Dennis is on his second term here at FBCTC. His first term was from 1995-2007.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 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.
Dennis received his Bachelor of Behavioral Science from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. In 2019 he completed a master’s degree in Christian Spiritual Formation and Leadership from Friends University in Wichita, KS. 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 who is the Minister to Students at River Oaks Baptist Church in Houston and Parker who is attending Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. Kelly, a retired Speech Pathologist is currently working with Carnes Funeral Home and is also very involved in Student Ministry.
Dennis enjoys all sports, and in fact, referees basketball in his spare time. He, along with Ronnie Hazzard, also enjoy online play-by-play duties for Victory SportsNet, a local company covering Texas City ISD and other area High School sports.