Senior Pastor

Allan Strickland

Allan was called to ministry in 1986 while attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He graduated in 1990 from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas with a BSOE degree. Later, Allan attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and graduated in 1997 with his MDivBl degree. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, Georgia in 1999.

He has served in the ministry capacity of Minister of Music and Youth, Pastor, Church Planter/Pastor, and came on staff as pastor of FBC Weston, January 3rd, 2010. He has served 8 years at FBC Weston. Allan is married to his high school sweetheart, Tonya. They have 2 married daughters and 2 sweet grandchildren.

Associate Pastor

Gary Minton

Pastor Gary has been in ministry for over 45 years. He has ministered in Texas, Kentucky, and Arizona. Gary is a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky with a Master of Divinity Degree. He has served as Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, Youth Minister, and many other areas of ministry in his years of service to the Lord. Gary is married to his wonderful wife Madalyn. He and Madalyn have served at FBC Weston for over 5 years. They are both servants at heart. Gary leads our Wednesday night Bible study, as well as preaching regularly on various Sunday mornings.  

Minister of Music and Youth

Stephen Barnett

Stephen was born in 1971 and raised in the McKinney area. Stephen was first introduced to his Savior in 1982 during VBS at First Baptist Weston. When he moved to Weston in 1985, he joined the church by bapitsm. Stephen graduated from Celina High School. He later graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a business degree. He has three very active children; Zoie, Zane, and Zeke. Stephen has truly been blessed by the Lord with a wonderful voice and a heart to lead people to the throne of God in worship.


Fulton Phillips

Fulton is a long time resident of Weston and Celina. He has a true servants heart and is always busy doing something for the Lord at the church or around the community. He teaches the Adult Sunday School class and serves on various committees. He is married to his wonderful wife Sherry.  Fulton retired after many years as a geophysicist.


Johnny Jackson

Johnny has been a faithful deacon at FBC for many years. He serves in many different capacities. He has a servant's heart and wears many hats of service.He helps to lead the worship team by playing the guitar and writing praise songs, and also serves in various ministries. He is married to his wonderful wife Luann.  Johnny works full-time in the gas business. He and Luann have 3 wonderful children, and they are long time Celina residents. If you need to know who someone is, just ask Johnny because he knows or is kin to just about everybody around.


Gary Nichols

Gary Nichols is our newest deacon.  He has known the Lord since he was 17 years old. He has been married to his lovely wife Quanda for 49 years.  They have been faithful members of FBC Weston for over 7 years.  He is truly one with a servant heart and serves in various areas of the church ministry, from teaching to trimming hedges.  His signature mark is that he always rings the church bell upon arrival to the church.

  December 2019  
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