Our Pastor

Ryan Carpenter came to First Baptist in 2014. He has served churches and organizations throughout Texas for over 20 years. Ryan had the opportunity to attend Texas A&M University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He will finish his Doctor of Ministry specializing in Church Revitalization at the New Orleans Seminary in May 2021.
 
Ryan is the husband of Carrie and the father of three children. He is active in the community through youth sports, school functions, and as chaplain for both the Ganado Police and Volunteer Fire Departments. He enjoys preaching and leading in worship and considers it a joy to be in ministry.
 
In his free time, Ryan can be found spending time with his family, watching Netflix, Disney+, or Prime Video (really, who doesn’t), reading and studying, engaged in shooting sports, or fishing in the bay.