Pastor: Byron Potter
Byron grew up in Dalhart, TX and graduated high school in 2001. He attended Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX where he met his wife Moriah. Byron and Moriah have two daughters, Ellie and Lucy, and a son, Lincoln. Ellie is eight, Lucy is five, and Lincoln is one.
Byron graduated from Wayland in May of 2005 with a degree in history and a religion minor. After graduation he became a youth intern with Zack Randles at Monterey Baptist Church in Lubbock, TX. In January 2006 he became the interim youth pastor until May when he became the full time youth pastor at First Baptist Church Olton, TX. Byron was in Olton until January of 2012, and from there became the youth pastor at First Baptist Church Plains, TX. Byron remained in Plains for three years until he felt the Lord call him to be a pastor. Byron became pastor at First Baptist Spearman, March 2015.
Byron enjoys yard work, music, working out, and spending time with his family.
Associate Pastor of Students: Joe Vincent
Joe grew up in Dorchester, TX and graduated high school in 2007. He married his wife, Kelli, in 2010 and the two moved to Canyon, TX to finish their degrees at West Texas A&M. They have two children, Tucker and Adley.
Joe graduated from WT in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. In May of 2019 he graduated from Luther Rice College and Seminary with a Master of Arts in Ministry. Joe began his vocational ministry as a bi-vocational youth pastor at FBC Dorchester in June of 2012. In August of 2015 he became the pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Denison, TX. In 2017 he became the youth pastor at FBC Florence. He arrived at FBC Spearman in June of 2019.
Joe enjoys hunting and spending time with Kelli and the kids.
Music Director: Carol Pack
Carol is married to Neil and they are parents of two sons, Mike and Jay. Mike lives in Decatur, is married to Teresa and they have a daughter, Elizabeth Joy. Jay lives in Spearman and is Dad to Chance and his wife Riley, Blaine, and Jayme.
Carol is a graduate of Baylor University and has Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees from Baylor. She served five years on music staff at Highland Baptist Church in Waco and, after moving home to the Panhandle, has taught public school music and choir at Pringle-Morse and Spearman JH and HS. She has been Minister of Music at FBC since October, 1983.
Besides music, Carol enjoys reading, snow skiing, and traveling. Her special joy is being Nonna to the “grands.”
Ministry Assistant: Mary Baker
Mary was born and raised in Clayton, New Mexico. She was the youngest of 5 children. Mary is married to Buford Baker and they have raised 3 beautiful children. Brandon lives in Spearman and is married to Chelsie. They have two sons, Max and Boone, and a girl named Cana (kay nah). Melissa lives in Houston and is married to James Jansky. They have 2 boys and a girl: Hannah, Taylor and Grant. Kevin lives in Amarillo. He and his wife Adrienne have 3 sons and 1 daughter: Anthony, Aaliyah, Kylan & Kinsler.
Buford and Mary moved to Spearman in 1973. In 1980, Mary went to work at First Baptist Church and continues to serve here.
Mary loves being “Grammy” to her 7 grandsons & 3 granddaughters. She also loves to work in the yard, travel and read.