Jody Jones - Pastor


Pastor Jody Jones joined the staff as lead Pastor In April of 2013 along with his wife, Monica. The Lord called them to Malakoff to live with and love the people of this community, and what a blessing it has been!

Jody would like to welcome you to be part of our church family as we seek to be all things to all people through the love of Christ. Jody is excited be a part of such an experienced church with a missional heart and a staff that is seeking to minister to all ages and people groups right here where God has planted us. Come and see what God is doing, we would love to have the opportunity to meet you!

Cory Smith - Music and Education Pastor


Cory joined the staff of FBC, February of 2016. He has a passion for praise and worship, and longs to see Gods people connect corporately and intimately with the heart of God, especially through song.

Cory oversees the music ministry, which includes leading the congregation in worship with the praise team and choir, as well as the education (Life Group) ministry. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Rebecca, and their two beautiful children, Ellisyn and Emerson, spending time with friends and family, and hunting and fishing.

Cory has a bachelor’s degree in Music Business with an emphasis in Worship Leadership from Dallas Baptist University.

Matt Cass - Student Pastor


Matt Cass joined our team in October, 2017. In addition to leading our RESOUND Student Ministry, Matt is a musician, the family chef, and a football enthusiast.

Originally from the Rio Grande Valley, Matt has served in various ministry capacities throughout Texas. Matt desires to glorify the true Father who brought Him healing and deliverance from absentee fathers, abuse, and addiction. His passion is to see every student fully devoted to their new life in Christ.

He and his wife, Jen, have been married for 3 years. Together they cherish and parent their one year old, Mateo.

Amanda Bennett - Children’s Minister


Amanda Bennett joined the FBC Malakoff family in 2015 and has been an active volunteer in several of our ministries.

In June of 2017, she became our Children's Ministry Director. Amanda enjoys living in Malakoff with her husband, Ralph, 2 of their children and some animals. She has a passion for Children's Ministry and enjoys organizing and coordinating events.

Amanda is from Mesquite, Tx and also lived in Forney for 10 years. She's a great addition to the FBC staff.

Nita Cutting Adams - Administrative Assistant


Nita joined the FBC team in June 2010. She and her husband, Milton, live in Athens. Together they have 6 adult children, 7 grandchildren and 2 dogs who keep them busy!

She loves the outdoors, spending time with family, reading, and journaling. She loves people and her deepest desires are to serve God in the church and the community.

She currently serves as the coordinator for our Women's Ministry and has a heart for ministering to the women of our community.

We are so glad to have her on our team!