church staff

Pastors & Staff

Dr. Todd Sullens

Senior Pastor

Pastor Todd and his family came to First Ruidoso in January 2019. He is married to Nicole and has five children (Logan, Andrew, Autumn, Molly Grace and Joy).  He has served for over 20 years in churches in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia. Pastor Todd graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological seminary with his Master of Divinity in 2000 and with His Doctor of Ministry in 2009.

Gerald Powley

Pastor of Administration

Gerald  has been on staff with First Baptist since July 2021. He serves as the Pastor of Administration and has served for over 25  years in ministry. Gerald has served churches in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and now New Mexico. Gerald is married to Denise who is a 2nd grade teacher in Ruidoso. They have 5 grown children.

Stephanie Jensen

Children's director

Stephanie has served as our children's director for over 10 years. She is married to Jim and has 4 children. Stephanie's has a passion to make disciples of children. Her love for Jesus and for others is contagious. She is a blessing to the staff and the church.

Deborah thompson

office administrative assistant

Deborah has served at First Baptist since 2014. She helps to boost morale in the office and keeps everyone on their toes. She is one of the first people you meet when you come to the door. We are thankful for her fun-loving spirit and her usefulness to our church. 

Tim Ebert

youth pastor

Tim has been serving the Lord for over 9 years. His ministry and discipleship has take him to many places. The first being a Motorcycle ministry for jails called Prisoners of Hope which led him to His wife Cecilia Jane who He has been married to for 4 years. Two years ago He was accepted on staff with Fellowship of Christian Athletes,  He has now been with First Baptist as Youth Pastor and license minister for a little over a year.

Bill & Linda Eubank


Bill and Linda are Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors.  They have been LPC's and LPCC's in New Mexico since 1994. They also counseled  in Texas for about 6 years.  They have a blended family of three children and six grandchildren and have been married  for 35 years. You can call on them for a fee-based counseling (based on income) or use lay counselors at First Baptist Church (trained by the Eubanks).

Mike mccain

Janitor & Maintenance Supervisor 

Mike has been on staff for over 2 years. He retired from Texas Juvenile Youth Commission as a Juvenile Correctional Officer. He was also the owner, operator and franchising entrepreneur of  Applebee's,  Taco Villa and Del Taco. We are blessed to have him on our Staff.


Janitor & Maintenance assistant 

Hank has been in Fbc for 3 years. He started helping with janitorial work since February.