Earl Morley

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Pastor Earl Morley received a Bachelor of Theology degree in 1979 from Hannibal La-Grange College, a Southern Baptist College in Hannibal, Missouri. In 1983, he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Mid-America Theological Seminary, a Southern Baptist graduate school in Memphis, Tennessee.

Prior to becoming the pastor of First Baptist Church of Sparks in March of 1991, Pastor Morley and his wife, Connie, served at First Baptist Church in Saratoga, Wyoming from 1983 to 1986, and at Calvary Baptist Church in Kearney, Nebraska from 1986 to 1990.

The pastor is an evangelistic preacher and is committed to winning souls for Christ. In over 40 years in the ministry, the churches where he has been the pastor have always been near the top of their associations in baptisms. His ministry style is expository and conversational, and he enjoys preaching through the different books of the Bible.

Pastor Morley feels that Nevada is a wonderful mission field with only 13% of the population claiming to have any type of church affiliation. The Morleys feel it is refreshing to live in northern Nevada, not only because of the beautiful sky, tall mountains and cool nights, but because Nevadans are open and honest in their response to the Gospel. Nevadans like truth and honesty, and that is what he has been giving them for over 28 years preaching the Word of God.

Church Administrator

Lori Stephens

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As Church Administrator I want to make the experience at FBC comfortable and worthwhile. Our goal is to share the love of Christ with all who come here whether it is in worship, Bible Study or fellowship. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me in person, call or email any time.


Sharman Smith

Sharman has been our church treasurer for 17 years. If you have any questions about collecting and dispersing the funds at First Baptist Church please give her a call. She is in her office Tuesday and Wednesday.


Sunday School Director

Mike Harris

Mike and Joan Harris have been members of FBC for 4 years.  Mike is a Deacon, teacher and choir member.  Joan is also a teacher.  If you have any questions about our Sunday School or would like to be considered for a teaching position please give Mike a call.

Music Director

Leanna Costell


Leanna Costell

Leanna has been a member for FBC for 20 years. She directs our worship services as well as choir and praise team. Anyone who wants to sing or be a part of our music program is welcome to contact Leanna! She loves our congregation and helping them worship Jesus through music!


Youth Directors

Leanna & JD Costell


Leanna & JD are excited to welcome your youth to our church! They have weekly Bible study on Wednesdays @ 6:00pm and Sunday School at 9:30am. We always have fun with games and once a month recreation trips/activities. But most importantly we focus on Gods Word and trusting in Jesus! All youth are worthy of Gods love!

Matthew 10:31

"Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows"

Church Administrator's Assistant

Linda Ludwig


Linda is the Church Administrator's Assistant. She is in the office Monday through Thursday 8:00 to 12:00 and is happy to answer any questions or help with your needs.

Building & Grounds Chairman

Trent Woods

Trent has an excellent team of specialists that are working diligently to keep our church looking great.

Building and Grounds Committee:

Ben Siminoe, Richard Bradford, Bob Van Dyke, Jerry Henderson, Helene Franklin, and Bill Yawn.

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