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Robert Miller



Robert has served churches in Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas as pastor. He has also served in staff positions as an associate pastor and youth pastor. Robert still has a heart for children and youth, and describes himself as “still a youth minister at heart.” His strengths in ministry are preaching, teaching and leading. Robert lists his favorite joy as “seeing the transforming power of Christ change someone’s life.” Robert also enjoys an occasional game of golf.

Robert received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, the Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Robert is married to Anne and she has been his partner in ministry for over 28 years. Anne is a dynamic teacher as well and they have led many marriage retreats together throughout their ministry.

They have two children. A son Ray, who is married to Sarah, pastors in Shawnee, OK. Their daughter, Tori, is a Nurse Practitioner in Houston.

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Dennis Johns

Associate Pastor | Family Minister


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.

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John Talley

Associate Pastor | Worship/Music


John joined the staff of FBCTC in February of 2010. His true calling and love is leading worship and growing music and worship ministries into effective worship leading teams.

John received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Central Arkansas and a Master of Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

John married Marcy (Burleson) in 1984. She is a private piano and voice teacher. They have 2 children: Aimee Hennessee and Emilee Drake. 

Aimee and Tyler, and their two kids Tripp and Tenley, live in Shreveport, Louisiana where Tyler is the Contemporary Worship Pastor at Broadmoor Baptist Church and Aimee is an elementary school teacher.

Emilee and Zach have one daughter, Shiloh, and are studying abroad in East Asia.

John‘s favorite pastime is playing golf.

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Meschel Hara

Children's Minister


Meschel came on board as our Children’s Minister in October of 2010 by way of our Expanding Our Boundaries Campaign. Prior to joining our full time staff, she volunteered as our Children’s Church Director & Vacation Bible School Director beginning in 2003.  She grew up in Texas City and as a member of First Baptist Church. She has a passion for leading children to Christ and helping them to grow in their relationship with Him. She believes in the importance of family and wants to partner with parents in nurturing their child’s relationship with Christ.  Meschel serves our children and their families from birth through 6th Grade.  She also serves as our principal of our weekday education program, Mainland Christian Academy.

Meschel’s husband, Chad, serves in our Children’s Ministry as well each week in KIDS Church. They were married in May of 1996 in Tyler, Texas. Chad is a LeTourneau University graduate and works for Stanley Security Solutions in Houston. They are the proud parents of two high school boys: Rylan and Rustin.

Leona Mitchell

Administrative Assistant


Sherry Bowers

Administrative Assistant


Tami Camacho

Administrative Assistant