Meet Our Pastor



Pastor Corey Battle

Senior Pastor of FMBC Whitewright
Theology Education: Southern Bible Institute-Dallas, TX -Basic Bible Studies (2000-2002)
Ohio Christian University - Biblical Studies (2019-Present))

Pastor Corey Battle's Biography

Reverend Corey G. Battle was born July 11, 1978 in Paris, Texas to the proud parents of Rosetta Reed Battle and Willie Ed Rollerson. Reverend Corey Battle metriculated at Paris High School and graduated in May, 1996. Upon graduation, he worked for many years with children at the Boys and Girls Club of Red River Valley.

Reverend Battle accepted the Lord, Jesus Christ at the tender age of 7, and joined St. Luke Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor Thomas Johnson. As a member, he served on the usher board because he loved to be a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord.

At the age of 13, Reverend Battle spent his summer in Roxton, Texas where he continued his service to the Lord by joining Rocky Ford Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Connice Mayes. He served in several ministries, which included singing in the choir, ushering, and attending Sunday School regularly.

At the age of 18, Reverend Battle was called to the ministry to preach God's word, which was a challenging time for him. But with much prayers, fasting, training, and counseling with Pastor Mayes, Reverend Battle humbly accepted his calling to preach the gospel. On October 18, 1998 at 3pm, Reverend Battle preached his first sermon and was licensed as a Baptist Minister.

In the year 2000, Pastor Corey Battle was called to pastor his first Church at Orange Baptist in Arthur City, Texas where he served as a pastor for six months. During this time, he was ordained by the late Pastor W.J. Cotton of Baptist Hill Baptist Church. He was later called to pastor Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Clarksville, Texas and under Pastor Battle's leadership, the church grew spiritually and physically. Mt. Olive Baptist was able to move from a two Sunday church to full time services. Also under Pastor Battle's leadership, a son in the ministry was born. Through much prayer and fasting, Pastor Battle resigned and relocated to Ft. Worth, Texas where he joined Greater True Light Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Ronald E. Walton. He remained there for a number of years as Assistant Pastor.

Pastor Battle continued his ministry upon relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada October, 2010. During his stay, he served in the Outreach Ministry, Youth Department, Brotherhood and Evangelism Ministry for six years at Second Baptist Church, under the leadership of D. Edward Chaney.

During the year 2016, Pastor Battle met the love of his life, Kandence Jones Battle, and they were united in holy matrimony July 9, 2017 in Paris, Texas. Pastor and Lady Battle begin attending Greater Carver Missionary Baptist Church and later joined under the leadership of Pastor James McCool, II.

On his spiritual journey as a minister, Pastor Battle became a member of several churches, which added to the enrichment of his life as he gained wisdom, knowledge, and years of experiences that helped him to reach a much higher goal in his service to the Lord which is to ultimately pastor his own church. Through prayer, meditation, and collaboration, Pastor Battle and his wife stepped out on faith and begin to form, organize and founded their own church ministry, namely, Great Commission Baptist Church. Through hard work, prayer and faithfully serving God, the church grew and they served faithfully until January 26, 2020 when Pastor Battle received the call to serve as Pastor at First Missionary Baptist Church in Whitewright, Texas. He is currently the church 16th Pastor to serve. Pastor Battle and Lady Battle relocated from Las Vegas, Neveda to Sherman, Texas February 2020, and it has been God's blessing from day one.

Pastor Battle and Lady Battle have been married for two years and will be celebrating three years of marriage July 9. 2020. They have six children between them, ranging in ages from the oldest to the youngest, Kerrell Fields, Jaque Jones, Jhanelle Fields, Kellie Denham Carson, Wesley Denham and Alexius Fuller. Two grandchildren MaKenzie Fields, and Kenyon Carson, Jr.

It is my hope and prayer that as Pastor of First Missionary Baptist church, God will give me wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and guidance to lead his people in the direction that he wants us to go, which will praise and glorify Him, as we work together to help further his kingdom. To God Be The Glory.