBC Yantis a little over three years. Craig has served in youth ministry in Dallas, TX and was pastor in Lamasco, TX for ten and a half years before coming to FBC Yantis.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Pastoral Ministry and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, both from The Criswell College, Dallas, TX. They have three children, Justin and his wife, Shyanne, Ashley and Hannah Kate.

Secretary Mary Parker

Chad & Melaina have been married 25 years and have three grown sons; Jordan, Caleb, and Zach.  Jordan is in the US Navy.  Jordan and his wife, Taelor, live in Washington with Chad and Melaina’s first grandson, Liam.  Caleb currently works and lives in Sulphur Springs.  Zach is a recent homeschool graduate and is currently attending Central Baptist College in Arkansas.  

 Chad was born again at age 17 and Melana was born again at age 22.  They have a heart to share God’s love and redemptive power through music and the Word.  Chad has led worship for almost 30 years and together they have ministered in Youth groups, Revivals, Marriage Retreats, Lay Renewal Weekends, Men’s and Ladies Retreats, Christian Recovery groups, as well as regular Sunday services.  They desire to see people of all ages fall in love with Christ and follow Him and to encourage Christians to live fully for Christ and to worship Him in all areas of their lives.