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  • Phone: (979) 968-6084
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  • Mailing Address: 121 S. College St, La Grange, Tx 78945

 

 

Our Staff

 

  Jonathan L. Smith - Pastor

Jonathan Smith

Pastor
Jonathan L. Smith

 

Jonathan L. Smith (aka "Pastor J") became the pastor of First Baptist Church in 2007.  Jonathan obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christianity and Communications from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Pastor Jonathan is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Educational Ministry with an emphasis in church health and church growth from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served the church in many different roles, including education minister, youth minister, and worship minister:

"My life verse can be found in Ephesians 4:11-12 'God gave some..to be pastors and teachers to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.'  My role as pastor is to train and teach each member of the church to do the work of a minister.  The church is the most powerful instrument of God on the earth."

Jonathan and his wife Heather have been married 23 years and have three grown sons.

Jonathan can be reached by email at  .

  Justin Lopez - Discipleship Pastor

Associate Pastor
Justin Lopez

 

Justin Lopez became the Discipleship Pastor of First Baptist Church at the end of February 2016. Justin obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Baylor University and a Masters of Divinity Degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Justin and his wife Brynn have been married for 14 years and have two boys and a little girl, ages 11, 9, and 5.

 

Philippians 1:27a, “Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.”

 

Justin can be reached by email at 

 

Kim Newton - Interim Children's Minister
Kim Newton

Kim Newton is our Interim Children's Minister.
 

Kim can be reached at 

   Seth Gordon - Student Minister

Seth GordonStudent Minister
Seth Gordon

 

Seth Gordon Has been the Student Minister here at First Baptist Church since March of 2018. He and his wife, Kara, have been married for 8 years and have a son and a daughter ages 6 & 4. Seth has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Texas A&M and has been working with students since college. He has served as the Summer Camp Director, Program Director, and Volunteer Director at a local camp and retreat center. Seth has a passion for the outdoors and leading others in their walk with the Lord.

Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.

 

Seth can be reached at  .

 

Tammy Dusek - Church Ministry Assistant

Tammy DusekChurch Ministry Assistant
Tammy Dusek

Tammy Dusek has been the Church Ministry Assistant of First Baptist since September 2005.  She and her husband, Bobby, became members in 1991 and have been married for 26 years.  They have been blessed with three wonderful children, ages 24, 19, and 13.  Tammy is a Sunday School teacher for the Pre-K class and is president of Church Women United.  

Matthew 28:18-20: And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

 

Tammy can be reached by e-mail at  .

 

  Elizabeth Tucker - Director of Communications

Elizabeth Tucker

Director of Communications
Elizabeth Tucker

 

Elizabeth is our Director of Communications. She has been married to Sam for 23 years and they have three daughters.  Sam and Elizabeth Tucker are originally from San Antonio and moved to La Grange from Montana in the summer of 2012. Elizabeth has served in many different church roles and ministries. She also served on the Montana Southern Baptist Women's board and the Montana Southern Baptist Convention as the Web and IT Administrator.

 

John 16:33: "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

 

 

Elizabeth can be reached at  .