Dr. Gevan Spinney


Gevan is our Senior Pastor; he has served First Baptist since 2002. He is married to his high school sweetheart Andrea and they have three boys: Jeb, Jake, and Jude. They remind themselves often, “God has given us the business of raising Godly men in a godless culture”.

Pastor Gevan is a product of the ministry of First Baptist Haughton, he was saved in the student ministry in 1992. He was called to preach at First Baptist in 1995 and later ordained in 1997. He and Andrea were married at First Baptist in 2000.

As a pastor, he has been very involved in denominational life. He has served as moderator for the Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association. He has served twice on the Executive Board of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. He has served twice on the Committee on Committees for the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor Gevan is also a former President of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.

Pastor Gevan has a Bachelors degree from East Texas Baptist University and a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry in Evangelism and Church Growth from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Some of his favorite things in life include: Witnessing a life being transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ, taking a road trip with his bride, sitting in a deer stand with one of his boys, watching the sun come up during the rut in Kansas, hearing a turkey gobble on a warm spring morning.