Douglas Shows, Pastor
Pastor Douglas Shows received Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 17 and surrendered to God’s call into ministry in 2009. Graduating from Lamar University in 2013, Pastor Shows graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2016 with a Masters of Divinity. In 2017, Pastor Shows began his doctorate studies at Luther Rice University & Seminary. Pastor Shows' area of passion is preaching and sharing God’s Word. He strives to lead God’s people to find their personal gifts and passion to use for God. Prior to pursuing his formal education, Pastor Shows served as the pastor of Campground Baptist Church in Woodville, Texas. Pastor Shows and wife Amy began serving at First Baptist Bridge City in January 2016.
Aaron Little, Minister to Students
Aaron was born in 1980 in the small town of Mount Pleasant, Texas and was raised in the smaller town of Mount Vernon, about 15 miles west of Mount Pleasant. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 12 and soon became involved in Sun Beams and Galileans church programs. Growing up, Aaron developed a major interest in sports and played most every sport offered in school. Football however was "king" as he earned the privilege of playing football on the next level up from high school at a moderately sized Division II college, Texas A&M Commerce. A few years into "living the dream" as a college football player, Aaron was involved in a car accident that left him unable to play football , or much any other sport, competitively --devastating him to the point of depression. Football was all he knew and at the time was all he thought about. After a few VERY TOUGH years, a high school friend introduced Aaron to the young lady God had prepared for him. Crystal was, and is, everything he had ever dreamed about in a helpmate; and after a year of dating, Aaron asked Crystal's father for his daughter's hand in marriage. On August 13, 2005, Aaron and Crystal married and they have been blessed with two very beautiful children: Jonah (born 2009) and Callie (born 2012). Aaron accepted Gods calling into His ministry in 2007 and slowly began the long process of becoming licensed and ordained into God's ministry which occurred at MacArthur Heights Baptist church in Orange, Crystal's home church. Five years after Gods calling, Aaron accepted God's new assignment to First Baptist Church Bridge City in the capacity of Student Minister. Beginning January 2014, God's path has taken Aaron and his family through Seminary as Aaron seeks his Masters in Religion at Liberty Baptist Seminary (Lynchburg, Virginia). With God’s grace and a solid supportive family and church,this stressful process will be seen through to the end. Aaron is also certified as a Faith Based Clinical Counselor through the International Institute of Faith Based Counseling (IIFBC). "Words cannot express how excited my family and I are to be a part of such a great church family. Our desire is to serve God with all our being, and to let the whole world know that He is God and we are His servants."
Debbie Anderson, Music Director
Debbie is married to Roland and has two adult children, Ashley and Daniel, and five grandchildren.
Chris Bailey, Children's Ministry Director
Thank you so much for making my family and I so welcome here! As you know, my name is Christine Bailey, but you can call me Chris. My husband Branden and I have been married for almost 15 years, and we have two wonderfully crazy children, Tyler who is 13, and Tessa who is 7. We have lived in the Orangefield area for almost 11 years. I was called into ministry work over 15 years ago, 10 of which has been working with children, and currently sing with a Southern Gospel group called Footprints, out of Baytown. We are so excited to be a part of the First Baptist family, and are looking forward to serving alongside you in the community. We have many fun and exciting things planned for the children, that will help them grow spiritually and hopefully will encourage them to be a light in their own homes, neighborhoods, schools, communities, and maybe one day, around the world.
--That the next generation may know!
Pat Rickenbrode, Financial Secretary
Pat came to work for First Baptist in September of 1987. She has filled numerous positions at FBC during this time. She feels she has been called to serve at FBC and enjoys assisting the church in reaching its calling and mission of spreading the gospel in our community. Pat was married to her late husband, Randy, for nearly 45 years. She has two sons, Timothy and Phillip, three wonderful grandsons, and one beautiful granddaughter.
Jackie Hall, Secretary/Receptionist
Jackie has been the receptionist for over ten years here at First Baptist, Bridge City. She is a proud mother of two girls. The eldest, Carolyn, is the Vice Principal of a school in St. Michael, Alaska, and her youngest daughter, Kimberly, recently graduated from nursing school. Jackie says "that it is a blessing to serve the Lord in the position that she is in and to interact with our church membership on a daily basis."