Ministry Staff

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Matt Snowden



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.


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Adam Stanley

Youth Minister


Adam grew up in Houston, TX and attended Mary Hardin-Baylor. He joins us after serving as the Youth Minister at FBC Crawford. 


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Robin Priddy

Minister of Children & Activities


Robin grew up in Raleigh, NC and received her B.A. in Communication Studies from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC.  She moved to Waco in August 2011 to attend George W. Truett Theological Seminary.  Robin joined the FBC staff in May 2012.


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Ryan Russell

Minister to College and Missions


 Ryan is a Baylor University and Truett Seminary graduate. He and his wife Raechel lived in West Virginia for a few years where Ryan was a college pastor before moving back to Waco to serve at FBC. Ryan joined the staff in 2017. 


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Randall Perry

Associate Pastor to Senior Adults


Randall received his BA from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, both his MDiv and DMin from New Orleans Seminary. He has pastored 44 years.


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Israel Loachamin

Associate Pastor of Ministry in Spanish


From Quito, Ecuador, Israel received his BA in theological Studies at Baptist University of the Americas, San Antonio, TX in 2010. Israel is pursuing his MDiv at George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Israel joined the FBC staff in January 2016.


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David Bolin

Minister of Music


Before coming to First Baptist Waco, David was a music minister at churches in Hawaii and Texas. He co-authored two books, "The Voice of Our Congregation" and "The Worship Matrix" and has written the tunes for a hymn collection, "God in Time." In addition to his work at First Baptist, David is the Electronic Design Editor for Celebrating Grace, Inc.



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Joshua Hays

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 share their backyard with Cooper, a brindle retriever-hound mix. 

Support Staff

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Cecil Dunham

Business Administrator





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Karli Selz

Communications Team


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Nataly Mora

Communications Team


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Michelle Sweat

Financial Assistant




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Alice Collins

Food Services Director




Childcare Staff

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JoEllen Roach

Director of Preschool Ministries




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Rita Naida

Assistant Director of Preschool Ministries