Bryan Bailey serves as the director of media and production at First Baptist Church of Dallas. Not only is Bryan skilled in the technical arts, but he is also a great builder of people.
WFM Staff · August 1, 2014
First Baptist Church Dallas has moved its operations from a 127-year-old patchwork video system to a brand new $135 million state-of-the-art facility. At the heart of this improvement has been Bryan Bailey, director of media and production.
Bryan Bailey is not only technically adept, but he is also a great builder of people. When Bailey arrived at First Baptist Dallas in 2011, there was a media volunteer team of 25–30 people. Today, Bailey’s volunteer pool has grown to 80 members, with 30¬–34 of those being needed to fill positions each Sunday morning.
As part of the ambitious ramp-up to the new facility, Bailey developed a robust training program for the volunteer team. The goals of this training program are to ensure strong recruitment, focused training, solid retention and continued growth. With a theme of “Pursue Excellence,” each volunteer must complete an eight-week training course in order to become “certified” in any position on the crew. Bailey relies on his leadership crew of head volunteers to oversee and implement many parts of this program.
The program results in volunteers who are not only able to perform at professional levels, but are also connected to the larger family of volunteers. Bailey feels strongly that when we are given great gifts and resources, it is our responsibility to use them to invest in others. That is why he and his team have reached out to local universities to create an internship program for students needing college credit as part of their degree. First Baptist Dallas is able to pour into these students using technology and professional experience so that they might have a strong head start on their future careers.
Prior to serving at First Baptist Dallas, Bailey was on staff at Ouachita Baptist University, Prestonwood Baptist Church and CrossChurch Pinnacle Hills.