Stephanie Canaday, Minister to Students

 Faith Fellowship


Bobby Smith

Bro. Bobby Smith, Interim Pastor

The Search Committee is pleased, after four months of searching and praying, to introduce you to Bro. Bobby Smith, our Interim Pastor.

The church voted on his recommendation and covenant, which is part of the Intentional Interim process, at a special called church conference on Sunday May 21st. Below is a snap shot of Bobby’s resume and a little insight into his life and ministry.

Bobby Smith is the Director of the Office of Chaplaincy Relations for Texas Baptists where he has served since 2002.  He currently works with 881 chaplains across the country.


ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education- 1996-1997       
Doctor of Ministry - Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - 1989
Master of Divinity - Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary – 1980
Bachelor of Arts - Howard Payne University – 1976

Certifications (partial list):

                Deacon Trainer - Southern Baptist Convention
                Conflict Resolution & Mediation Specialist
                Intentional Interim Ministry Specialist, Center for Congregational Health
                “Uniquely You Human Resources” Specialist
                “Uncommon Leader” Trainer

Bobby and Vicky, his wife of 41 years, currently reside in Dallas, Texas.  If the church votes to call Bobby as our Intentional Interim, he will commute to Denison each Sunday, preach for the morning worship service, fellowship with church families over lunch and then meet with the Transition Team to guide them in accomplishing the Intentional Interim process. Once the church family has clarified our identity through a study of our Heritage, Leadership, Connections, Mission and Future he will work with the Search Committee through the search, negotiation, calling and installation of our new pastor.

The ministry gifts that Bobby has include: Preaching, Pastoral Care and Administration.  He is a “Big Picture” person who will bring to our church the training, wisdom and experience that he has gained through many years of ministry.

Your Search Committee (Rob Hanson, Joel Huff, Courtney Lovell, Priscilla McCabe, Jerry Pace, Dale Utley, Steve Wampler and Kathy Wilburn) are unanimous in the belief that Bobby Smith is the right person for our church at this time of transition.  If you have any questions or concerns about Bobby Smith or the Intentional Interim Process feel free to contact any of the search committee members or Bobby.  He may be reached by email at or by cell phone (214) 505-7643. This is an exciting time in the life of our church so please pray for Bro. Bobby, continue to faithfully give to the church’s ministry and be an active participant when we gather together for bible study, worship, ministry and fellowship.

Search Committee Members

   Kathy Wilburn, Chairman

   Rob Hanson

   Joel Huff

   Courtney Lovell

   Priscilla McCabe

   Jerry Pace

   Dale Utley

Stephanie Canaday, Minister to Students

Stephanie Canaday became the Minister to Students in 2011. She is excited

about the opportunities for ministry working with the students at Faith

Fellowship Baptist Church. She and her husband, Brad, have two children.