Church Staff

Brett Hoyle- Pastor

I am so thankful that God has brought me to serve as the pastor at FBC Friona. I grew up on the family farm in Colorado City, Texas, about 1 ½ hours south of Lubbock, with a wonderful family who loves the Lord. When I was in 3rd grade I was saved, and that is the best day in my life. Growing up, I was active working on the farm, being involved in church and playing many sports. After High School I went to West Texas A&M University where I played baseball a couple of years, received a B.A. in History and gave Lindsey Anne Criswell a “Mrs.” Degree. Lindsey and I were married on December 14, 2002. During the time in college and shortly thereafter God affirmed His call on my life to enter full time ministry. Shortly after marriage I served as the student pastor at First Baptist Church in Claude for about three wonderful years. While there, I began taking online courses from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and in 2006 we moved to Louisville, Kentucky so I could attend the Seminary. While in seminary 3 yeas,  I served as Youth Pastor at Eastern Gate Baptist Church in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, and worked for UPS.  After graduating in 2009, the Lord led us to Friona for me to serve as Pastor at FBC.

God has also blessed me with an amazing wife and children. Our children are Matt born September 9, 2005, Seth born, November 13, 2007, Jake, born August 31, 2009 and Hannah, born October 1, 2012.

 FBC is a congregation that loves the Lord, one another and the world around them. I am excited to lead such a wonderful congregation and look forward to all that the Lord has in store for FBC. I pray that God will use His church in Friona to not only make an impact in Friona, but also on the world. To God be the glory.


Kevin Wiseman- Music Minister

I serve as the music director of FBC in a bi-vocational position. I was the Jr. High Principal for 16 years at Friona, then retired from that position, was an assistant principal at Clovis High School in Clovis, NM, and am currently substitute teaching and driving activity busses for Friona.

I grew up in Sudan, Texas, until I was 13. My family moved to Friona when my dad bought land and began farming here. I graduated from Friona High School in 1973, and went to Angelo State University and then Wayland Baptist University, where I earned my BS degree. I married my high school sweetheart, Carolyn Murphree, and began coaching and teaching, which took me to Plainview High School, Muleshoe High School, and Snyder High School. After getting my masters degree in mid-management at West Texas State University, I began my career as a principal at Petersburg High School. In 1992, an opportunity presented itself to move back home to Friona after being gone from the community for 19 years. My wife and I have lived here ever since then. A few years after moving home, the music minister left, and I said I would fill in until they found another one, and twenty years later, I'm still "filling in"!!

Carolyn and I have three children who are grown. Sheila and her husband, Toby and four children live in Amarillo, TX. Son, Kyle works for an insurance company, traveling all over the U.S., and Brian and Hope and their two children live in Minneapolis, MN, where he serves with a mission organization called Training Leaders International.

I love to sing and lead in worship at FBC! I still believe in the value of the hymns, and love to find meaningful worship songs of today. One of my outlets in music is singing monthly with the Panhandle Singing Men of Texas.


Jason Daniels- Youth/Education Pastor     

My family and I are so excited to be here in Friona! I joined the staff here at FBC in January of 2016. Before coming to Friona I served for 8 years as Youth/Music Minister at FBC in Haskell, TX, which is located 50 miles north of Abilene. I have been married to my wife, Shanna, for 23 years and we have 3 wonderful children: Reagan-18, Jameson-16, and Owen-11. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Religion/Religious Education from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview in 2004, and earned my Master's Degree in Christian Ministry from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary in 2015. Our goal is to serve the people of FBC and the community of Friona, and to minsiter to the students here within the community. We are excited about what God is going to do in the coming years. Phillippians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."


Becky Stanberry- Church Secretary

I serve as the secretary, financial secretary and church clerk here at First Baptist Church.  I was born and raised in Friona and graduated from Friona High School.  I grew up attending a church of a different denomination, but soon after my first marriage, I joined Calvary Baptist Church in Friona.  It was while I was a member of the Spur Baptist Church, I realized that I needed Jesus to save me of my sins and come into my heart.  I felt like I was saved, but in reality, I wasn't until a few years later, when I truly accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.  My family and I joined First Baptist Church, Friona in May of 1996.

In 2010 I was divorced from my first husband and learned that I needed the Lord more than ever.  I leaned on Him and learned how to be a single, independent woman.  Five years later God led me to my present husband.  Terry and I were married in October of 2015 right here in this church.  God has worked in both our lives in numerous areas since our marriage.  I retired from Friona ISD in 2019 after working there for 30 years, first as a paraprofessional in the Elementary building and then in the Technology Department.  After retiring, I worked in 2-3 different jobs trying to find one that fit me the best.  After learning in May of this year (2021) that our present secretary was going to retire in the summer, I prayed and asked God if this was the job for me and I was offered the Job in July (2021) and started work the next week.

I can truly say that I love my job and I am so blessed to be able to come to work here!!  Terry and I have 6 kids and 7 grandkids.  My daughter, LaFawnda Kubacak and her husband Anthony and 2 little boys, Brennon and Gage, live in Lubbock, Tx.  Terry's children, Michael & wife Tasha and children Kylie, Bryer & Kayson live in Friona.  Michelle Gray and husband Wes and children Kaydance & Nolan live in Goodwell, OK.  Matthew Stanberry lives in Amarillo, Tx.  Mason Stanberry lives in Friona, and Vana lives with us and is in the 8th Grade.

I had to learn to "Believe" in myself, so Believe is my word for my life.  My favorite Bible verse because I leaned on it so much is Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Michelle Hromas- Children's Minister     

It is my great joy and honor to serve as the bi-vocational Children’s Minister at FBC Friona! I was raised on a family owned dairy in East Texas. My parents both had a love for Jesus Christ and daily shared that with me and my three siblings. I think this contributed to my understanding of my need for a savior and commitment to follow Jesus Christ, at a very young age.

I have always had a love for working with children for as long as I can remember. In 2004 I earned my B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Eastern New Mexico University. I took my first teaching job in Bovina, Texas where I met and married my husband Matthew. I continued teaching until 2019. At this time I completed the Master program at Wayland Baptist University and began working as an Educational Diagnostician, which I continue to do to this day.

My husband and I reside in Bovina with our two high school age daughters, Sarah and Abigail, and three loveable dogs. Our eldest daughter, Rachel lives in Amarillo, Tx and works for Attebury Grain. Our second eldest daughter, Deborah also lives in Amarillo, Tx and is graduating from WT A&M in May (2024). My family and I joined FBC of Friona in the Spring of 2018.  

She has been the Children's Minister here at FBC since April 2024.


Candice Schueler- SonShine Director

I currently serve as FBC Friona SonShine School Director/Teacher.

I met and married Wade Schueler in September 2002. I grew up in Hereford, Texas. I did not faithfully attend church before I met Wade. Before we got married I realized I needed to give my life to Christ. I was baptized at FBC Friona in July of 2002. We have made our home in Friona. We have three amazing daughters. Our oldest is Emma born April 2004, Aubrey born November 2006 and Ivy born August 2009.

I have served as SonShine School Director/Teacher since 2010. The Lord opened doors and allowed our church to start this ministry. We love getting to meet and minister to families. This program is a 2 day a week school from 8:30-12:00. We teach the alphabet, colors, shapes, numbers, manners but most importantly we teach God’s word.


Church Custodian- Aleyda Belfield

Aleyda has been the Church Custodian since January 2024.