Ministry Staff

First Baptist Church of Mineola
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Mark Neeley - Senior Pastor

Dr. Mark Neeley came to pastor First Baptist in 1990. Prior to coming to Mineola, he served as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Hitchcock, Texas.

He is married to Peggy. They have two adult daughters, Sarah and Sally.
 
Mark’s hobbies include reading, sports and travel.
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Kendall Banks - Education/Youth Minister

Kendall Banks came to Mineola in January 2005, accepting a call to serve FBC Mineola as Minister of Youth / Education.

He is married to Kim.  They have three daughters:  Kiley,  Karsyn and Kenzi.

Kendall actively follows all his daughter's sporting/dancing activities and enjoys sports of just about any type!

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Steven Dotson - Worship Arts Minister

Steven Dotson's arrived at FBC Mineola in April of 2011. Steven has been married to Honey Bee for 35 years.

When not working at church, you might find him teaching at UT Tyler, working on some technology-related task, or with his family and horses.
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Gail Jennings - Sr. Pastor Administrative Assistant

Gail Jennings has been on staff since 2008.
Gail, husband A.B. and their two sons moved to Mineola in 1988. 

Gail loves her 2 dogs and a wide range of crafting and art work.
 
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Honey Bee Dotson - Administrative Assistant

Honey Bee Dotson has been on staff since 2016.
She serves both the Worship Arts Ministry and Education and Youth Ministries as an assistant.
Honey Bee and Steven have one  daughter, Jordan, who is a missionary.

When not at work, Honey Bee's enjoys her family's farm animals and sewing & crafting.
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Larry Coker - Financial Administrator

Larry Coker has been on staff since 2012.
Larry and his wife Lynn have been married 47 years.  They have a son, daughter and four grandchildren.  They became members of FBC in 2009.

Larry’s hobbies include gardening, yard work and long walks.
 
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Rodney Mize - Facilities Superintendent

Rodney has been on staff at FBC since 2010. Rodney and his wife Cindy have been members since 2001 and have 3 children: Calli, Carter and Corban.

When not working at the church, you might find him on the greens, working on his golf game.