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.  Originally from Great Bend, Kansas, Chris graduated from Kansas State University and has a master's degree in Christian Education from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Email: cmarsh@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 with a degree in Business.  

    Email: jhall@pgfirst.com

  • Chad Race - Student Pastor

    Chad began serving as our Student Pastor in September 2016.  He and his wife Kati have two young children, Eli and Eden.  Chad is originally from Dardanelle, Arkansas. He graduated from Arkansas Tech University and received a master's degree in Theological Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.   

    Email: crace@pgfirst.com

  • Laura Smith - Children's Discipleship

    Laura has been on staff since 2011.  Laura and her husband, Brad, have four children -  Marshal, Meghan, Mia, and Marcella.  She has a degree in elementary education from the University of Arkansas.   Email: lsmith@pgfirst.com

  • Jennifer Patterson - Office Manager

    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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