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1133 N. Texas St.

Emory, TX 75440

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Dr. Jason Rolen
Senior Pastor

Pastor Jason has been the senior pastor at Believers' since July 2000.  He is originally from Tom Bean, Texas and has been in full time vocational ministry since 1985.  He has degrees from East Texas State University, Southwestern Theological Seminary, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has been married to Stacy since June1996, and they have a son Brady and daughter Bree Allie. Pastor Jason has enjoyed coaching for the Rains Youth Sports Association and is an avid fan of the Rains Wildcats, Dallas Cowboys, and the Texas Rangers. Jason also is a lover of books and reading and is an Alamo junkie.

Jerod Haygood
Family & Student Pastor

Jerod joined Believers’ Baptist in February of 2017. Jerod oversees all ministry for nursery to 12th grade. He is originally from White Oak, TX and graduated with his BA from Letourneau University and his Masters from John Brown University/Kanakuk Institute. Jerod has been married to Whitney since January of 2010, and they have four children: Micah, Adelyn, Eli, and Jude. Jerod loves to spend time with his family in the outdoors and loves reading, gardening, fishing, and playing sports. His claim to nerdiness is his vast collection of Superman memorabilia (just take a peek inside his office).

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Lissa Grady
Administrative Assistant

Lissa began attending Believers’ Baptist in August of 2017 which is when she moved to East Tawakoni. Lissa has lived in Texas since 1999 when she moved from Ohio with her husband and 3 children. Lissa's children are now married, and she has12 grandchildren.  


Lissa does everything (this is not an exaggeration) from secretarial duties, to record-keeping, to keeping financial reports for the church, to keeping Jason and Jerod in order.  Lissa's happy place is spending time with her family and/or at the beach. In her free time, she enjoys working in the yard, reading crime mysteries, crocheting and fishing.

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