Our Leadership Team

  • Mark Carpenter

    Senior Pastor

    Mark has served at FBC since 2015. He is a Ph.D. graduate of Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary and has over 36 years of ministry experience. He has been married to Amy for 29 years and has two children - Hannah and James.


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  • Tom Hawk

    Executive Pastor

    Tom has served at FBC since 2005. He is a graduate of Midwestern State University and has over 44 years of ministry experience. He has been married to Gail for 45 years and has five children - Daniel, Jo, Scott, Jeni, and Ray.


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  • TJ Brawley

    Student Pastor

    TJ has served at FBC since 2018. He is a graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has over 13 years of ministry experience, He has been married to Samantha for 17 years and has three children - Austin, Grace, and Ezra.


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  • Ray Hawk

    Creative Arts and Communications director

    Ray has served at FBC since 2020. He holds several certifications and has over 11 years of ministry experience. He has been married to Maggie for 7 years and has one daughter - Elliot.



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  • Christy king

    Financial Administrative Assistant

    Christy has served at FBC since 2005. She is a graduate of Lamar Institute of Technology and has over 12 years of accounting experience. She has been married to Tommy for 19 years and has two children - Kaitlyn and Emily.


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  • Lindsay Ray

    Administrative Assistant

    Lindsay has served at FBC since 2013. She is a graduate of Downington High School and has over 16 years of secretarial experience. She has been married to Josh for 16 years and has two children - Kinsley and Ayden.


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  • Dana Hancock

    Academy Director

    Dana has served at FBC since 1999. She is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and has over 28 years of education experience. She has been married to Mike for 32 years and has two children - Michaela and Dani.


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  • Jennifer Root

    Assistant Academy Director

    Jennifer has served at FBC since 2003. She is a graduate of Silsbee High School and has over 19 years of education experience. She has been married to Mike for 25 years and has two children - Bailey and Ally.


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  • Linda Hayes

    Facilities

    Linda has served at FBC since 2008. She has over 29 years of facility care experience. She has been married to Alvin for 52 years and has two children - James and Jennifer.