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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.

Educational Director

Barbara Harris

We believe as members of the body of our Lord Jesus Christ we can all benefit from an ongoing Bible based study. At First Baptist Church we offer 10 adult classes and all age related classes for children, as well as a lovely nursery. I would be glad to assist you in finding the class suited to your needs.


Barbara Harris,  Educational Director


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.


Administrative Assistant

Jane Smith

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Jane Smith - Administrator's Assistant, Music Director, Contemporary Service

Jane works mornings Monday through Thursday. She is the Administrator's Assistant, responsible for the bulletins, fliers and other tasks. She is also the director of the Welcome/Visitors Center. Feel free to call Jane with questions regarding FBC's calendar and activities 425-8541.

Jane has been an integral part of our Music Program for 6 years. She leads and directs the Praise Team and Praise Band. She has a beautiful voice and has experience. She has sung around the United States. Jane is excited about this opportunity to serve the Lord in this way.  If you play an instrument or have a desire to sing with the Praise Team contact Jane at 775-425-8541.


Music Director, Traditional Service

Leanna Costell


Leanna Costell - Music Director, Traditional Service

Leanna, a member of FBC for 17 years, is gifted in music. She is married to JD and they have two beautiful boys, Daniel and Hank. She has a heart for choir and is excited about leading the congregation and a weekly choir, cantatas and specials.  Everyone is welcome at choir practice on Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

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.