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First Baptist Church of Gholson
  • 228 Wildcat Circle
    Waco, Texas 76705
  • Phone (254) 829-2321
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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. 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 ten years and they have two son's Joshua born December 2009 and Josiah born March 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.”

Bro. James serves on the Pastor Church Relations Committee for the Southern Baptist of Texas Conventions ( and as a School Board Trustee for Gholson ISD (  He also works at Lake Shore Funeral Home (

Favorite verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

Ideal Vacation: Cruise to Alaska

Favorite Hymn: How Great Thou Art, Victory in Jesus

The Team I Root For The Most: New York Yankees, New York Giants, Dallas Mavericks & Texas Rangers

Hobbies: reading, running, and spending time with family


Other Ministry Opportunities:

-Served as Camp Pastor for Girls in Action Camp 2014
-Served as Moderator for the Southern Baptist of Central Texas Association (
-Served as Secretary for the Southern Baptsit of Central Texas Association


You can contact Bro. James at:

254-829-2321 Office
254-709-7273 Cell