STAFF TEAM

  • Chris Marsh - Lead Pastor

    Chris has been on staff since 2009 and served as the Student Pastor until becoming the Lead Pastor in 2014.  He and his wife, Jamie, have four children - Avery, Brandon, Robyn, and Rowan.  Chris graduated from Kansas State University and has a master's degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.   

    Email: cmarsh@pgfirst.com


  • David Owens - Adult Discipleship Pastor

    David joined our staff in October of 2018 after spending the past eight years in Guatemala, where he most recently served with Chosen People International training pastors.  He and his wife, Lindsey, have two sons - Cooper and Everett.  David graduated from Arkansas State University and is currently getting his master's degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Email:  dowens@pgfirst.com

  • Colin Hairston - Next Generation Pastor

    Colin came onto our staff in June of 2018, after serving as a Student Pastor in the Dallas Metro area for a number of years.  He and his wife Mallory have four children - Audrey, Peter, Kate, and Lily.  He is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University and finished his MDiv at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Email: chairston@pgfirst.com

  • Josh Hall - Worship Pastor

    Josh has served as our Worship Pastor since 2006.  He and his wife, Hannah, have five children - Edy, Hattie, Christian, Nate, and Jack.  Josh grew up in Prairie Grove, and graduated from the University of Arkansas.  

    Email: jhall@pgfirst.com

  • Laura Smith - Ministry Assistant

    Laura has been on staff since 2011.  Laura and her husband, Brad, have four children -  Marshal, Meghan, Mia, and Marcella.  She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.   

    Email: lsmith@pgfirst.com

  • Jennifer Patterson - Ministry Assistant

    Jennifer has been on staff since 2015, and has been a lifetime resident of Prairie Grove.  She and her husband, James, have two children - Kylee and Abel.

    Email: office@pgfirst.com

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