Jonathan L. Smith - Pastor


    Jonathan L. Smith


    Jonathan L. Smith became the pastor of First Baptist Church in 2007.  Jonathan obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christianity and Communications from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has served the church in many different roles, including education minister, youth minister, and worship minister:

    "My life verse can be found in Ephesians 4:11-12 'God gave some..to be pastors and teachers to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.'  My role as pastor is to train and teach each member of the church to do the work of a minister.  The church is the most powerful instrument of God on the earth."

    Jonathan and his wife Heather have been married 21 years and have three sons, ages 20, 16, and 14.

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    Jonathan can be reached by email at jonathan@fbclagrange.net.

       Justin Lopez - Associate Pastor of Discipleship


    Associate Pastor
    Justin Lopez




    Justin Lopez became the Discipleship Pastor of First Baptist Church at the end of February 2016. Justin obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Baylor University and a Masters of Divinity Degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Justin and his wife Brynn have been married for 12 years and have two boys and a little girl, ages 9, 7, and 3.


    Philippians 1:27a, “Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.”


    Justin can be reached by email at justin@fbclagrange.net.


       Heidi Ullrich - Children's Minister


    Children's Minister
    Heidi Ullrich



    Heidi L. Ullrich became the Children's Minister in December 2009. She attend FBC when she was a child, and remembers being an angel in a Christmas program when she was 4 years old. She attended Texas Tech University where she majored in Public Relations. She has served in many different church roles including teaching Sunday School, directing Vacation Bible School and serving as Children's Ministry Director.


    "I will give thanks to you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well." Psalm 139:14

    Heidi can be reached at heidi@fbclagrange.net.

       Dave Bennett - Director of Communications C

    Director of Communications
    Dave Bennett


    Dave is our Director of Communications. He also plans worship, serves in our Youth Ministry, helps with our Summer Mission Trips, and lends a hand where needed.  Dave is also a professional photographer.  He has been married to Tara for 18 years and they have three children, ages 16, 13, and 9.  Dave also volunteers his time with Rotary Club and as an Assistant Scoutmaster for the La Grange Boy Scout Troop 204.


    Lamentations 3:21-24: But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”



    Dave can be reached at daveb@fbclagrange.net.

       Tammy Dusek - Church Ministry Assistant

    Church Ministry Assistant
    Tammy Dusek



    Tammy Dusek has been the Church Ministry Assistant of First Baptist since September 2005.  She and her husband, Bobby, became members in 1991 and have been married for 24 years.  They have been blessed with three wonderful children, ages 22, 18, and 12.  Tammy is a Sunday School teacher for the Pre-K class and is president of Church Women United.  

    Matthew 28:18-20: And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and I am with you always, even to the end of the age."


    Tammy can be reached by e-mail at tammy@fbclagrange.net.