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About Us


Dr. Jeff Paxton

Senior Pastor

Jeff joined the FBC Dover staff in 1988. He married his grade school sweetheart, Marci, and they have two children, Austin and Ashley. He holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Memphis, a M.Div. from Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Luther Rice Seminary. He he serves on the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Executive Board and the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nominating Committee. In his free time, Jeff can be found in his woodshop or on the golf course.

Rev. Sandy Taylor

Minister of Administration & Outreach

Sandy joined the FBC Dover staff in 2007. He and his wife, Laurie, have two daughters, Shelby and Brooke. He earned a B.S. in Education from the University of Central Arkansas and a M.A. in Biblical Leadership & Ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary. Before coming on staff, Sandy was the High School Girl's Basketball Coach for the Dover Public Schools, where he led the team to a state championship in 1999. When not in the office, Sandy enjoys golf and perfecting his backyard grilling skills.

Dr. Daniel Johnson

Minister to Students

Daniel joined the FBC Dover staff in 2006. His wife is Shelli, and they have one daughter, Abbi. He has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Ouachita Baptist University, a M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves on the Super Summer Arkansas Leadership Team and the Arkansas Tech University Baptist Collegiate Ministry Area Support Team. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys disc golf and tinkering with computers.

Rev. Caleb Reynolds

Minister of Children, Music, & Media

Caleb joined the FBC Dover staff in 2016. He and his wife, Taylor, have two cats, Atlas and Nathan. He anticipates graduation from Arkansas Tech University with a B.A. in Music Education in 2018. Caleb has served as a worship leader at various events around the state, including Camp Siloam, Super Summer Arkansas color schools, various Disciple Nows, and looks forward to leading at Joyworks 2018. He and Taylor enjoy time with their friends, eclectic musical instruments, and buidling guitars.

Mrs. Brittany Higgins

Ministry Assistant

Brittany joined the FBC Dover staff in 2014. She is married to Jacob, and graduated from Arkansas Tech University with an B.S. in Mathematics. Prior to serving at FBC Dover, Brittany taught algebra and calculus in the Paris Public Schools. When not working, Brittany enjoys vegging out on television.

Mrs. Shawna Looper


Shawna joined the FBC Dover staff in 2009. She and her husband, Ricky, have three children, Lindsey, Lane, and Livia. When not at the church, Shawna enjoys spending time with her family and scrapbooking.

Mr. Don Monk

Facilities Caretaker

Don joined the FBC Dover staff in 2009. He is married to Margaret, and they have four children, Carla, Brad, Jared, and Jakki. Prior to serving at FBC, he spent 45 years in the automotive industry as a master certified Chevrolet, GMC, Oldmobile, Pontiac, and Cadillac technician. Don is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, and boating.

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