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.
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.
Damus Vice has been serving as the associate pastor since 2020. Prior to moving to Waco with his family in 2016, he served at Life Foursquare Church of Angleton TX as a church board member and served in the youth and children’s departments teaching and leading the future generations. Damus also served as the Children’s pastor at Gateway Church and Living Water Church. Damus was born in Sulphur, LA and grew up in the Beaumont area. He received a two year degree in criminal justice at Lamar University and studied on line where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in church business and administration, his Masters of Divinity and in 2018 he completed his Doctorate of Biblical Studies. Damus and his wife Carrabie have 5 children and have fostered over 25 children in the past eight years.
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.
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.