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Staff

Our church is currently prayerfully seeking our next full time pastor. Richard has agreed to fill in part time as we go about the process of seeking God's will for our next full time minister. He will be speaking for us on Sundays and will be availible via phone during the week. 

Pastor

Scott Talbert

Scott came in view of a call on June 19th, 2016.  He is very outgoing and has a heart for this community. He is grounded in scripture and every one of his messages presents the gospel in an undeniable way. We are so blessed to have him as our shepherd and look forward to what God will do in this community through him.


Minister of Music

Gary & Sarah Thedford

Gary and Sarah began serving as Music and Youth Ministers at First Baptist Church, Lolita in 1972. Before coming to Lolita they served at Baptist Temple in Edna, Parkway Baptist in Corpus Christi, and First Baptist in Seadrift.

Gary and Sarah have both worked in the education field for many years and greatly enjoy working iwth and teaching children. Gary has been in education for 36 years and has served as elementary principal at Industrial for 22 years. Sarah has worked for Industrial for 18 years and is currently serving as the High School registrar.

Gary graduated from the University of Corpus Christi in 1971, majoring in Education with a minor in Music. He then received his Master's degree from UHV. He was ordained as a deacon in February 1974 and ordained to the Gospel Ministry in October 2000.

He married Sarah in January 1971. They raised two children, Krysty and Kayla. Krysty, Chuck, Adrienne, and Braylon live in Springtown, TX. Krysty works as a speech-language pathologist and Chuck is an engineer in the aerospace industry. Kayla, Nathan, and Lexie live in Edna. Kayla is working on her Master's degree in psychology from UHV and Natan is the network manager/technology specialist for Industrial ISD.

Gary and Sarah enjoy spending time with their three grandchildren, fishing and being outdoors.


Secretary

Virginia McBride

Virgina is the voice on the other end of the phone when you call the church Monday through Friday between 8A.M. and Noon.

She graduated from Calhoun High School, moved to Lolita and joined the First Baptist Family in 1963. Besides serving as our church secretary, Virginia enjoys working out at the YMCA.


Youth Ministry Leader

Jeremy Prichard

Youth Ministry Leader: Adopted 4-14-13

Qualifications: Christian male or female, preferably having completed at least two years of college, believes God is calling them to the youth ministry, and has youth ministry experience.

Primary Responsibility: The individual(s) serving in this position will be under the leadership/supervision of the pastor and  serve in leading and coordinating youth ministry activities through out the year.

Youth Ministry Leader Responsibilities:

  • Be a spiritually mature example to the youth of our community through day-to-day interaction and ministry.
  • Actively participate in multiple summer activities, including summer camp(s) and VBS, as planned by the Youth Ministry Leader and Youth Ministry Committee.
  • Actively support and participate, when possible, in the programs/ministries organized by the church.
  • Lead and/or participate in youth oriented Bible studies on Sundays, Wednesdays, and any other times deemed appropriate as coordinated with the Youth Ministry Leader.
  • Strive to be actively involved in the daily lives of the youth within our community.

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