Meet Our Pastors and Staff


Dr. Matt Pryor – Pastor

 

Brother Matt came to Manila FBC in August of 2014.  He is a native of Searcy, Arkansas where he graduated in 1992.  Matt holds a B.S.E. from Ouachita Baptist University, a MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a DMin in Church Health from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  Matt is married to his college sweetheart, Amy.  They have two wonderful daughters.

 
Favorite Verse:
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NASB)


Larry Chastain – Youth and Music Minister

 

Bro. Larry Chastain is originally from Magnolia, AR, where he gave his life to Jesus and was baptized when he was 11; surrendered to ministry and graduated high school in 2004; married his high school sweetheart, Ashley, in 2007; and had a daughter, Raylee, in 2011. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Ouachita Baptist University and a Master’s Degree of Music from Northwestern State University. Bro. Larry joined FBC in May of 2018, and is excited to continue to grow and minister here in Manila!

 

Favorite verse:

“Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.” – Psalm 33:1-5

Chris Miller – Children’s Pastor & Mission Pastor

 
Chris joined the Manila FBC staff in March of 2015. He was born and raised in Beebe, AR where he graduated in 1998. Chris holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Williams Baptist College and a Masters of Missiology and Intercultural Studies from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris is married to Adrienne, also from Beebe, who is the love of his life. Chris and Adrienne have two daughters: Katherine, who was born in December 2015, and Matylyn, who was born in May of 2018.  
 
Favorite Verse:
 
“Christ has liberated us to be free.  Stand firm then and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery.” -Galatians 5:1
 

Ashley Chastain – Ministry Assistant

 
Ashley joined the staff of Manila FBC in April of 2021. She is married to Larry Chastain and together they have one daughter, Raylee, born in July of 2011. 
 

Favorite verse: “Yahweh your God is among you, a warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will bring you quietness with His love. He will delight in you with shouts of joy.” Zephaniah 3:17