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About Us

We are thrilled that you are interested in learning more about us! If there are any questions you have that are not answered here or elsewhere on the website, please feel free to reach out to us!

Sunday Mornings

Additional Programs

Group of Friends Going on Excursion

3rd-6th Grade

Summit is our youth group program hosted Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm. 

Uplifted Youth

7th-12th Grade

Thrive is our youth group program held Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm.

Support Group

Life Groups

Various Life Groups (small groups) are available throughout the year. Click here to view our list of available classes!​



Chris McLaughlin

Lead Pastor

I have been the Lead Pastor of FBCL since July, 2022. My wife Amy and I have been married for 12 years. We have three sons (ages 11, 9, and 3). I have a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Boston Baptist College and an M.A. in Theological Studies from Liberty University. I am currently enrolled in a PhD program at Liberty University.

Our family enjoys sports, reading, and outdoor recreation such as hiking to waterfalls.


P: 814-683-5244

C: 724-812-2321


Michelle Young

Administrative Assistant/Treasurer

Hello, my name is Michelle Young. It is my pleasure to be the Administrative Assistant and Treasurer for FBCL.

My husband and I got baptized and joined the church in December of 2009. We live on a hobby farm in Atlantic, PA. We have 3 children, Justin Jenna and Annie, and 4 grandchildren, Sophia Connor, Carsyn and Wayke.

My favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13 

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".

​P: 814-683-5244



Pastor Terry Smith & wife, Joy Smith

Pastor of Outreach and Connection

Hello! We are Terry & Joy Smith and we

are thrilled to be part of the ministry team at FBCL. Joy and I are blessed to be part of welcoming, visiting and planning events for our church and community. It is our desire that you will find a place to connect here in our church family.


Pastor Tracy Ferrie

Pastor of Worship and Discipleship


Tim Stanley

Director of Technical Support

Hello,  I moved to the area in November of 2021, in large part to support the interests of my wife and daughters, who are avid horse/animal/nature lovers. My family consists of my wife of 25 years, Suellen, our daughters Miranda and Samantha, and our numerous pets. We currently reside on a small horse farm in Linesville.
I am hoping to use my past experience and knowledge to serve the staff and congregation of Linesville First Baptist Church, and am looking forward to meeting you all.


Brian Kent

Child & Youth Coordinator

Happily married to my beautiful wife, Nicole. Father to my creative teenage daughter, Ada. A member of FBCL for 8 years faithfully serving the church and community.

What we believe...

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities:


the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit.


These three are co-equal and are one God.

(Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

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