Church Staff

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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.

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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."

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Debbie Anderson, Music Director

Debbie Anderson began serving as Music Director at FBCBC in May 2017 after active service as an FBCBC Worship Team member and previous service in music ministry in the local area.  Debbie accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord in 1994 and has since served in a variety of roles including Sunday School, VBS, Youth Ministry support, and worship music. Debbie is married to Roland Anderson and has two children, Ashley and Daniel, and five grand children. Debbie says the Lord will always be her Source and her Guide in this ministry.

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Chris Bailey, Children's Ministry Director

Christine ("Chris") Bailey is married to Branden and they have two wonderfully crazy children, Tyler and Tessa. Chris was called into ministry work more than fifteen years ago, working with children for the majority of that time. In addition to serving at FBCBC, Chris also sings with a Southern Gospel group called "Footprints" from Baytown. Chris desires that the FBCBC Children's Ministry will help children grow spiritually and 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!

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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.

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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." 

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Velma Theriot, Custodian

Velma graduated from High Island High School. She was chosen Miss H.I. by her classmates her senior year. She also participated in sports, earning honors in basketball (All-District, All Region, All State her Sophomore, Junior and Senior year). She lettered four years in band and track where she placed 8th in State in discus. Velma was married to her late husband, Robert Theriot, for more than 40 years. Velma has a son, Charles Bumpass, who works for Valero and has three children. Velma has two daughters: Holly Colson who works for Acrotec Film and has two children; and her youngest daughter Lori Egan is a nurse at the Meadows and she has two children. She has been blessed with seven grandchildren in all. Velma began her journey on staff at FBCBC in 1990 as custodian but also worked for BCISD in Food Service where she retired in 2013 with 27 years service. In August 2014, Velma  started her 25th year on staff here at FBC. Velma also taught Mission Friends for several years. She considers this job a blessing and is honored to serve here at FBC. Velma is part of a good staff that works hard behind the scenes to keep things going. Velma has always felt the Lord’s presence in her life but accepted Christ when she was thirty at First Baptist Church, Jasper.  Her favorite verses are Philippians 2:3 and 4:13. Velma has seen a lot of changes while at First Baptist Church. She loves her job and loves helping where she is needed.
 

Britney Ernst, Nursery Coordinator

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John Woods, Minister to Senior Adults

John Woods was raised in Groves, TX and attended First Baptist Church-Groves where his mother taught Adult Ladies Sunday School. He gave his life to the Lord there at age twelve. After graduating from High School he served in the Navy and during this time met and married his lovely wife Scarlett. John and Scarlett, now with their daughter Denise, moved to Bridge City in 1976 and joined FBC shortly thereafter.
     John was ordained a deacon at this church and has served as deacon chairman and vice-chairman. He believes that to be successful you must have a loving and supportive wife, for which he is very thankful. Their daughter, Denise, graduated from Texas A&M where she met and married her husband Chris. Denise and Chris have given John and Scarlett three wonderful grandchildren who are all serving the Lord in their local church. John retired from DuPont with 34 years of service.
     When John was Sunday School Director, we were averaging close to 400 in Sunday School. It is his prayer that God will keep His hand on our church and we will again reach and surpass out past numbers. It is not that numbers are that important, but reaching the lost for the Lord is! John believes that all parts of our worship are important, but none more than regular Bible Study in Sunday School. This is where we learn the most of what our Lord has done for us and wants us to do for Him. He believes that God's love is best demonstrated by the love and forgiveness that we show to each other.
     In 2016, John surrendered to the ministry and licensed to preach by First Baptist Church.  John currently volunteers as Minister to Senior Adults.