Matt Snowden became our pastor in August of 2010. Matt is married to Meredith and they have two children, Molly Katherine and Wes. The Snowden family is happy to share their life with a bird dog named Sam and a cute little mutt named Lilly Belle. Matt was born in Meridian, Mississippi and educated at William Carey University, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University.
Associate Pastor of Discipleship
Joshua was born and raised in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and graduated from Union University and Samford University. He previously served churches in Tennessee and Alabama and came to FBC’s staff in 2017 after working at Baylor. Joshua is married to Rebecca, and together they have one daughter, Mary Brandon. They share their backyard with Cooper, a brindle retriever-hound mix.
Associate Pastor of Spanish Ministry
From Quito, Ecuador, Israel received his BA in Theological Studies at Baptist University of the Americas, San Antonio, TX in 2010, MDiv at George W. Truett Theological Seminary in 2019, and DMin at George W. Truett Theological Seminary in 2022. Israel leads the ministry for the Hispanic communication as the director of La Puerta Waco. Israel joined the FBC staff in January 2016.
Associate Pastor of Music and Worship
Andy was born in Joplin, Missouri and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina where his parents served as music missionaries with the International Mission Board. He graduated from Baylor University in 2005 with a B. M. in Church Music / Piano and then B. H. Carroll Theological Institute in 2012 with a Master of Arts in Worship. He and his wife, Heather have three sons and a daughter, Jacob, Braeden, Jamie and Helen.
Associate Pastor for Senior Adults
William grew up in a pastor’s home and his parents were also educators. He earned degrees in music from Mississippi College in Clinton, MS, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He began serving churches in 1969 and has ministered to congregations in Mississippi, Texas, and Arkansas. William and his wife, Marianne, have two adult daughters and a son-in-law. The Loves enjoy listening to a wide spectrum of musical styles, birding, gardening, watching movies, and singing.
Associate Pastor to Children & Activities
Katelyn grew up in Manchester, Tennessee, and is a graduate from Carson-Newman University. Upon graduation, Katelyn moved to Waco to attend Baylor’s Truett Theological Seminary. She is currently in her last semester. She enjoys reading a good book and exploring outdoors.
Dan & Caroline Shaffer
Associate Pastors for Youth
Daniel and Caroline are both graduates of Hardin-Simmons University. The couple married and moved to Waco in May 2021. Both Caroline and Daniel are currently pursuing an MDiv at Baylor’s Truett Theological Seminary.
Director of Business Administration
Director of Communications
Director of Ministry Technologies
Director of Food Services
Director of Preschool Ministries
Assistant Director of Preschool Ministries