Our Staff

God has place an incredible team together at Immanuel.  We share a heart for our community, a passion for God's Word, and a desire to see peoples lives changed by the power of God

  • Matt Overall

    Senior Pastor


    Matt has been on Staff at Immanuel since 2006.  He and his wife Jessica have two wonderful boys, Brody and Jax. 

    He is a '96 graduate of Bryant High School, in Bryant Arkansas, and went on to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication in 2000.  He is currently working on his Masters in Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth TX.  Matt has ministered in Arkansas for nearly 20 years, and has had the opportunity to speak and lead worship for various camps and retreats as well.  

     

    Matt served at Immanuel as the Student and Education Pastor for 10 years before transitioning into the Senior Pastor position in 2016.  Matt has an incredible desire to see lives changed by the reality of who Jesus is, and passionatly preaches truth each week.

    In his spare time Matt enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing the guitar and drums, hunting, and the occasional round of golf. 


  • TJ Files

    Worship Pastor

    T J was born in Fordyce, Arkansas on June 16, 1975.  He is married to Brandy and they have six beautiful girls; Kynlee, Kamryn, Karis, Kate, Karlee, and Kiah. 

    T J graduated with a Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in May of 1999 and recieved his Masters in Music in May of 2001 from New Mexico State University.  T J held the position of Director of Bands for the Monticello School District for seven years prior to entering the ministry full time.  

    T J has served as interim music director for many churchs and served as part-time worship pastor at Journey Church of Monticello, Arkansas for 3 years. 

    T J and Brandy have a deep desire to minister to orphans.  This calling upon their lives led them into the ministry of fostering/adoption.  They have served many children and families through the opportunities afforded to them during their journey and hope to minister to countless more. 


  • Dustin Barton

    Student and Education Pastor

    Dustin is from Northwest Arkansas. Born in Fayetteville and raised in Greenland (just south of Fayetteville). He was called into ministry at 16.  He and his wife Victoria have one boy, Theo, and one currently on the way. 


    Dustin graduated from Greenland High School and served in ministry in Northwest Arkansas for 5 years. He is a lover of fried foods, cheese, ranch, Star Wars, Batman, football, video games, hunting, and all things nerdy. Dustin runs on sweet tea. Dustin has been on staff at Immanuel since January of 2017. 


    Dustin graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas. Dustin is a student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing his Master of Divinity with a concentration in Biblical Counseling. Dustin is an avid reader and passionate about reaching the next generation. 


  • Fran Reep

    Church Secretary

    Fran has served Immanuel Baptist Church as Secretary for almost 20 years!  She started in April of 1998 and has been a servant to Immanuel and its staff ever since.

    Fran is married to Jimmy and they have 2 sons, 8 grandchildren, and 1 great-grand.  Fran loves painting and spending time with her beautiful grandchildren.