CHAIRMAN - MIKE MARCELLUS
FIRST CHURCH, AUSTIN
mikemarcellus@hotmail.com
512.705.8866

Pastor and founder of First (Independent Baptist) Church of Austin, Texas Mike Marcellus started the church in Dec. of 1985. Currently serving as the Chairman of the Texas BBF and National Director to the BBFI and has served on the Texas State Board of directors for over 22 years. Also serving as Vice Chairman of the TBBF, Chairman of the South Texas BBF three times, VP of BBC Alumni association and BBFI Field Rep for the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Pastor Mike has served as Chaplain of the Texas Senate and on the Governor's Spiritual Advisory Board. 

Pastor Marcellus received honorary  status with the Texas Rangers as well as  special awards from the Texas House and Senate, City of Austin and Travis County for leading the Austin Long Term Disaster Recovery Team for the City, County and State during the 2015 flooding.

            Mike is a 1975 graduate of BBC in Springfield has served as a Children's Minister, Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor and other areas on church staff's. Under his ministry more that 350 young people have gone to Bible College with at least l04 that have gone on to serve in full time ministry. He has been happily married to Jena Marcellus 36 years, has two daughters and son-n-laws, with 8 grandchildren. 


VICE CHAIRMAN - TERRY KIZER
ALLIANCE BAPTIST, FT. WORTH

Terry and Cheryl married in November 1981 and have four children, Logan & his wife Taylor, Jacob, and Lani.  Terry graduated from Arlington Baptist College in 1992 and is currently working on his Masters degree at Southwestern Seminary.  He and Cheryl started Alliance on October 6, 1996 in north Fort Worth where they serve today.  Terry loves to read, share God's word, train his hunting dog Deken, and spend time with his family and friends.  Outside of his local church ministry, he spends much of his time helping church planters and leadership development.  

 


TREASURER - CARL HUGHES
CYPRESS CREEK, HOUSTON

SECRETARY - DAN WILLIFORD
CROSSWAY BAPTIST, FT. WORTH

2017 Marks the 26th year of ministry for Pastor Dan & Debra that began in 1991 as a Youth Director, Assistant Principal and Associate Pastor in Debra's home church in Mesquite, Texas.  From there Dan and Debra served in Garland, under the leadership of Pastor David Blaser for 6 years, in various capacities that ranged from driving a Sunday School bus to teaching in the Christian School, serving as Day Care Administrator, Worship leader and Associate Pastor.  In 2000 they served for one year with Pastor Dan's dad in Missouri and in 2001 Pastor Dan became Pastor of Mineral Heights Baptist Church in Greenville, Texas.  In August of 2008 Pastor Dan and Debra moved to Fort Worth to become Pastor of the Southwood Baptist Church, which has since relocated to far South Ft. Worth close to the New Chisholm Trail Tollway, and has incorporated a name change from Southwood Baptist Church to Crossway Baptist. 



NORTH TX - DAN WILLIFORD
CROSSWAY BAPTIST, FT. WORTH
SOUTH TX - DAVID WALTHER

CENTRAL TX - PHILLIP SCOTT

At the age of 6 Philip trusted Jesus Christ as his savior in Snyder Texas through the ministry of Faith Baptist Church. He was called in to the full time ministry during his teenage years at a camp in Lueders TX. Philip has been in the ministry for the past 16 years where he has served local churches as both full time and bi-vocational staff.  He has served as youth pastor, college pastor, and associate pastor.  Before coming to Grace Baptist Church Early, TX he was the associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church Odessa, TX under the ministry of James Bishop.  Philip has served as the pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Early since May of 2013.  He and his wife Michelle have been married for 16 years and they have a daughter, Maylee.  Philip enjoys watching high school football, playing golf and fishing.





PHIL WEBBER
Fellowship Baptist Church
Nederland, TX

Phil was saved as a teenager at youth camp. He graduated from Baptist Bible College in 1986. His ministry has spanned over thirty years in Wichita, Ks; San Angelo, TX; Boston, MA where he taught Pastoral Studies at Boston Baptist College; and he returned to Texas in 2014 where he serves as the lead pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church in Nederland. He has previously served on the Texas BBF Board of Directors for a number of years under chairmen R. D. Wade and Rick Carter. Phil has been married to Wendi for 28 years. They have 3 kids who are all actively involved in their churches, with their middle son, Wes, serving as Youth Pastor at Freeway Baptist Church in Houston. They enjoy their twin 2 year old grand baby girls and a grand baby boy due in August of 2017.


MATT LOWRY

At the age of 7, Matt gave his heart and life to Jesus Christ at Baker Lake in Sherman, TX through the ministry of a children's outreach. At 16, God called him into full-time ministry at Lake Texoma Baptist Youth Camp. He immediately began leading worship and teaching at his home church in Bonham, TX. Matt is currently Co-Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Snyder, TX where he has served in various ministry roles for a total of 11 years. Matt has also pastored in Oklahoma and North Texas. Being an avid outdoorsman, he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping with his family and the occasional game of golf. He has been married to Carrie for 19 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters, Emily and Zalee. 


JOHN THEISEN

John has served as Lead Pastor at Midway Church in Aubrey-Pilot Point, Texas since the fall of 1998. He is a 1984 graduate of Baptist Bible College (Springfield, MO. 1984). John and Kim (BBC '82) have three grown married children and are blessed with 9 grandchildren.


CHARLES BELL
Spanish Rep

We have been involved in the ministry since graduating from Baptist Bible College in 1987 as missions majors. We completed our internship at two different churches called Hallmark Baptist. One is located in Austin, Texas and the other in Fort Worth, Texas. After Charlie completed a master's degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and we both fulfilled our internship requirements, we headed off to Argentina with our two daughters Mary and Diana as missionaries.

Serving under veteran missionaries Richard and Lynda Todd, we studied the Spanish language and learned about ministry in a foreign country. We later moved to the city of Rosario, Argentina where we pastored la iglesia Templo Bautista. We also  trained national leaders alongside veteran missionaries Jim and Marie Strickland for about six years. God then brought us back home to the States in 2000.

Charlie started into a doctorate program at Southwestern and served on staff at Hallmark Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Mike Haley.  God changed our direction once again and led Charlie to teach at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.He taught missions and theology for almost five years and then began pastoring West Division Street Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri. He also served a two year term as the Missouri State Chairman for the Baptist Bible Fellowship.

We served alongside each other for almost seven years at West Division until we again felt the tugging of God to return to mission work. All along I finished a master's degree in education and have been teaching high school Spanish for the last eleven years.

Our new direction is quite radical but not unrealistic. Our desire is to bring the love and message of Jesus to the burgeoning Hispanic communities in the southwestern United States.  God has been preparing us all along the way for this ministry opportunity. We will be starting with Texas and branching out as God leads.

Vida HIspana:

Our mission is to win souls, start local churches, encourage fellowship among churches, disciple converts and new believers and train men, women and teens to become Christian leaders.

Ask people who wish to know more to visit our web page at vidahispana.org


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