Leadership Team:

We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the people of First Baptist Church, our community and the world.

Ty Houghtaling, Lead Pastor (M.T.S. from SWBTS)

Email Ty: ty@fbcartesia.org
Ty is married to his beautiful wife, Jennifer and they have two boys, Clay and Cael.  He’s a lifelong Artesia resident and has a heart for our community and seeing them reached with the love of Christ.
Mike Wright, Associate Pastor in charge of Worship
Email Mike: mike@fbcartesia.org
Mike is married to the beautiful Jennifer and they have 2 sons! Mike has served for over 25 years in churches located in Missouri, Louisiana, Florida, and Kentucky.  He surrendered to the Ministry at the age of 20 while on a mission trip to an Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He and his family have a huge heart for God, music and missions!
Ben Cox, Associate Pastor of Students and Seek 1st Sports Ministry
Email: ben@fbcartesia.org
Ben is married to his beautiful wife, Katrina, and they have a beautiful little girl! Ben is passionate about seeing students discipled and coaching kids to win in life by putting Christ first!
Rick Sullivan, Pastor Emeritus
Email Rick: rick@fbcartesia.org
Rick pastored First Baptist Church from 1995 – 2015. He has served First Baptist Church and the community of Artesia faithfully for over 20 years. We are honored to uphold him as Pastor Ermeritus. 
Holly Delgado, Office Manager Email: holly@fbcartesia.org
Holly is married to her handsome husband, Billie, and they have 3 crazy FUN kids (stair-stepped in age whoa!)! She is a lifelong Artesia native and LOVES her job. She is passionate about the Lord’s work, adoption and prayer!
Leslie Atkins, Financial Manager
Email: leslie@fbcartesia.org
Leslie is married to her husband Lance and they are kept on the go with their son’s sports teams! She loves being able to work with the people of First Baptist!
Toni Cano, Office Ministry Assistant
Email: toni@fbcartesia.org
Toni is married to her husband Junior and they have 3 incredible children! She is very active in our church and loves it!
Benny Boyse, Building Security and Office Assistant
Benny is married to his beautiful wife, Kathy, and they have 2 beautiful daughters. Benny loves to laugh and is a faithful servant of FBC.
Rosie Galvan, Custodian (Education & Worship Center Building)
Rosie is married to Richard and they have one daughter and one granddaughter whom are the apple of her eye! Rosie loves her job and the people of FBC!

James Allen, Custodian (Total Life Center Building)

James has a heart for God and loves to share his hope and strength with all who want to hear it! He loves his job and his church family and lives life with a grateful heart!
Randy Dippel, Custodial Supervisor and Maintenance
Randy is married to the love of his life, Melanie. Randy is a go-getter with a heart of gold. He loves the Lord and loves people!