Associate Minister Job Description
The Associate Minister is responsible to the Senior Pastor for assistance in the areas of pastoral care, adult discipleship, leadership development, missions, and administration in helping the church accomplish our vision of “Helping people Know Christ, Grow in Community, and Go live out the Great Commission.”
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Mike has been in ministry since 1994. He graduated in 1996, from the University of Houston, with a Bachelor of Arts’ in Speech Communications and minored in Psychology. He then continued his studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where in 2002, he earned his Master of Divinity.
He and his wife, Heather, are the proud parents of three children: Courtney, Kyle, and Connor. Heather and Mike have served as Pastor of Student Ministries at Faith Community Church in Houston, Fannin Terrace Baptist Church in Midland, Southside Baptist Church in Palestine, First Baptist Church of The Woodlands in The Woodlands. He has also served as Senior Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Tyler. In his free time, you’ll find Mike coaching one of his kids’ sports teams, playing sports, watching sports, or hanging out with the family.
Mike grew up in a Christian home. His father was a charter member and deacon at Westbury Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. At the age of 10 he came to know Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized by Dr. Milton Cunningham. During his senior year in high school God began to reveal to him a taste for seeing people come to know Him. It was during a revival at Sugar Creek Baptist Church in Sugar Land, Texas that God called Mike to vocational ministry. The invitation was given and he watched as several people whom he had personally invested in gave their lives to Christ. It was then that Mike felt the conviction of the Holy Spirit telling him there was no greater calling in life than to see people come to know Him. It is out of this passionate conviction, that only Christ can change lives, Mike lives out the calling God has placed upon his life.
Katy joined the team at First in May of 2017. As Kids’ Minister, Katy oversees all the programming, curriculum development, volunteer recruitment, and event coordination for Children ages birth through 5th grade.
Katy believes Kids’ Ministry is as much about the family as it is about the child. Her passion is engaging parents in their child’s spiritual walk and giving them resources to come alongside them as they develop in faith.
Katy is married to Luke and together they have one son, Charlie, whom they welcomed in June 2018. She describes herself as a recovering perfectionist, a crime documentary binge-watcher, a lover of ALL thing vintage and pretty, a coke zero addict, and an unapologetic foodie. When she isn’t doing ministry, Katy can usually be found in search of her next craft project or trying out a new recipe in the kitchen!
Don joined the FBC Granbury team in August of 2015. With a degree in music and biblical studies from Arlington Baptist University, Don has served in north Texas churches for over 35 years as a ministry associate, and in recent years as a hospice chaplain.
Today, Don oversees the worship arts ministry at FBC Granbury. He leads & coordinates the 9:30 am traditional worship service and collaborates with son, Spence and his wife, Emily. Leadership is also provided for FBC Granbury’s 10:45 am contemporary worship service.
Don and his wife, Denise, live in Cleburne, Texas; they enjoy living near their 5 children with a growing family of 10 plus grandchildren. Don also enjoys playing piano, arranging songs and recording from his home office, golf, hiking, travel, and watching movies with Denise.
Spence and his wife Emily have served at First Baptist Granbury since May of 2016. They lead and manage the contemporary worship ministry at FBCG and all that pertains to the contemporary services on Sunday mornings including media, lighting, and sound as part time contemporary worship pastors.
Spence grew up learning music ministry from his father, Don, and has served the church in the area of worship since his early teen years. He and Emily have both been involved as instrumentalists, vocalists, and leaders in the worship ministries of several churches over the years. Emily also has history as church office manger as well as youth ministry assistant. They enjoy serving together as a team and desire to be conduits for the Holy Spirit to move in the lives of His people.
Spence also works full time in the JPS Emergency Room. He believes his life calling is to help people physically, mentally, and spiritually and feels blessed to serve God in the secular world as well as the church. Emily assists as music ministry assistant, working to facilitate the needs of the contemporary worship ministry as well as the traditional worship ministry at FBCG. Aside from this she manages the home and cares for their three young children.
Spence enjoys the outdoors including hiking, biking, fishing, etc. while Emily loves to stretch her creativity planning parties and events for family and friends as well as crafting. They both love music and movies in addition to spending time with family and friends.
A life lived to the fullest takes time to put into writing. Bio coming soon.
Lora Jan Roberts Joined the office team in 2001 (back in the “MySpace” social media days) as an Admin Assistant. Through the years, she has assisted almost every pastor, plus publications, membership and all those little jobs that pop up. Currently her main responsibilities are Guest, Outreach, Membership, Attendance and still all those little jobs that pop up.
You can find her on Facebook these days @ Lora Parker Roberts. Here is where you see all her post about her two daughters. They both prefer “snapchat”, because FB is for parents.
Tomas Villa joined the FBC team in 2001. He has served as maintenance lead since 2008. He currently leads a crew of 2 including Mike Coronado and Drew Tracy.
Tomas loves football and football and football. He loves to draw, play video games, and science fiction. Tomas has 8 siblings spread throughout Texas with two brothers living in Granbury. He is unable to resist a good burger and can often be found enjoying one at Whataburger.
Hillary joined the First Baptist Granbury team in 2017. She currently serves as ministry assistant to the pastoral staff and youth department as well as managing publications and communications. She is thrilled to be part of the office team.
When not working she can be found with her husband, Craig Raupe, and three children, Carl, Claire and Charlotte. She loves to garden, although most plants die early of thirst. Hillary is happiest when with friends. She has never met a stranger and loves meeting new people. Find her on Facebook at facebook.com/hillary.raupe or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.