First Baptist Church Saginaw
Matt McCarroll - Minister of Students
Matt joined the staff of FBC in November of 2016 after serving as HOPE Services Supervisor for Texas Baptist Children's Home in Round Rock, Tx over the last year. He felt a call to ministry as a teenager which led to him attending Baylor University where he received his degree in Youth Development. Matt served as a part-time associate in the HOPE Services program serving at-risk children and youth before moving into the lead role in the program. Matt loves sports and being outdoors as well as spending time with his family.
Lisa Blackwell - Financial Secretary
Jana Cummings - Minister of Preschool
Jana Cummings graduated from Howard Payne University with a degree in Sociology. She continued on to earn a Master's of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Baptist University. Jana has served 12 years in full-time ministry at various local fellowships and loves working with families. She currently oversees the Sunday School, discipleship and outreach ministries for preschool families. Jana is also our WeeSchool Director and works with the teachers and families involved in that ministry. She enjoys traveling, golf, and playing with children.
Vision Statement: My prayer is to connect families with each other and connect them with the church. I want to partner with parents as they build the spiritual foundation for their children and I want to provide support and resources as we watch their child grow in the image of God.
David Hunter - Associate Pastor
David Hunter graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Education. He earned a Master of Education from Southwest Texas State University in Educational Administration. He earned a Master of Divinity with biblical languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. David taught science for ten years before being called to full-time Christian ministry. He taught an additional year while attending seminary. David served as Business Administrator at Park Hills Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, before accepting a position as an intern, then part-time, and eventually as full-time Minister of Education and Outreach at First Baptist Church of Saginaw. He currently oversees the Sunday School, discipleship and outreach ministries for adults. He also oversees the children ministries of the church. David is married to Melanie and they have 2 boys, Joshua and Caleb. He enjoys the time he spends with his family and loves to travel.
Vision Statement: My desire is to serve God by equipping others to be on mission with Him. Each ministry should have God as the central focus. Each ministry should be open to everyone so that they may fulfill their calling. God has blessed this ministry with people of many talents. They serve God in many different ways. And we are a stronger ministry because of the gifts of the membership of this church. My hope is that everyone can find a place to serve so that they may grow closer to God.
Charlie Barganier - Minister of Music
Charlie joined the staff of FBC in August of 2009. He felt a call to music ministry as a youth at FBC Hewitt which led him to attend the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton. There he met his wife, Vanessa, and received his degree in Church Music. He has also attended Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth working toward a degree in Christian Education. Charlie served as minister of music part-time at Bluebonnet Hills Baptist Church in Horseshoe Bay, TX. His full-time ministry began in 1998 at Heights Baptist Church in Temple. In 2004 he accepted a call to serve as Associate Pastor of Worship at Arcadia FBC in Santa Fe, TX. Charlie and Vanessa have two sons and a daughter - Noah, who was born in 2006, Micah, born in 2009, and Hannah, born in 2014. He loves sports and being outdoors as well as spending time with his family.
Vision Statement: I love people and I love to see people succeed in worship. It is so exciting to see our music ministry involve folks from pre-school age all the way to our sr. adults. Music is a powerful tool and I believe God is honored when we use it responsibly.
Dr. Jerry Carlisle - Interim Pastor
Jerry Carlisle currently serves as the Vice President of the Texas Baptist Missions Foundation, which is a ministry of our Texas Baptist convention. He and his wife, Dedi, live in Murphy, TX, have been married for 38 years and are very proud of their three adult children and their spouses. They have five grandchildren and love them dearly.
Jerry served most recently as interim pastor of Allen Heights Baptist Church in Allen, TX. Before being led to serve the Lord through Texas Baptists five years ago, Jerry pastored First Baptist Church of Plano, TX, First Baptist Church of Temple, and Valley Ranch Baptist Church in Coppell. He holds degrees from Dallas Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, and Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.
Goals during the interim:
Provide pastoral leadership for the church;
Work with leaders to strengthen church health during the interim period; and
Prepare the church for the search process and the calling of a new pastor.