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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!

Additional Programs

Support Group

Various Life Groups (small groups) are available throughout the year.​

Student Ministries

Anchor 1
Uplifted Youth

3rd-6th Grade

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

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7th-12th Grade

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

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Group of Friends Going on Excursion

K - 6th Grade

ELEVATE is our children's group program held Sunday 8:30am and 11:00am.


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

Amy McLaughlin

Nursery and Preschool Coordinator

Hello.  My name is Amy.  I am the nursery and preschool coordinator here at FBCL.  My husband Chris and I have been married since 2010.  We have three boys.  We love the outdoors - especially hiking and kayaking. 


Phone: 724-812-6320


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

Hello, I am a self proclaimed bible geek who happens to be a professional musician.  I joined the FBC of Linesville family July of 2023. I am originally from Elkhart Indiana but moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. I have been active in ministry for 38 years. I have a degree in Biblical studies and Music Ministry from Boston Baptist College. My wife Marybeth and I have four children and live in the Andover area where we enjoy all of the great things this area has to offer.  

My main purpose as, a member of the Body of Christ is to go and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and to teach everything Jesus commanded. 



Phone: 814-683-5244


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



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John Acklin


John and Jeanne Acklin have been active here at FBC since their marriage in 1971.  John’s father was a former pastor here for 13 years.  John is also the groundskeeper and serves as janitor for the south half of our building.


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.


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.

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)

Still have questions?  Contact us.

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