Our Staff

  • 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 35 years of ministry experience. He has been married to Amy for 28 years and has two children - Hannah and James.


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  • Tom Hawk

    Associate Pastor

    Tom has served at FBC since 2005. He is a graduate of Midwestern State University and has over 37 years of ministry experience. He has been married to Gail for 44 years and has five children - Daniel, Jo, Scott, Jeni, and Ray.


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  • Ryan Hunger

    Music Pastor

    Ryan has served at FBC since 2020. He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Seminary and has over 2 years of ministry experience.




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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 12 years of ministry experience, He has been married to Samantha for 16 years and has three children - Austin, Grace, and Ezra.


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  • Christy king

    Financial Secretary

    Christy has served at FBC since 2005. She is a graduate of Lamar Institute of Technology and has over 11 years of accounting experience. She has been married to Tommy for 18 years and has two children - Kaitlyn and Emily.


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  • Lindsay Ray

    Secretary | Kids MInistry

    Lindsay has served at FBC since 2013. She is a graduate of Downington High School and has over 15 years of secretarial experience. She has been married to Josh for 15 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 27 years of education experience. She has been married to Mike for 31 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 18 years of education experience. She has been married to Mike for 24 years and has two children - Bailey and Ally.


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  • Ray Hawk

    Tech/Media director

    Ray has served at FBC since 2020. He holds several certifications and has over 10 years of ministry experience. He has been married to Maggie for 6 years and has one daughter - Elliot.



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  • James Parsley

    Preschool Ministry

    James has served at FBC since 2010. He is a Master's Graduate of Lamar University and has over 15 years of public school education experience as a Band Director and Administrator. He has been married to Elizabeth for 10 years and has two children - Sam and Evie.

  • Elizabeth Parsley

    Kids Ministry

    Elizabeth has served at FBC since 2012. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has over 14 years of education experience. She has been married to James for 10 years and has two children - Sam and Evie.

  • Linda Hayes

    Facilities

    Linda has served at FBC since 2008. She has over 28 years of custodial experience. She has been married to Alvin for 52 years and has two children - James and Jennifer.