About Our Pastors
Edward H. Cook has been a Christ-Follower for over 30 years. He has served in various corporate accounting and finance roles for the past 23 years.
He has been a member of First Baptist Church since 1989 and has served the Church as a deacon and in various teaching roles. He was mentored for many years by founding Pastor Hal Brunson II and ordained as a bishop (elder) by the Church in 2011.
Edward lives with his wife and four children in Plano, Texas.
He is especially interested in the life of the mind and encouraging renewed Christian living through renewed Christian thinking.
Bill Hale has been a believer since 1997 and a member of First Baptist Church since 2001. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University in Commerce, TX with a BBA (MIS).
He worked in the IT industry as a network engineer for 4 years until moving to labor in Cambodia, where Bill and his wife Jennifer labored as missionaries from 2007 to 2011.
Bill was also ordained as an elder by FBC in 2011. He is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies at Reformed Baptist Seminary (RBS). Bill and Jennifer
were married in 2000 and have two children, Katherine and Isaac.