Todd Jones, Lead Pastor
Pastor Todd is the relative newcomer to FBC Fairfield, arriving in the fall of 2016. Before this he pastored a multi-ethnic church near Washington, D.C. for over a decade. Following the will of God, he packed up the family, his lovely wife Aimee and children Sophia and Elias, and moved across the country.
Todd has earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maryland, his Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, CA and his Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC where he later served on the Board of Trustees. Deeply honored that the Lord called him to preach the good news, Todd endeavors to treat the Word with the utmost respect, for in the Bible are the words of life and the whole counsel of God. Jesus saves!
Pastor Todd loves to read and sometimes loves to write, maintaining a blog and working on books. When time allows he loves to hike California’s beautiful hills or ski at Tahoe. After being a lifelong ‘Skins fan, he is trying on the Raiders for size. Time will tell.
Jeff Hood, Worship Pastor
Jeff is a native Northern Californian, growing up in Sacramento, and has been married to his beautiful wife, Teresa since 1986. They have two adult children: son, Brandon and his wife Alex, and daughter Taylor. However, the boss is grandson number one, Isaac.
Jeff earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from California State University, Sacramento and a Master of Church Music degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been on staff at First Baptist as the Worship Pastor since 1993, and he sees his role as one in which he uses The Arts as a tool to help others connect with God in worship.
Jeff loves sports, both watching and participating. He is a big fan of the San Jose Sharks and the Oakland Raiders (yes, he has both pride and poise). He also loves to play games, read, and spend time with his family. His musical tastes are rather eclectic. It wouldn’t be unusual to find him listening to Beethoven’s 7th Symphony or Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” followed up with Bruce Springsteen or Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, veer off to Brad Paisley or The Zac Brown Band, then finish up with Led Zeppelin or The Who.
Oh, and it goes without saying that he loves worship music, particularly Paul Baloche, Worship Central, Hillsong United, Lincoln Brewster, Crowder, and All Sons and Daughters. Jeff’s favorite movie is The Godfather, so he never takes sides with anyone against the family. Ever.
Teresa Hood, Children's Minister
After attending a Children’s Ministry Conference in 1998, Teresa knew that God was calling her into full-time church ministry. However, it wasn’t until 2006 that she joined her Worship Pastor husband, Jeff Hood, on staff at First Baptist Church as the Children’s Minister. She and Jeff have been at First Baptist since 1993.
They have been married since 1986 and have two adult children (one married) and the greatest grandson in the world! Teresa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Grand Canyon University, and has earned a Master degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Touro University. Her previous work experience was in Private/Corporate Christian Education, Human Resources and Business.
Teresa enjoys education, reading, hiking, exercise, spending time with her family and hunting for good deals while shopping! She loves her beagle, Belle, as well as watching HGTV and coming up with projects for her husband to do. She figures that if she has to tolerate his sense of humor, the least he can do is some work around the house.