Ministry Team

Rev. James E. Stevens, Jr.

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Bro. James became our Pastor on October 5, 2008. He graduated from Criswell College in Dallas with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. Bro. James is currently working on his Master of Divinity Degree at Southwestern Baptist Theolical Seminary. He worked for Office Depot for twelve years while serving Bi-Vocationally as Youth Minister, and Associate Pastor.

Bro. James and his wife Tammy have been married for thirteen years and they have two sons Joshua (2009) and Josiah (2013).

Bro. James says, “My greatest priority as Pastor is to equip the saints for the work of ministry (Eph. 4:12). My conviction is that only as people know God through His Word will they become passionate about fulfilling the Great Commission.”

He serves as a School Board Trustee for Gholson ISD (  Bro. James also works at Lake Shore Funeral Home (


Other Ministry Opportunities:

-Served on the Pator Church Relations Committee for the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention 2014-2018
Served as Camp Pastor for Girls in Action Camp 2014
-Served as Moderator for the Southern Baptist of Central Texas Association ( 2012-2014
-Served as Secretary for the Southern Baptist of Central Texas Association ( 2010-2012 

Youth Minister

Logan Martin

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Bio coming soon!

Children's Ministry Director

Opened Position

First Baptist Church of Gholson seeks a Part Time Children’s Ministry Director. The Part Time Children’s Ministry Director is to provide leadership, development, and direction for the Children’s Ministry as it pertains to the vision, mission, and strategy of FBCG.  The Children’s Ministry Director oversees the children’s ministry reaching children ages birth to 5th grade with the sole purpose of leading and discipling all children to an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. 

This position should require a minimum of 5 hours per week (Sunday School, Sunday Morning, Sunday Night and Wednesday Night).

You can submit your resume to or call/text James Stevens with questions at 254-709-7273.

Nursery Coordinator

Dusty Young


Dusty has been working in our nursery for 16 years. She started working in the nursery when her son was two years old. In 2008 she became the Nursery Coordinator.

Song Leader

David Pafford


Bro. David is no stranger to the Music Ministry of the Church. He served for over twenty years as the Minister of Music at Bellmead Calvary Baptist Church.  Bro. David voluntarily serves our church as our Song Leader and our pianist Sunday Night.   


Patricia Rutherford


I grew up in Waco and graduated from Connally High School.  My husband, Tommy, and I have two children, Tommy and Carrie; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  We have had the privilege of living in many places but moved back home in 1999.  The Lord has given us many wonderful experiences, and we are grateful.


Gloria Szanto


Bio coming soon!

Our Deacons


 Active Deacons

Logan Boswell
Cody Crawford (Secretary)
Marvin Goldsmith
Willie McCaig 
John McCoy  (Vice Chairman)
Greg Olson 
Calvin Snyder
Royce Sparks
Steve Vaughn (Chairman)






Contact Us
First Baptist Church of Gholson
  • 228 Wildcat Circle
    Waco, Texas 76705
  • Phone (254) 829-2321
  • Email