Staff & Leadership

David Cox
Senior Pastor |

Thank you for checking out The First Baptist Church of Greenville. I have enjoyed being the Pastor of this great ministry for more than 10 years. I find these people to be some of the finest people in the world. I love the fact that God always shows up in a big way as we continue to strive to worship and serve him. I cannot imagine being anywhere else but right here in God's will. I have made some of the best and lasting relationships right here.

I will tell you that this church is not for everyone but for those who are committed to loving God and loving his family. Now many people come not even knowing Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. As a matter of fact most of the people come to this family not previously attending any church at all.

Vision, passion, and desire are the driving forces that continue to inspire us to be the very best we can be for the Lord. Our simple process is come, connect, grow and serve. We love clarity and keeping it simple.

My wife Brenda of more than 20 years, and my 2 daughters Shelby and Abby are a strong part of all that I am. They have been my support and my rock in who the Lord has called me to be. My family knows the value of hard work and everybody pitching in to help grow this wonderful Kingdom.

We invite you to come experience a healthy, exciting and growing church.

Jeffrey Landfried
Asst. Pastor/Administrator |

God has been doing some mighty work here at First Baptist Church. I have had the pleasure of being a part of this amazing ministry for the past eight years, watching the day to day work that God has done in so many people's lives. When I began serving here I could not have imagined the way my life would have changed. So many people have touched my life. I've gotten to know so many God loving people, and God searching people. That's what our church is all about. Our doors are open to those who have the same. You are welcomed here just as you are. God loves you just as you are. All of our teachings, whether it is the message on Sunday or our many small groups, come from the Bible. There is no better source out there than the Bible, to get to know the Lord.

I have resided in Greenville all my life. I graduated from Reynolds High School. I have been married to my wife, Terri for 31 years. We have two sons, Dustin and Brandon. Both of them live out of the area. Dustin and his wife, Katie, live in Erie. They have blessed us with four wonderful grandchildren. There is nothing like being grandparents. Brandon and his wife, Holly live in Richmond, VA. They have a calico cat, her name is Rose.

If you are looking for a God loving, Bible teaching church, that is contemporary, we invite you to give us a try. We gather together at 10:45 am Sunday morning.

~ Jeff

Lisa Weyers
Elementary Youth Director |


My name is Lisa Weyers and I am the Children's Education Director and AWANA Director, here at First Baptist Church. There is no doubt that God led me to the steps of First Baptist Church and laid a calling on my heart to work with children! I cherish every second I spend doing God's work as a servant for these little ones!!

I am married to my wonderful husband Steve and our blended family consists of 7 children, 3 grandchildren, and we are excited about the arrival of a 4th grandchild in August!

In addition to my family and my ministries, I am a full time student, attending classes online through Liberty University; majoring in Psychology with dual specialties in Christian Counseling and Life Coaching.

It is such a joy to be serving at First Baptist Church, and I am humbled to be a part of this amazing Christian community!

God Bless you all!

Leadership Team

  • Pastor David Cox
  • Larry Yeager
  • Lorie Mitchell
  • Bob Sherbondy
  • Bob Adams
  • Brian Keyser
  • Pastor Jeff Landfried


  • Carol Fenton, chairperson
  • Karen Mowry
  • Mike Icenhour Jr.
  • Karen Philson
  • Mary Calladine
  • Brock Elsea
  • Dana Shaffer
  • Dave Austin