Jon Haley serves as our Lead Pastor. He completed his B.S in Theology and Pastoral Ministry from Baptist Bible College in 1995. He earned his M.A. in Christian Leadership from Liberty University in 2009.
Jon met his wife Joy at Baptist Bible College where they both graduated in 1995. They were married July 31, 1993, and have been blessed with two amazing children, Blake and Blaire, who are both students at Baptist Bible College. Blake is studying Theology and Pastoral Ministry, and Blaire is majoring in Elementary Education.
Jon and Joy have served in three churches since 1995. They served in Austin, Texas as youth pastors, from 1995-1997. God brought them to Hallmark in 1997 where they served as Youth Pastor, and Family pastor until 2010. Jon accepted the position as lead Pastor of Northside Baptist Church of Arkansas City, Kansas in 2010. The Lord called the Haley’s back to Hallmark to be the Lead Pastor in August of 2016. Joy serves as the Secretary to the Pastor and works Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Jon’s favorite verse is Philippians 1:6,
“Being confident of this very thing, that he who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
Matt Whitsell is the Administrative Pastor for Hallmark Baptist Church. He joined Hallmark in 2004 and has served as the Middle School Pastor and the Student Pastor. Matt graduated from Baptist Bible College in 2004. He completed his Masters of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2007. He is also a Certified Church Administrator with the National Association of Church Business Administrators.
Matt currently resides in Burleson with his wife Julie. They have an amazing daughter who is a party crasher (she was born on Matt and Julie’s wedding anniversary) and an awesome son. They also have a Yorkshire Terrier named Ranger, who is the family guard dog. Matt enjoys watching the Rangers and the Cowboys, but most importantly he cheers for the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday afternoons in the fall.
Allison Holcomb is the Children’s Director. She oversees programs for children birth to fifth grade and enjoys spending time with the children of the church and the community. She has a rich background in ministry to children, including her B.A. in Religious Education with a focus in Children’s Ministry from Southwest Baptist University.
Allison joined the staff of Hallmark in August of 2013. She and her husband Michael have been married since 2002, and they have two children, Madison and Preston. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, watching football, and cheering on the Kansas City Royals.
Carlos Campos is our Student Pastor here at Hallmark Baptist Church. He joined our team in August of 2018. Carlos completed his Bachelor degree in Biblical Studies from Boston Baptist College in 2008. Before joining our team, Carlos served as a Student Pastor both in Illinois and New York. Student Ministry has been and continues to be a major passion for Carlos and his wife, Steffan.
Carlos and Steffan have been married since 2009 and currently reside in Burleson. They have been blessed with two wonderful daughters, Kaylin and Rylee. The Campos enjoy their Dunkin’ runs for some iced coffee and donuts, as well as some Bubble Guppies sing-alongs.
Carlos is a die-hard sports fan. He loves the New York Jets (very evident with the naming his dog, Revis), the New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets, and the Michigan Wolverines. He is a tech nerd and is a wedding videographer.
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
Steffan Campos is our Interim Worship leader for Hallmark Baptist Church. In college, she studied at both BBC and Liberty University majoring in Worship Leading with a vocal emphasis. The majority of this job involves weekly prepping & leading music for the Sunday morning worship services.
Steffan has volunteered with the Hallmark worship team since their family moved to Texas in 2018 but officially took a staff position in January of 2021.
It is an added bonus that Steffan gets the chance to work alongside her husband Carlos in student ministry. In her spare time, Steffan enjoys hanging out with Carlos and their two daughters, Kaylin & Rylee. Along with family time, she also loves game nights with friends (dutch blitz or Jackbox are her favorites), soft blankets, chick flicks, and a good cup of coffee!
A favorite life verse of hers is Philippians 4:6-7
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Nathan Parikh is the Discipleship Pastor for Hallmark Baptist Church. He joined Hallmark in 2012 and has served on staff since 2014.
Nathan completed his Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministries from Pensacola Christian College in 2011. He earned his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014. He has served a variety of local churches in Illinois, Florida, and Alabama.
Nathan currently resides in Fort Worth with his beautiful wife, Danielle. They met at Hallmark in 2015 and married in 2017. They have been blessed with a beautiful daughter, Priya. Together Nathan and Dani lead the Young Couples Connect Group. Nathan leads our Connect Groups, Discipleship Groups, adult Bible studies, and guest assimilation at Hallmark.
A Chicago native, Nathan loves the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Cubs, and good pizza. He is also a skilled web developer and has freelanced since 2007.
One verse that has resonated with Nathan throughout his life is Isaiah 6:8
“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said ‘Here I am! Send me.'”
Jeremy serves as our Communications Director, running our social media and creating graphics to help promote events, sermon series, etc. He graduated from Liberty University in 2014 with a B.S in Visual Communications with a minor in studio art.
Jeremy and his wife Mary have been happily married since 2018 and have one fur baby named Elsa. They both actively serve on multiple ministry teams. When they aren’t at church you can usually find them spending time with family playing games, cooking or caring for their nieces and nephews.
One Jeremy’s favorite Bible verses is Romans 8:37-39.
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Violetta serves on staff as Director of Hospitality. She has been a member of Hallmark since February 1989. She was a stay-at-home mom and substituted for the Crowley ISD prior to joining staff here in 2000.
Violetta and her husband, William, were high school sweethearts and have been married since 1989. They have 3 sons, 2 daughters-in-love, and 4 grandchildren.
Violetta loves spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, enjoys the outdoors, and spending time with friends.
Her life verse is 2 Timothy 1:7
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Mike Haley is originally from Lubbock, TX where he graduated from Lubbock High School. He determined early in this teens years that he felt called into the gospel ministry. He graduated from Baptist Bible College in 1970 with a Bachelor of Theology. It was at college where he met Diane Elbe and they were married June 6, 1969. He left college to begin a lifelong work in full-time ministry. He was ordained to the ministry at the Diamond Oaks Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas in 1970. He accepted positions of youth minister, a music minister, and children’s director before becoming the lead pastor of the Hillcrest Bible Baptist Church in Arkansas City, KS in 1974 where they served until 1989.
In 1989 he became pastor of the Broadway Baptist Church in Sweetwater, TX and then accepted the call to be pastor of the Hallmark Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX in 1994 and retired from the full-time pastorate in June 2016.
Pastor Haley has served as Vice-President of the BBFI over missions from 2004-2008. He served on the Board of Directors for MANNA Worldwide, since its inception in 2001.
He and his wife Diane have 4 children and 9 grandchildren.
Jerry Howery serves on staff as Director of the Pastoral Care Ministry since August of 2020 and has been a member of Hallmark since 1993.
Jerry and his wife, Jeanne, met at Hallmark, were married in 1996, and live in Burleson. Between them, they have 6 kids, many grand and great-grandkids. They have led the Faith Connect Group since 1997.
Before joining Hallmark Jerry served in 5 different churches as a youth pastor, associate pastor, and adult class teacher. Jeanne served in her church before Hallmark as a personal secretary to two pastors, led soul-winning visitation, and taught a ladies class.
As Director of Pastoral Care, Jerry assists the pastor in meeting with those who are homebound, in assisted living/nursing homes, in the hospital and helping with the needs of widows and widowers. He directs the deacon/trustee board members and assists them as they contact and visit with our homebound and assisted living members.