Dennis is on his second term here at FBCTC. His first term from 1995-2007 saw excitement build through community wide programs such as UPWARD Basketball and Camp Sonshine. Both programs were facilitated by extensive student involvement.
During the interim period, Dennis took on the role as "Minister on Staff" at Carnes Funeral Home, a family business that was established in Texas City. He also served a short stint as Student Minister of The Church at Centerpoint, a new church started in League City. He rejoined the FBCTC staff in April 2009. Among his talents are the ability to fill in when needed in the pulpit, singing, teaching, and being a role model for the youth. He is well-known in the community because of his involvement and willingness to help with many civic activities. His outgoing personality is appreciated by all and he has never met a stranger. He is excited about the future of Youth Ministry in Texas City and the surrounding areas.
Dennis received his Bachelor of Behavioral Science from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. He has served churches in Abilene, Dunwoody, Georgia and Huntsville, Texas.
His wife Kelly was born and raised in Galveston and grew up in the ministry of First Baptist Church of Galveston. They met on a cruise and were married less than a year later. They have two boys: Christian attends Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Parker attends Texas City High School. Kelly is a Speech Pathologist for the TCISD and is also very involved in Student Ministry.
Dennis enjoys all sports, and in fact, referees basketball and umpires baseball in his spare time. He, along with Ronnie Hazzard, also handles the play-by-play duties for Instant Replay, a local video company covering Texas City High School and other area High School sports.