Senior pastor

Brooks Kimmey

Brooks Kimmey became Senior Pastor of FBC Vernon in October of 2020. He is a graduate of Baylor University (B.S., 2010) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 2015). Prior to accepting the call to serve at FBC Vernon, Brooks served First Baptist Church of Robinson, TX as their Pastor.

He is married to his wife Katy, and they have four children: Deacon, Lincoln, Shepherd, and Annie Grace. 

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Associate Pastor

Donovan began working at FBC in October of 2014. He was licensed for gospel ministry in 2016, ordained in 2018, and is currently working towards his MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He is married to Marinda, and together they have 9 children. 

His favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5,6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."

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Sandra has worked at FBC for 25 years! She is very loved and appreciated for all of her hard work...we actually call her the "glue" that sticks it all together. She was born and raised in Vernon and has lived here her whole life. She has been married to Henry Goodrum for 45 years and is blessed to have two beautiful daughters (Stephanie and Melanie), and four precious grandchildren (Quentin, Kyla, Ryson, and Rylen). Her hobbies include reading, bowling, and spending time with her grand kids. Her favorite Scripture is Psalm 46:10 "Be still, and know that I Am God".

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Longtime member of FBC Vernon, Joni Lockett became secretary of education in September of 2020. A Vernonite, born and raised, she is a Vernon College graduate with an Associate of Fine Arts degree. She has been married to Richard Lockett for 35 years and was blessed with a daughter named Lindsey who is a teacher in Pampa, TX. She recently retired from Vernon College after 34 years of working there. Her hobbies are singing (especially in choir), shopping, and serving others. Her favorite Bible verse is 1 Peter 5:7 - "Cast all of your anxiety on Him because He cares for you."

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care minister

mike klappenbach

Mike Klappenbach has been serving as our Care Minister since May 1, 2019 and is responsible for ministering to our senior adult community. Mike earned a B.B.A degree in 1975 and Master of Science degree in finance in 1976 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He and his wife, Rhonda, both natives of Vernon, have been married for 46 years and have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. Mike and Rhonda have been members of FBC Vernon since September of 1979. Mike retired from commercial radio in February of 2019, after 40 years as owner/operator of twin stations. He is an active deacon of FBC, ordained in 1982. Mike has a passion for evangelism and loves to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

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