Mark Tolar, Associate Pastor for Worship and community outreach

As one of our associate pastors, Mark leads our Music/Worship ministry. Mark has served in this capacity since March 2001.  His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Music and a master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.  He has served in churches for 25 years. These include Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene , Field Street Baptist Church in Cleburne , and First Baptist Church in Port Arthur. Mark is married to Colleen Ray of Houston, Texas. His daughter, Courtney, is a lab technician in Oklahoma. He has a love for people, animals, and the great outdoors. He believes strongly that we should love God with our whole heart including our time, talents, and treasure. He would love to visit with you about your place of service in the church.


Ashley Spurlock, minister for children and media

Ashley grew up in Woodville and was an active member of FBC Woodville until she went to college at East Texas Baptist University.  Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in Mathematics and graduated Cum Laude. She taught high school mathematics for the past seven years at Woodville ISD, Athens ISD, and College Station ISD.  She married James Spurlock in June 2009.  James and Ashley have a 5 year old daughter, Emma, and a 3 year old son, Isaac.

Ashley has a true passion for helping children of all ages.  This is evidenced by the respect and love her students have for her.  She has served on numerous mission trips including several of the FBC Woodville Peru mission trips. Ashley has a strong desire to help children grow in their knowledge of Jesus and in what God desires for them in their lives.


Danielle Speaks, office Manager

Danielle is a small town girl whose roots run deep in Tyler county.  She was born and raised in Woodville, a member of FBC Woodville for many years.  She enjoys helping with the youth; as she is the proud mother of three free-spirited teenagers: Remington, Kirstie, and Chasey.  She enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and carrying on her grandmothers'--Seta Earle Birdwell and Ida Mae Stamps--tradition of making dogwood flowers for the Dogwood Festival.