About Us

Nurture

Growing together as the church in fellowship and unity.

Serve

Ministering to the local community and reaching the ends of the earth.

Thrive

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.

Nurture

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.

Serve

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.

Thrive

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:

Worship

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.

Witness

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.

Minister

To be a church which expresses the love of Christ by ministering unselfishly to persons in the community and the world in Jesus’ name.

Educate

To guide persons to experience an increasingly meaningful fellowship with God, corporately with fellow believers, and personally toward a mature Christian faith and life.

Apply

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.

Staff

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Clint Salmon

Senior Pastor

Clint, his wife Ashley, and their daughter Elia have been at FBC Riesel since September of 2020. He is originally from Longview, TX and graduated from East Texas Baptist University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. In 2018, Clint graduated from Logsdon Seminary with a Master of Divinity in Missions and Cross-Cultural Ministry. Clint is passionate about fostering spiritual growth, discipleship and teaching the Church how every encounter they have with someone is an opportunity to be the presence of Christ. During his free time, Clint enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing disc-golf, being outside, and learning how to do new things.

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Damus Vice

Associate Pastor

 

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Brandon Cope

Youth Minister

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 Superintendent at Riesel ISD. In his spare time he enjoys coaching sports, hanging out with friends, and traveling.

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Carrabie Vice

Children's Director

Carrabie has been serving in this position since June 2020, but before that she was serving with the youth of FBC since 2018. Prior to moving to Waco with her family in 2016, she served at Life Foursqaure church of Angleton, TX in the children’s department in teaching lessons but also in worship as well. Carrabie has a heart and a passion for children. She and her husband, Damus, have 4 children together, and are currently in the process of adopting their fifth child out of the foster care system. They have been foster parents to over 24 children in the past 8 years. They truly have a love kids, so know that your kids will be loved unconditionally.