Pastor: position open
Please pray for our church as we seek God's guidance in this decision.
Minister of Worship and Discipleship
Stan is originally from Foley, Alabama. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry from Leavell College, and his Master of Theological Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The most recent addition to our staff, Stan and his wife Donna moved to Linden and joined us in October, 2016. They have two grown sons: Sean and Ryan. As a worship leader, Stan’s goal is to create opportunities for worship and to encourage believers to join in worship. As a discipleship leader, Stan strives to help believers deepen their relationship with God, grow in the truth of God’s Word, and follow Christ through ministry and evangelism. Stan’s favorite sport to watch is college football (Roll Tide!), and his favorite sport to play is volleyball. He also likes building things (like houses and boats), scuba diving, reading, songwriting, motorcycle riding, canoeing and kayaking, and just plane ole hanging out. He doesn’t like wearing socks all the time (or real shoes for that matter). And if you watch carefully on a Sunday morning, you might catch him wearing two different socks.
Minister of Youth
Justin was born in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, and raised in Daingerfield, Texas. As a high school freshman, Justin’s spiritual journey began at a 5th Quarter Pizza Party at FBC Daingerfield where he first realized his need for Christ. After graduating from high school, God led Justin to East Texas Baptist University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion with an emphasis in Youth Ministry. While attending ETBU, Justin met his wife Grace who is now an elementary school teacher. Justin was called to FBC Linden in March 2011. His ministry philosophy is that “people don't care what you know unless they know that you care” and his belief that God made us for community in Him and through Him leads to his pursuit of very personal relationships with his students and parents. As for hobbies, Justin likes to read, watch movies and TV shows, and play various strategy games. (He’s also fairly attached to his PS4). In case you couldn’t tell from his picture, he and Grace are huge Dallas Cowboys fans. And just to confuse the rest of us here in the South, he’s a Dallas Stars & Pittsburg Penguins hockey fan.