Lauren Bitikofer | Mont Roper | Dr. Paul Michael Vacca | Mike Warlick | Kim Cox | Jerry Swetnam
DR. PAUL MICHAEL VACCA / PASTOR
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Paul Michael holds two degrees from The Criswell College and a Ph.D. from Southwestern Seminary. Since surrendering to vocational ministry in 1999, he has served in Texas churches and has been a missions strategist both in the United States and internationally. He has also been an Adjunct Preaching Professor at The Criswell College and is a contributing writer for Preaching.com. Married in 2003, Paul Michael and Katie have four children. Paul Michael is passionate about preaching the Word of God and seeing lives transformed by the grace of God. He enjoys fishing, especially kayak fishing, as well as shooting sports of all types.
MINISTER OF MUSIC
Sunday morning worship is currently being led by Justin Hayes and Skylar Davis.
LANE EATON / ADMINISTRATOR
Lane joined the FBCLC staff in 2013, coming from a manager position after fifteen years in the oil industry. His church responsibilities include management of facilities, vehicles, finances, and other business aspects of FBCLC; overseeing the preschool ministry of the church, including Mother's Day Out and facilitating the Crisis Ministry of the church to those in need, within both church and community. He is also actively involved on the leadership team of the "C4 Men's Ministry" of FBCLC. Bro. Lane is a graduate of Gulf Coast Bible College, and has served as an associate pastor and Christian school principal for many years in southeast Texas. He especially enjoys the study of scripture and sharing its practical truths with others. Bro. Lane and his wife Cheryl love their large and growing family. Together they enjoy family time, reading, travel, and serving the Lord while serving others.
PIERCE GIBSON / YOUTH MINISTER AND ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Pierce grew up in Mount Vernon, MO where he met his wife Alex. They were high school sweethearts and were married in June 2016. Pierce attended Southwest Baptist University and received his Bachelors in Biblical Studies. While attending school, he served as Youth Pastor for First Baptist Church of Pierce City from December 2014 to May 2018. Pierce enjoys working with his hands, hunting, working out, spending time with family, and taking his wife on dates. Pierce wants to be a presence in the life of his students and his community.
SUZANNE ROPER / CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR
Suzanne Roper was born and raised in East Texas. After graduating from Sabine High School, she completed her Associates from Kilgore College before finishing her degree at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. It was while at SNU that Suzanne met her husband Mont Roper. Suzanne completed her studies with degrees in History and Education. Over the years, Suzanne has taught at all levels of public school including elementary, middle school and high school. After a few years at home to enjoy her four daughters Bethani, Eliza, Keelie and Marlie, Suzanne is currently serving as the Children’s Director for FBCLC. Suzanne is passionate about children’s ministry and sharing God’s word in a fun and engaging way. Suzanne, Mont and the girls are avid campers, and love to explore the beauty of God's creation.
NANNETTE HALL / DIRECTOR OF PRESCHOOL MINISTRIES
KATHY BITIKOFER / SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTOR
Born and raised in New Jersey, Kathy has called East Texas her home for over 40 years. Kathy holds a Diploma in Biblical Studies from Word of Life Bible Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Christian Education from Calvary University. She has 22 years of teaching and administrative experience in Christian schools. Her passion is to see people equipped for the work that God has called them to do. Kathy and her husband, Lauren, have two grown children and one granddaughter. She enjoys refinishing furniture, canoeing with her husband, and summer road trips with their granddaughter.
JESSICA MARTINDALE / CHURCH SECRETARY
CANDY HORTON / MINISTRY ASSISTANT TO STUDENTS
JORDAN EXLINE / MUSIC AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT
SAM COLLINS / MAINTENANCE