our STAFF

  • Brent Summerhill

    Senior pastor

    brent@firstmagnolia.org

    Bro. Brent became our Senior Pastor in June 2014. Previous to joining the FBC staff, he served as Senior Pastor at Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Cabot, AR, for 23 years. He received his Masters of Bible Languages from the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock, AR.

    He and his wife, Cindy, have two children. Their daughter, Lauren, is an attorney (husband Austin) and their son, Hayden (wife Haley), is a ministry student. 

  • roger dunlap

    associate pastor

    roger@firstmagnolia.org

    Roger joined the FBC staff in September 1999. Prior to that, he served on staff at Macedonia Baptist Church in Longview, TX. Roger holds both a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Education from Southern Arkansas University. His duties at FBC include education, outreach and assimilation. Roger and his wife, Darla, have two children and five grandchildren. Their daughter, Amanda Mitchell, husband, Jeremy, along with their children, Lorelai, Trek, Canyon, Ridge, and Cypress make their home in Magnolia. Their son, Tyler, and wife, Abbie, and daughter Loula, live in Springdale, Arkansas.

  • dustin wisely

    youth & family pastor

    dustin@firstmagnolia.org

    Dustin joined the FBC staff in January 2008. He and his wife, Angela, are both graduates of Central Baptist College in Conway where Dustin received a Bachelors of Science in Religious Education. He is also a graduate of the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary and holds a Masters of Arts in Religion. They are the parents of four daughters, Aria, Noel, Brooklyn and Selah. Prior to coming to FBC, Dustin served as youth minister at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Greenbrier, AR for six years. 

  • drew russell

    music & media pastor

    drew@firstmagnolia.org


    Drew joined the FBC staff in June 2017. Drew holds a Bachelors of Science in Biblical Studies from Central Baptist College in Conway, AR and a Masters of Arts in Worship from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He and his wife, Amber, are the parents of daughter, Ava Kate. Prior to coming to FBC, Drew served as the music minister at FBC Wake Village in Texarkana, TX.  

  • Cindy nix

    office manager

    cindy@firstmagnolia.org

    Cindy has served in the FBC office since 2006. She and her husband, Danny, have three children. Halee and husband Jordy Burchfield along with their children, Abigail, Josiah, & Elijah live in Conway, AR. Dillon (wife Katy) & Dalton live in Magnolia.  

  • Joanna Gunter

    administrative assistant

    joanna@firstmagnolia.org

    Joanna joined the staff at FBC in January of 2019. Joanna attended Ouachita  Baptist University in Arkadelphia where she met her husband, Will.  She received a bachelors degree in English and Music. 

  • Alex Hudman

    buildings MAINTENANCE

    Alex has been a part of the ministry team at FBC since 1993. He has also served as a leader in our AWANA ministry. Alex and his wife, Terry, have one daughter, Jessica Lee, and husband, John. They have one granddaughter, Rylie.

  • GARRETT ROwLAND

    MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT

    Garrett has been assisting Bro. Alex Hudman around the facilities since 2015. Garrett has been part of youth choir and is active in various areas around the church.