Growing together as the church in fellowship and unity.
Ministering to the local community and reaching the ends of the earth.
Living in the fullness of Christ and the Spirit.
Our church motto is "Nurture, Serve, Thrive." These three themes communicate what we as a church are seeking to accomplish in our worship and work.
We seek to nurture the faith that the Lord gives every person in our midst, both inside and outside of our church membership, by growing together in fellowship and unity.
We seek to serve all people in both physical and spiritual ways, by ministering to the local community and reaching the ends of the earth in Christ’s love.
We seek to live in the fullness of Christ-likeness and the power of the Holy Spirit, by continuing to grow in faith, hope, and love as a vibrant and healthy congregation.
We desire to exalt Jesus Christ as the Son of God and the Savior of all who believe in Him. Recognizing and feeling this relationship we are committed to the following objectives:
To exalt the presence of God through worship thus experiencing an awareness of God, recognizing His person, and responding in obedience to His leadership resulting in a deepening of faith, and strengthening of service.
To be a spiritual body empowered by the Holy Spirit to share Christ with as many people as possible in our church, community, and throughout the world.
To be a church which expresses the love of Christ by ministering unselfishly to persons in the community and the world in Jesus’ name.
To guide persons to experience an increasingly meaningful fellowship with God, corporately with fellow believers, and personally toward a mature Christian faith and life.
To be Christ-like in our daily living by applying Christian principles and emphasizing total commitment of life, personality, and possessions to the Lordship of Christ.
Adam was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He was ordained to the gospel ministry by Baptist Temple Church in the Heights on May 22nd, 2011 and served as their Associate Pastor for more than four years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Theology from Houston Baptist University and is currently working on a Master of Divinity Degree with a concentration in theology at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary. Adam has been the pastor of FBC Riesel since June 2015. He is married to Christa and they have two children, Eliyah Grace and Noah Cohen.
Laura is from Chandler, Oklahoma. She has been serving in the worship ministry at FBC Riesel since February 2016 and became the Worship Minister in January 2018. Laura holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of Oklahoma, and is currently attending Truett Theological Seminary working on a Master of Divinity, while also serving as a Resident Chaplain for Baylor University. After graduating in December 2018, she plans on pursuing Clinical Pastoral Education at Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest in Waco, TX. Laura enjoys serving at FBC Riesel and has loved getting to know the people who make up this church.
Heather McClintock joined the FBC Riesel staff in 2014 to serve as Children’s Director. She is a wife, a mother of 2, and a full time Registered Nurse. Heather has spent many years working in various ministries within the churches her family has attended. It was while they lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, in 2005 that she first felt a calling for children’s ministry. She has been an active participant in children’s ministry since. When her family relocated to Riesel from Northwest Arkansas in 2010, that service continued. Heather’s passion is to teach, train, and empower kids to live out their faith. Her goal is to instill in every child the necessity and privilege of active prayer, active study, and active worship. She does this through age appropriate lessons, plays/skits, camps, and more.
Brandon has been a member of FBC Riesel since the third grade when he was baptized. He has served as the church’s youth ministry in various capacities since 2000. Brandon graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in Religious Studies in 2004. He returned to Baylor and received a Master’s degree in Education Administration in 2012. Brandon is currently the Principal at Riesel High School. In his spare time he enjoys coaching sports, hanging out with friends, and traveling.
Matt is from Marble Falls, Texas. Matt received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Wayland Baptist University. Matt is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Truett Theological Seminary. Matt has been on staff at First Baptist Church Riesel since September of 2017. Matt feels a call to missions after he receives his Master's. Matt loves serving in the kingdom of God alongside this great staff here among the people of Riesel, Texas.