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 received Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 11 and surrendered to God’s call into ministry in 2007. Aaron graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2007 with a Bachelor’s of Science and in 2017 with a Masters of Arts in Theology from Liberty University School of Divinity. Aaron has served in student ministry for over ten years, beginning at MacArthur Heights Baptist Church in Orange, TX (2007-2012) and has served here at FBC since 2012. Aaron and his wife Crystal has been married since 2005 and enjoy spending time with their two children, Jonah (2009) and Callie (2012).

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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.