What a joy it is to be the pastor of such a wonderful church. I am originally a product of west Texas. I grew up in Monahans, Texas. I was raised in a godly home and was taught to love the Lord from an early age. As a result of being raised in a godly home, I accepted Jesus as my Savior during my sophomore year of High School. This decision was the most important decision of my life.
I had always wanted to be a football coach, but God called me into the ministry. I am so glad I obeyed the Lord. There is nothing I would rather do than be a pastor.
I attended Hardin-Simmons University obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Bible with a Biblical Languages Minor. For seminary, I attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary obtaining a Masters of Divinity in Church Planting with a minor in Biblical Languages. For my doctoral work, I went back to SWBTS and obtained a Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership.
For my informal education, I have been a currier, a window washer, a stocker in a fastener warehouse, newspaper delivery guy, shoe salesman, Voluntary fire fighter, chaplain of the fire department, recovery diver for that fire department. I worked at the maintenance department – wood shop division at Hardin-Simmons, vending machines owner, installer of hospital equipment, husband, and dad.
Through all these various educational experiences, I have learned that God loves me. If God loves me, then I know God loves you. He loved us so much that He gave His one and only son, Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. Wow, that is true love. I am so grateful to God for that love.
I believe here at FBC, you can experience that love of God. We have a fantastic church that is not only loved by God, but loves God. If you do not have a church home, I hope that you would consider visiting us and worshipping with us.
Here at FBC Port Neches, we are dedicated to the worship of our Lord and Savior!
I hope to see you Sunday!
Administrative and Discipleship Pastor
Rob did not come from a traditional Christian home. As a middle schooler, he came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior because of the efforts of his next-door neighbor. Shortly after that he felt his call to ministry. Rob did not know what his role in ministry would look like but was willing to serve in whatever way possible so that others could be reached for Christ in the way in which he was.
He received his Bachelors of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University. Currently Rob is enrolled in Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary working toward his Masters in Theological Studies.
He and his wife, Carrie, have been married for over 15 years. They have three children and one Yellow Lab.
Rob has been working in Student Ministry for over 16 years. He has had the joy of working with hundreds of students through the local church and denominational work. His greatest joy in ministry is seeing students act in obedience by sharing Christ, actively participating in the local church and by using their gifts in ministry.
Favorite Book: Next Generation Leader
Favorite Band: David Crowder
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 63:3
Favorite Movie: Anything Batman related
Interim Minister of Music and Worship
Steve was born in Houston, Tx, raised in a Christian home and going to church has just been a part of his life for as long as he can remember. His father is a retired Baptist pastor who served in several churches in Texas for a span of 41 years. Steve gave his heart to Jesus at the age of 10 having no idea that the Lord would one day call him into ministry. That call came 7 years later during Steve's junior year in high school as he felt God leading him into music ministry.
Steve continued his education at Baylor University and then Southwestern Theological Seminary. Steve has served both as a part-time and full-time minister in churches all across Texas since 1979.
Steve believes that music is an absolutely indispensable part of the Christian experience. The corporate worship of God is essential to the spiritual development of each believer. Steve desires more than anything to lead people to encounter God in authentic, life-changing worship experiences that inspire us all to live out our faith in our daily routines.
Steve is married to his beautiful wife, Katherine and has 3 terrific boys, Scott, Eric and Reid. He loves sports, good books, good movies, and is somewhat of a documentary fan. He started cycling in 2007 and has completed several 100 mile rides on his bike.
Pastor's Ministry Assistant
Music/Publications/Outreach Ministry Assistant
Financial Ministry Assistant
Director of MDO/Weekday Education