Pastors & Staff

Chuck Gililland

Senior Pastor

Chuck began serving our church on April 22, 2013. Chuck was raised in White Deer, TX, received a BA from Hardin-Simmons University in 2004, received his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) in 2007 and is finishing his Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership at SWBTS. Chuck has a passion for making disciples and seeing the church move outside its walls and carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the community and the nations. Chuck and his wife Melissa have three children. 

Johnny Parker

Worship Pastor

Johnny has been the Worship Pastor here at FBC Buffalo Gap since January 2010. He and his wife, JoNell have been members since February 2007. They have been married for 28 years. Johnny is a bi-vocational staff member. He is a full time Biomedical Equipment Technician at Hendrick Medical Center, where he repairs and maintains medical equipment. Johnny is originally from Breckenridge and JoNell is from Abilene. Johnny has been singing for the Lord for many years. He sang with his family in church since he was about 7 yrs old. He also sang with a trio from Abilene in the 90's and was a former member of the Brazos Boys Quartet.

Dayton Ferguson

Student Pastor

Dayton began here on June 1st, 2014. Dayton was raised right here in Buffalo Gap, TX. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Howard Payne University (Sting Em’!) in 2011 with a major in Practical Theology and minor in Youth Ministry, and he is currently pursuing his Masters in Theology and Ministry at Howard Payne. Dayton’s passion is all about advancing the Kingdom of God to the youth of the nations, spreading the Gospel of Jesus, and the fellowship of God’s people!

Kathy Golson

Children's Director

Kathy has been a part of our church since joining in the Spring of 2004, and she has served as Children's Director since the Fall of 2014.  Kathy's passion for encouraging children and showing them the love of Christ drives everything she does.  Kathy also grew up in the area and graduated from Wylie High School.  She has called the Jim Ned Valley home for most of her adult life.  She and her husband Billy have two grown kids, one still at home, and two grandbabies.

Sallie Lightfoot


Sallie has been faithfully serving the Lord here at FBC Buffalo Gap since January 2003.  She is the glue that holds this place together, and the passion she has to see people come to Christ is unmatched.  If you need anything, Sallie is your perfect resource.