Josh and his wife, Sarah, joined our church in 2010 as church members while he attended Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary in Cordova, TN. In the summer of 2017 God called him to our church as pastor.
Josh was saved by Jesus at an early age and has a passion for Christ, His Word, and His Church.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Arkansas State University and a Master of Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.
Josh loves to laugh, and in his free time he loves spending time with his wife and kids, hanging out with friends, telling others about Jesus, and calling the Hogs.
Associate Pastor for Music Ministry
In the summer of 2018, God brought Bro. Johnny Coggin to our church to minister to us through music. Johnny is known in the Mid-South for his love for Jesus and musical ability. Raised in South Alabama, Bro. Johnny grew up in the church and at the age of 16 surrendered to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Two years later, at the age of 18 he surrendered to God's call on his life into the ministry.
Bro. Johnny graduated with a Music degree from the University of South Alabama and has a Master of Christian Education from Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary. For over 50 years, Bro. Johnny and his wife, Linda, have faithfully served the Lord side by side in music ministry. Together they have two sons, two daughters, and ten grandchildren, who are all serving the Lord in their churches.
In his free time, Bro. Johnny and his wife enjoy reading, streaming British TV, spending time with their children and grandchildren, and cheering for the Alabama Crimson Tide!
Next Gen Associate Pastor
Lee Beaumont is currently serving as our Next Gen Associate Pastor. Lee is known for leading the next generation to be the church of today, guiding them to find their place of service within the church and community. A Native Memphian, Lee felt the call to come back to serve the West Memphis area. He is married to his best friend, Caitlyn, and they have two children, Oliver and Posy. In his free time, Lee enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, woodworking, and cheering on his youth at their extra-curricular activities.
Building Maintenance Supervisor
Brian grew up in the church and was saved at an early age. During his teenage years, he strayed away from the Lord. But as an adult, Brian was drawn back to the Word of God and a right relationship with God.
He joined the FBC staff in February, 2018, and serves as our Maintenance Supervisor. Brian and his wife, Rita, have two children: a son, Elijah, and a daughter, Annaleah. Brian's interests include cooking (having previously owned his own restaurant), Ole Miss football, family, and working on home projects.
Associate Pastor for Primera Iglesia Bautista
Brother Hector Flores was born in El Paso, Texas, and his lovely wife, Lety, is from Chihuahua, Mexico. Hector Flores has 30 years of ministry experience serving our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. Brother Hector and his wife have a great desire and passion to help, reach out, and serve the Hispanic community in West Memphis, AR. His ministerial experience includes preaching the Gospel, family ministry, prison ministry, addictions, ministry for the homeless, marriage ministry, evangelism, and radio ministry.
Next Gen Children's Director
We at First Baptist Church West Memphis are so blessed to have Sarah, Richard, Micah, and Sophie Sagasky to be apart of our church family. Sarah serves as the Next Gen Ministry Assistant, and covers all things Children Ministry related. And there is not a better spot for her, with over 14 years of experience in teaching Kindergarten, which she still does! Her love for kids and their families is evident in all she does. She strives and works so that each child in the Children’s Ministry here at FBCWM is loved and taken care of and learns about the Bible and hears the Gospel in an easy to understand, child friendly way. She works tirelessly to make sure the families at FBCWM are informed and equipped with whatever they need to help their kids grow closer in their walk with Jesus. Her love for these kids is shown in how she loves her own family. She and Richard met while working in the Cracker Barrel here in West Memphis and they have been married since December 2006. They have two awesome kids in Micah and Sophie. Sarah has said that her hobbies are “whatever my kids are doing.” That is who she is though, a family oriented woman who loves to see kids and families grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Bible and to see them grow closer in their walk with the Lord. So when you come to visit, you can rest assured the Sarah will care for your kids like she does her own and they will be in good hands.
Family Life Center Administrative AssistantSandi Angeletti has been known as the smiling face of the family life center for the past twenty years. Sandi is a native of West Memphis, but has called Crawfordsville, AR, home for the past forty-two years. She is married to her best friend, Jon Arthur, and they have three beautiful daughters, three wonderful sons-in-law, and twelve grandchildren. In her free time, Sandi enjoys spending time with her family, renovating, gardening, and caring for her chickens and ducks. The most precious thing in Sandi’s life is that she loves Jesus and all of her children have followed Christ and walk with him daily.
Office Administrative Assistant
Financial Administrative AssistantKristina joined our staff family in 2020. She loves spending time with her family and her puppy Lilly! She was born and raised in Crittenden County. The most significant day in her life was when she asked Jesus into her heart! She also has a side business making T-shirts! Bobby and Kristina will welcome their greatest gift in April, 2024, Ava Jane! Praise God!
Bobby joined our staff as Media Director at First Baptist in 2020, but he has been at First Baptist since 2010. Born in Wilmington, DE, he and his three older sisters and a younger brother have grown up in West Memphis since 1988. The two people who have influenced him most were his mother and Pastor Jordan Thomas. Bobby identifies the most significant event in his life as the day in March, 2019, when he was saved!
Married since April, 2021, Bobby and Kristina are expecting their first child in April, 2024. He grew up loving baseball and the Arkansas Razorbacks (which he still does), and he enjoys spending time with his wife and puppy (Lilly), as well as leading Youth Worship on Wednesday evenings and sharing the Gospel.