Dr. Justin Paslay

Justin came to faith in Christ as a child at the age of 11. Growing up in the church and in a pastor’s home generated his passion to see lost people reached with the hope of the Gospel. He graduated from the University of Arkansas when he was called into the ministry. Meeting with church planters and pastors from the West Coast stirred a passion and desire for Justin to plant or revitalize in that part of the country. Justin received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas, an M. Div. and D. Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Contact Justin

justin@firstpb.org or call 479-899-7421

Erin Paslay

Erin came to faith in Christ while in high school at the age of 15. Her own discipleship process sparked her desire to see those far from Christ come to know him. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in English Education. She taught in both Arkansas and North Carolina and now stays home with their three children. Throughout their marriage, God has confirmed the call to move and minister to a part of the country that desperately needs to hear the good news of Jesus.  


“In the beginning of his ministry, Dr. Justin Paslay served on the staff team of Cross Church. I believed then, and I believe it even more so today, that Justin is destined to be used by God in an extraordinary way. Through the years, I have seen him continue to grow in every way; from the sharpening of his ministry skills, to excelling in the highest of academic achievement. For several years, God has been preparing Justin to be a Lead Pastor. He is more than ready. Justin’s enthusiasm and eagerness are tempered by his humble service heart. His pastoring, teaching, and leadership skills will provide an exciting future for your church as he is compelled by one singular vision: Making disciples of all the nations.”

Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President & CEO - Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention

“Justin is a man after God’s own heart. He is a Christ-like leader, a committed husband and father, and a genuine friend to the Church. I have worked closely with him in local church ministry for seven years now, and I know him to be godly, motivated, kind, and filled with the Spirit. Any church that has Justin as its pastor is under the Smiling Providence of a Good God. He will preach God’s word, love God’s people, and lead God’s church with humility and determination.”

Rev. Clint Pressley, Senior Pastor - Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC