William “Dubs” Byers has been pastor of FBC since June 2014. Before coming to FBC, he served 42 years in public education. During that time, he served 19 years as a bi-vocational pastor. He has a BSE and MEd from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and an EdD from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He and his wife, Jane, have been married 46 years and have three grown sons and three grandchildren.
Associate Pastor\Music Minister
Randy Sikes joined our staff in 2017. He and his wife, Rachel, have three sons. Randy received his B.M. from Ouachita Baptist University in 1992 and a M.M. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1998. As Associate Pastor/Minister of Music & Children, Randy directs and oversees the music and worship ministry at FBC and helps our church’s children’s ministry to lead children of elementary school age to receive Christ as Savior, grow in their knowledge of the Lord, and serve Him in the church beyond.
Wee Care Director
Bobbi Lynn Clayton
Bobbi Lynn Clayton has been a part of the FBC staff for five years and is currently the WEE Care Director. She has also served as the Director of the Explorers program for children on Wednesday nights. She grew up in Dumas, graduating in 1997 from Dumas High School. She attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Human Services. She also received a Certificate of Proficiency Child Development Associate from University of Arkansas at Monticello. She has been married to her high school sweet heart, Bo, for 18 years and has twins, Bailey and Bryce. She has attended First Baptist Church her entire life, and was baptized in the church on May 1, 1988.
John Cook joined our staff in June of 2018. Prior to coming to FBC, he served on staff and as a lay leader at various church in Arkansas and Tennessee. He has a B.A from University of Memphis and an M.Div from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Kate, have been married for 12 years and have 4 children. John loves the New York Yankees, the 49ers, and the Memphis Tigers. He has been a Christian since February of 2004 and in ministry since 2009 (vocationally since 2014). His favorite things to do are shoot guns, hang out with his family, and listen to ALL kinds of music.
Jan Martin has worked for FBC Dumas for 10 years. She and her husband, Ross, have three children - Lynn, Leslie, and Sean, and five grandchildren - Tyler, Marcus, Lainey, Meaghan, and Elizabeth.
Jan is a member of the First United Methodist Church where she is a member of the Chancel Choir and serves as the Choir's treasurer. She is the chairperson for FUMC Outreach Program. She is a member of the Dumas Business Women, serving as secretary. She is also a member of the Helping Hands Ministry where she serves as their secretary.
Gayle has been working at First Baptist since 2017. She is married to Francisco Cruz and has two sons and 4 grandchildren.