Meet our elders

Fredonia Hill made the switch to be an Elder led community in the Fall of 2016. These Elders have the responsibility to shepherd, teach, encourage, and lead our congregation. Our current team of Elders is as follows: Mark Clark (wife Diana), David Cowee (wife Sheila), George Middlebrook III (wife Carla), Ty Spradley (wife Elizabeth), and our Lead Pastor Pat Kelly (wife April).

Our Elders would love to hear from you! If you would like to email one of our Elders, simply click their photo below. 

  • Mark Clark

    Mark was born, raised, and has lived his entire life here in Nacogdoches. He met his wife Diana during their college years and married in 1986. They have 2 children, Westley and Whitney. They have been members of Fredonia Hill for over 20 years. Mark has served as a Sunday School teacher, Finance team member, Deacon, and a Life Group leader, to name a few. Mark enjoys hunting, fishing, various shop "projects", BBQing, and sausage making.

    To email Mark Clark, click here.

  • David Cowee

    David was born in California but has been in Texas since he was two. He met Sheila at SFA, and they have been married for over 31 years. They have two daughters, Laura and Allison, two sons-in-law, Jarrod and Paul, and 3 grandchildren, Halle, Caleb, & Ellie. Grandchild number four is due next summer!  David owns an investment advisory firm in Nacogdoches and counts it a blessing to be able to work with his children. 

    To email David click here.

  • George Middlebrook III

    George has lived in Nacogdoches all his life and has been attending Fredonia Hill since he started dating his wife Carla in 1970. George and Carla were married at Fredonia Hill in 1971 and have three children and six grandchildren. George is involved in the forest products industry, has served Fredonia Hill in many ways, and enjoys riding bicycles. 

    To email George III click here.

  • Ty Spradley

    Dr. Ty Spradley is a Nacogdoches native, where he completed a BA and MA at SFA. After graduating from college, he completed a MA at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary before moving to Nashville, TN to work in the music industry and eventually serve at Two Rivers Baptist Church. In 2000, Ty returned to Nacogdoches and married the love of his life, Elizabeth. Ty (PhD from Texas A&M) researches organizations that operate reliably in high risk environments and serves as a professor at SFA. God has blessed Ty and Elizabeth with four incredible sons: Micah, Ethan, Daniel, and Joshua. Ty loves traveling the world with Elizabeth, hunting, fishing, guitar, writing, mentoring college students, and, most of all, hanging out with his family.

    To email Ty click here.

  • Pat Kelly

    Prior to coming to Nacogdoches, Pat pastored in Weatherford and Fort Worth, Texas. Hailing from the East Coast: He was born in Virginia but lived most of his life in New Jersey. Pat received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bridgewater College and Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pat married his best friend, April, and they have two sons: Asher and Corban. Pat and April love to travel and have served in many countries through missions. Pat enjoys sports, outdoors, community, and good coffee. 

    To email Pat click here.