First Baptist ChurchWichita Falls, TX

Our Staff

Staff

  • Bob McCartney - Senior Pastor
  • Jerry Royal - Executive Pastor
  • Lowell Addy - Pastor of Business Administration
  • Lewis Howard - Pastor of Education
  • Rod Payne - Pastor of Missions & Media
  • Ben Prater - Pastor of Contemporary Worship Ministries
  • Dean Savage - Pastor of Worship Ministries
  • Justin Bindel - Church Planter - Utah
  • Sam Midgett - Student Pastor
  • Sherrie Carter - Director of Children's Ministries
  • Howard Chapman - Pastor of Pastoral Care
  • Natalie Darland - Special Events Coordinator
  • Denise Roberts - Director of Preschool Ministries
  • Brady Sharp - Campus Pastor - Church at Sheppard
  • Andrew Reilly - Senior High Pastor
  • Casey Burt - Junior High Pastor
  • Gary Ohmstede - FBCWF West Pastor
Bob McCartney - Senior Pastor

Bob McCartney

Senior Pastor

Bob McCartney is our Senior Pastor. He has served as a pastor of churches in Texas and Louisiana for nineteen years before arriving at First Baptist Church in 2008. Bob and Mary Anne have been married for 22 years and have a daughter: Kali (4). Bob McCartney is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and has two graduate degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Jerry Royal - Executive Pastor

Jerry Royal

Executive Pastor

Jerry Royal is our Executive Pastor. Jerry has been on staff at First Baptist Church for the past 19 years. Jerry and Mary have been married for 16 years and have three children: Maddie (13), Mallory (11), and Kip (8). Jerry is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Lowell Addy - Pastor of Business Administration

Lowell Addy

Pastor of Business Administration

Lowell Addy is our Minister of Business Administration. Lowell has been on staff at First Baptist Church for the past 15 years. Lowell and Judy have been married for 32 years and have two grown children: Mason and Lucas. Lowell is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and has been certified as a Fellow in Church Business Administration.
Lewis Howard - Pastor of Education

Lewis Howard

Pastor of Education

Lewis Howard comes to our church from First Baptist Church, Naples, Florida. He served there from 2007 until coming to our church in the summer of 2012. He also served on the staff at First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida. Lewis brings a wealth of ministry experience to our church staff and a love for God and His people. He has been married to his wife, Brenda, for 36 years.
Rod Payne - Pastor of Missions & Media

Rod Payne

Pastor of Missions & Media

Rod Payne is our Pastor of Missions and Media. Rod has been on the staff at First Baptist Church for 27 years. Rod and Vicky have been married 38 years and have three children: Brandon, Sharon Dibiase, Beth (15), and 2 grandchildren. Rod is a graduate of East Central University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Ben Prater - Pastor of Contemporary Worship Ministries

Ben Prater

Pastor of Contemporary Worship Ministries

Ben Prater is our Pastor of Contemporary Worship Ministries. He leads worship in both our 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. services here at First. A talented musician, Ben not only sings but plays the guitar and piano. Ben was our first Worship Leader for our Church at Sheppard campus before moving to our downtown location in September 2012. He, and his wife, Lexie, are vital in reaching people for Christ.
Dean Savage - Pastor of Worship Ministries

Dean Savage

Pastor of Worship Ministries

Dean Savage is our Pastor of Worship Ministries. Dean has been on staff at First Baptist Church since 2007. Dean and Stasha have been married for 18 years and have two children: Nathan (14) and Lillian (10). Dean is a graduate of Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University with Doctoral studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Justin Bindel - Church Planter - Utah

Justin Bindel

Church Planter - Utah

Justin Bindel is our first church planter sent from FBC to Utah as part of our commitment to reach Salt Lake City. Justin and Amber have been married for 6 years. They have three children. Justin is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University and has a Masters degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Sam Midgett - Student Pastor

Sam Midgett

Student Pastor

Sam Midgett is our Student Pastor. Sam has been on staff at First Baptist Church since 2010. Sam and Hannah have been married for 5 years. Sam is a graduate of Baylor University and Dallas Theological Seminary.
Sherrie Carter - Director of Children's Ministries

Sherrie Carter

Director of Children's Ministries

Sherrie Carter is our Director of Children Ministries. Sherrie has been on staff at First Baptist Church since 1985. Sherrie and Hank have been married since 1979 and have two married children: James Ivey Carter and HannahLee Carter Duffey and two granddaughters. Sherrie is a graduate of Averett University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Howard Chapman - Pastor of Pastoral Care

Howard Chapman

Pastor of Pastoral Care

Chief Chapman is our Minister of Pastoral Care. Chief has been on staff at First Baptist Church for 43 years. Chief and Dorcas have been married 59 years and have two children: Ben Chapman and Lisa Douglas and three grandchildren. Chief is a graduate of Baylor University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Natalie Darland - Special Events Coordinator

Natalie Darland

Special Events Coordinator

Natalie Darland is our Education Associate and Special Events Coordinator. Natalie has been on staff at First Baptist Church for 12 years. Natalie and Brad have been married for 29 years and have a daughter: Collin Darland. Natalie is a graduate of Wayland Baptist University.
Denise Roberts - Director of Preschool Ministries

Denise Roberts

Director of Preschool Ministries

Denise Roberts is our Director of Preschool Ministries. Denise has been on staff since April 2010 and previously served within the church in a different capacity for 12 years. Denise and Johnny have been married for 22 years and have two children: Ryan (19) and Chase (17). Denise attended West Texas State University and Midwestern State University.
Brady Sharp - Campus Pastor - Church at Sheppard

Brady Sharp

Campus Pastor - Church at Sheppard

Brady Sharp is our Campus Pastor at the Church at Sheppard. He has been on staff since 2009. Brady and Melissa have been married for 6 years and have two sons. Brady is a graduate of Midwestern State University and is currently enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Andrew Reilly - Senior High Pastor

Andrew Reilly

Senior High Pastor

Andrew is our Senior High Pastor. Andrew and Amy have been married for 2 years and recently had their first child Evelyn. Andrew was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, graduated from LSU and is currently working on his M-DIV through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Casey Burt - Junior High Pastor

Casey Burt

Junior High Pastor

Casey is the Junior High Pastor at First Baptist Church. He has been on staff since 2009 when he started as an intern for the junior high ministry. He is a graduate of Midwestern State University and is currently attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for his masters.
Gary Ohmstede - FBCWF West Pastor

Gary Ohmstede

FBCWF West Pastor

Gary is our Campus Pastor for First Baptist Church West. Gary has been on our FBCWF staff, part time, since 2013. He has been married to his wife, Angie, for 9 years and they have 4 boys: Cross (7), Crue (6), and twin boys in heaven, Cannon and Coyt. Both Gary and Angie were born and raised in Wichita Falls with roots that run deep in our community. They have a passion for serving the Lord and ministering to others.