February 2018  
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Ben Taylor

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Brother Ben became a member of the community late 2016. He and his family are proud to be part of China TX.

Education and experience are equally important in the eyes of Brother Ben. He graduated from Midwestern Theological Seminary & Southwest Baptist University. It is his estimation that he gained an equally invaluable training from being a minister as he did in the class room. Serving the Lord since he was eighteen years old, Brother Ben has been activly ministering for two decades. Those roles include Pastor, Iterim Pastor, Youth Minister, College Minister along with a variety of other ministry related positions.

To the ends of the Earth is not just a figure of speech for Pastor Taylor. Opportunities to share the gospel abroad as well as in the states have only deepened a desire to see the message of Jesus spread throughout the whole world. 

Set an appointment or drop by and see him in the office He looks forward to meeting you and getting better aquainted with China TX.

Secretary / Ladies "Ruth Class" Sunday School Teacher

Cecile Wright

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"I am Blessed to have been called by God to teach these special women. Each Sunday brings new blessings to me as we study and explore God's Holy Word the Bible.

I have been teaching the Ruth class for ten years. I have also taught the older children's Sunday School classes and Wednesday Night classes for the younger children. In addition, I have taught several ladies Bible Study Classes. I have attended Bible Study Courses in Houston, TX presented by Beth Moore.  I serve as church secretary and coordinate our Missions offerings. I have coordinated Vacation Bible School for five years or more.

In the secular enviornment I worked as a Registered Nurse doing many different jobs and positions in that enviornment sepecially teaching in the hospital. God has blessed me with three lovely grandchildren which I love dearly." 

Drop by and see Cecile on Sunday mornings where the older ladies meet in the class room at the Southeast corner of the sanctuary. 

Chairman of Deacons

Charles Kidd

Brother Charles, was born in Meridian Mississippi where he lived until compeltion of primary school. After completing his schooling Charles proudly served his nation in the United States Air Force in the fifties.

After his term of sevice he would find work in Texas working for Mobil. Thats where he would stay three and a half decades until his retirment in the late 1980's.

In the 1960's Charles would come to seek Jesus for forgivness of sins and eagerly embrace salvation from Jesus. During that time Brother Charles faithfully served the Lord. A deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and Gideon for over five decades he never shyed away from His Saviors invatition to work for the Kingdom. He serves currently as Chariman of deacons at FBC China.

Minister of Music

Alan Asher

As of October 2017, Alan will have served as our music leader of First Baptist Church China for one year. Alan is a full time university student. He majors in Mechanical Engineering. The ultimate goal is to use this education to glorify God and be the hands and feet of God wherever he is called. 

Alan grew up going to church; like many people it took him a number of years to see his need for a deeper knowledge of God. In his preeteen years, Alan made a decision to have a personal relationship with God. 

A favorite verse of Alan's is Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us

Motocross and running are both passions of Alan. He is very visible on Sunday mornings as he guides our worship service. Drop by and meet him for yourself.  


Interim Youth Leader/ Womens Bible Study Leader

Beverly Sanders

Teaching the Bible is the heartbeat of Beverly Sanders. She enjoys teaching youth and adults. She has been teaching adults, children, & teenagers about Jesus for fourteen years.

Beverly is also engaged in a Bible study that meet Tuesday evenings @ 7PM during the school year. Meetings are held in the church fellowship hall. The group enjoys learning about the Bible, and sharing their lives with one another. Its not uncommon to find homemade baked goods at their meetings. 

Her guiding verse is Matthew 25:40 "... whatever you did for one of the least of these... you did for Me."

Nursery & Pre K Sunday School Teacher

Shelda Seaman

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Shelda loves serving as Pre-K through 3rd grade Teacher. In the eight years doing this task Shelda has expressed the love of Christ through teaching about Jesus and modeling her own faith. 

In addition to teaching Sunday School Shelda also spend time and energy devoted toward childrens ministries of First Baptist Church China in a variety of areas. On Wednesday nights you will find her with kiddos in the Blast Childrens ministry. Vactation Bible School is also a cherished time of the year to her as there is no area of childrens ministry that is lacking her touch. 

Three and a half decades of faith fuel her desire to continue to serve. 

You can also find her working with the womens ministries where she serves decorating, cooking, cleaning along side other faithful servants in our church. 

Her life verse is: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Phillipians 4:13


2nd -5th Sunday School Teachers

Bill & Debbie Rigsby

Bill & Debbie, Are among many of the smiling faces you will find @ FBC China. They teach Sunday School 2nd grade -5th grade. The are also an indespensible part of our team that works with our Elementary aged kids that come to B.L.A.S.T. on Wednesday nights. Each summer you can find them at the heart of Vacation Bible School. Simply put they love working with Kids!

For over two decades the Rigsbys have served in a variety of roles working with the children of FBC China. 

Young Adult Class

Nicolette Taylor

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Young Adults


Busy, spread thin, tired. These are the things I see not only in myself, but in the faces of the 20 to 40 something's around me.  We are constantly looking for something to make life just a little bit easier.  But more than that we are looking for somewhere we can be a that makes us feel wanted.  Where can we go without judgement?  Without having to put on a mask?  Those are the questions to bring to the young adult small group.


We don't judge.  Single, married, divorced, unemployed, successful, children, quiet, outgojng? We are all people looking for somewhere to belong.  Yes, you might tell from my name that I'm the pastor's wife.  What I usually tell people is "I'm not that kind of pastor's wife".  I am a procrastinator, a tired mom, a book worm, a gamer, an action movie enthusiast, and a music lover (all types of music by the way).  I love my husband and adore my children, but my house is often a mess and we eat out way more than we should.  So, when I say I won't judge I mean it.  We will laugh, we will talk, and we will pray together.


The mask.  Maybe you don't feel like you have to be three or four different people sometimes. Maybe you aren't lonely sometimes.  Maybe you end your day feeling like you did a great job and can't wait for tomorrow.  I truly hope so.  But, I'm willing to throw it out there that many looking for a place to belong aren't able to give an enthusiastic yes to that.  Bring your loneliness, bring your doubts, bring your questions.  I promise I will remember your name the second time you come to our group.  You matter to us.  This is a place that will look at what the Bible says about how God's truth and how it can bring light in your life.  When everything is piling on you where can you turn? Who can see beyond all the masks and give refreshment to your tired heart?  And how do you remember it in the craziness of the day or the deep quiet of night?


"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28


I can't wait to meet you and join you on this crazy roller coaster we call life! See you soon.




Adult "Joy Class" Sunday School Teachers

Robert Sanders & Woody Yancey

Robert Sanders and Woody Yancey co-lead the Joy class @ First Baptist Church China. 

Robert Sanders- Co-leader of the Senior Adults class. He has been a deacon for 12 years. He has been married for 40 years and is a devoted family man.

One of the verses that he lives by is 1 John 2:28 “…continue in Him, so that when He appears we may be confident and unashamed before Him at His coming.”

Woody Yancey- Has been teaching Sunday School for half a decade. Retired since 2007 from state and local government work as a plant pumping opperator. Before his state and local government work Woody served his nation proudly in the United States Air Force for four years. During his service he worked state side as well as international deployment. In his retirment he enjoys gardening & working in the yard. 

Woody is a faithful prayer partner in the church. You can regularly find him in our Sunday evening prayer meetings. 

The Joy Class meets in the church fellowship hall. 

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