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Dr. Craig Curry

Senior Pastor

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Dr. Craig Curry joined our staff as Senior Pastor in May 2016. He grew up in Texas, and is a fifth generation Baptist minister who is passionate about God’s Word. Craig was led to Christ at an early age, and as a fifteen year old, committed his life to Christian service.

Craig received a Bachelor of Behavioral Science from Hardin-Simmons University, in Abilene, Texas, with a major in Speech Communication and a minor in Church Ministry. He received a Master of Divinity in Spiritual Care and Preaching from Logsdon Seminary, Abilene, TX, and a Doctor of Ministry from George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas.

Craig married his ministry teammate, Fallon Smith Curry, in January 2003. Fallon received a Bachelor of Arts in English/Leadership from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Baptist University. She is currently an Instructor of English Composition and Literature at Ranger College in Ranger, Texas. Craig and Fallon have three children: daughter, Lylah, and sons, Shepherd and Herschel. Fallon is a dedicated wife, mother, and instructor. Her ministry passions are missions, evangelism, education, and Baptist heritage. 

Craig was licensed to the Gospel Ministry in 1999, and ordained in 2006 at South Oaks Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas. His hobbies include football enthusiast, travel, camping and barbeque grilling. Craig began his ministry as an event communicator preaching revivals, camps, and weekend events. In 2006 he sensed the call of God to enter pastoral ministry. He has served as Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Cisco, Texas, and the First Baptist Church in Dripping Springs, Texas. Craig has given his life to shepherding people and being the hands and feet of Jesus in a community. He believes strongly in collaborative leadership that includes as many people as possible, and is committed to being a steady voice of unity. “My personal goals are to be a man of God, a loving husband and father, a caring minister, and a servant leader. It is my desire to be in the center of the Lord’s will. Wherever He leads I will go.”

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Dr. Robby Magee

Executive Pastor

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Dr. Robby Magee joined our staff as Executive Pastor in 2020. He has served in ministry for more than 24 years, beginning at age fourteen as a weekly youth speaker for the youth group he attended.  He also began leading music for his youth group and Sunday morning worship gatherings quickly thereafter.  Robby attended Stephen F. Austin State University, earning the Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.  This is where he also met his wife, Sarah.  He went on to complete the Master of Arts in Christian Education and Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Doctorate of Missiology from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.  He is currently completing a second doctorate, the Doctor of Philosophy in Ministry/Church Revitalization from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO.

Robby’s wife, Sarah, serves as Director of Special Education in a nearby school district, having completed the Bachelor of Deaf Education from Stephen F. Austin State University, and the Master of Educational Administration from Lamar University.  The Magees have two children, and they share many ministry passions.  Robby and Sarah were both raised in pastor’s homes, and they have both traveled extensively in mission-work and have experience in most, if not all, ministry capacities.  Robby recently summarized his excitement to join our team, “FBC Plano is poised to build upon generations of ‘Faith all-stars’ who have gone before us, with the hope that we can reach the hurting with the Gospel of Jesus.  This can only be accomplished with all hands on-deck, complete unity, and a common desire to love our neighbors in their journey to discover Jesus Christ.”  His hobbies include golf, hunting, fishing, boating, woodworking, welding, barbequing, and spending time with family. 

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Tommy Shumate

Associate Pastor

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Tommy Shumate has been on staff at First Baptist Plano since October 2008. He is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, where he earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Belhaven College; the Master of Arts degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth; and completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education through Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He leads the educational ministries of the church, including Sunday morning Bible studies, small groups, discipleship, and outreach. Additionally, he coordinates Men’s and Women’s ministries, church calendaring and program/ministry scheduling. He has previously served First Baptist Church, Richardson as Minister to Single Adults; First Baptist Church, Lewisville as Associate Pastor/Minister of Education; Parkway Hills Baptist Church, Plano as Executive Pastor; and First Baptist Church, Decatur, Texas as Minister of Education/Administration. Tommy and his wife Melissa have been married since 1982. They have two adult children, Abby (husband, John) and Alex. Additionally, they have two grandchildren, Denton and Rhett.

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Steven Braucht

Worship and Media Pastor

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Originally from Garland, Texas, Steven joined our staff in November 2013. He previously served as Minister of Music and Senior Adults at First Baptist Church of Terrell, Texas and Minister of Music and Administration at First Baptist Church of Robinson, Texas. Steven holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baylor University and a Master of Music degree (Church Music concentration), also from Baylor. Steven and his wife, Melanie, have two daughters, Lexi and Lily.

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Rachel Jones

Children's Pastor

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Rachel has been in the ministry for 13 years, serving at Haltom Road Baptist Church first as the Children’s Minister and then as the Minister of Music and Children. Prior to ministry, she taught orchestra and elementary music in Arlington I.S.D. She received a Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Christian University and a Master of Arts in Worship from B.H. Carroll Theological Institute. Rachel is currently pursuing a PhD in Leadership (Ministry) from Dallas Baptist University. She is a Peer Group Leader for the Texas Baptists for Women in Urban Ministry and is also a lecturer in worship for B.H. Carroll in their diploma program.

Psalm 78 says to “tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done.” Rachel is passionate about leading the next generation to know Christ and guiding families to develop a lifestyle of worship and missions.

Rachel is married to her college sweetheart, Toby, who is the Head Director of Orchestras at Paschal High School in Fort Worth. They have two children, Grace (12) and Olivia Ruth (9).

David Scott

Interim Minister to Students

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Mitchell Washington

Worship Leader for the Gathering

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Stacey Frieden

Childcare Coordinator

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Stacey joined our team in February 2018

She attended Northwest Christian University in Eugene, OR with a major in Early Childhood Education.

Stacey's background includes working as a childcare coordinator, with a primary focus on Early Childhood and Preschool, at Murray Hills Christian Church in Beaverton, OR. She has also worked as a teacher in First Baptist Plano's Parent's Day Out and Weekday School programs, and currently with Lionheart Children's Academy at First Baptist Plano.

Tammi Cotten

Ministry Assistant for Administration and IT

Office: 972-424-8551 x-102
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Cathy Hacker

Ministry Assistant for Children and Students

Office: 972-424-8551 x-135
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Jennifer Hallisey

Ministry Assistant for Worship and Communications

Office: 972-424-8551 x-118
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Kristie Hampton

Ministry Assistant for Worship Leadership & Care

Office: 972-424-8551 x-123
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Kristie Osborne

Ministry Assistant for Education

Office: 972-424-8551 x-131
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Joyce Roberts

Church Receptionist

Office: 972-424-8551 x-100
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Paul Torres

Communications Intern

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