Russell Bryan


Pastor Russell and his family came to FBC Kemp in Oct. 2009, two months before graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. Although a native of Alabama, Russell and his wife Michele (also an alumnus of SWBTS) enjoy living in Texas. His heart beats for missions, evangelism, and quality ministry that exalts the Lord and enables others to grow in their relationship with Christ. His desire is to see the church simply be biblical. In doing so, others will come to know Christ, the church will mature in its faith, and the world around it and beyond will be changed. Russell is an avid aviation enthusiast, outdoorsman, and sports fan. He and Michele have one son. Email:



Gary Yarbrough & The Worship Team of First Baptist Kemp
Interim Worship Leader(s)

In January 2021 we lost our Worship Pastor–Charles King and his wife–Trish King to Covid complications. Both Charles and Trish faithfully served our faith family over 13 years. Their passion, pursuit of excellence in worship, and unparalleled giftedness is certainly missed. We praise the Lord for Charles and Trish. Our hearts continue to grieve their absence, but we are grateful to our Lord for the time we served together. God is doing a great work at First Baptist in our worship. We are grateful for Gary Yarbrough, Melinda Yarbrough, Vidal Jones, Michele Bryan, and last but certainly not least, Alicia Jones as they collaborate and lead our worship into a new season at First Baptist. Pray for us as we seek the next person to serve as our Worship Pastor. 


Robin Reedy

Children’s Minister
Robin’s love for children was demonstrated long ago as she began her career as a public school teacher. After twenty-five years experience with Kemp ISD she now joins us in 2017 with a vision for bringing boys and girls into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We appreciate the love that she and husband Elmer have for others here at First Baptist, and for their continued service.

Leann Richburg

Church Accountant

 Diana Haley

Ministry Assistant /Office Manager