Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Chris Sammons

Senior Pastor

STATUS: Full-Time
EDUCATION: MDIV – Southwestern Seminary
LENGTH OF SERVICE: September 2017

Children's Minister Susan Malone

Susan Malone

STATUS: Full-Time

EDUCATION: Bachelor in Ministry – Andersonville Baptist Seminary

LENGTH OF SERVICE: 17 years

Susan Malone came to FBC Hewitt in July 2000 to serve as Minister of Childhood Education. Susan and Howard were married in 1985 and they have one son, Billy. She grew up in Waco and received a Bachelor in Ministry degree in 2003 from Andersonville Baptist Seminary. She and Howard love children and enjoy serving together in ministry, teaching boys and girls the truths in the Bible and watching them live out those truths in their daily lives.

RALPH SPARK

RALPH SPARKS

Interim Worship Leader – Classic

STATUS: Part-Time/Retired

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s in Music – Baylor University

LENGTH OF SERVICE: 5 months

Ralph is a native Wacoan. He started Piano lessons at the age of 5. He started singing professionally in 1957, and started the Gospel Music Ministry in 1999. He has sung at numerous functions throughout Texas and several other states. Ralph started Gospel Music Singin’- Southern Gospel Music – in 2015. This group had 15 Concerts in 2015 and will have over 35 in 2016. Ralph has recorded 8 Gospel CD’s starting in 2000. He started writing songs in 1980 and has over 50 Country songs published in Nashville, TN. Late, in 1999, he began writing Gospel Music and has over 30 songs published in Nashville, TN. Prior to joining FBC Hewitt, he served as Interim Music Minister at 1st Baptist Church, Whitney, TX (4 years) and Interim Music Minister at 1st Baptist Church, Robinson, TX (1 Year). He is a member of the Baylor Singing Seniors since 2008. He has been married to his wonderful wife, Kay for 36 years and together they share 7 children and 14 grandchildren and 2 1/2 great grandchildren. For more info, visit: ralphsparksmusic.com

BRANDON MARTIN

BRANDON MARTIN

Interim Worship Leader – Resonate

STATUS: Part-Time/Aramark, Baylor

EDUCATION: Landscape Architecture – Texas Tech University

LENGTH OF SERVICE: 5 months

Brandon has been married to his wife Kim Martin for 2 years. They currently live in Hewitt and have been serving at FBC Hewitt for 5 months, leading the Resonate service in worship each Sunday. Brandon and his wife are currently expecting their first child, due in May. Brandon works full time at Aramark for Baylor University as a Maintenance Zone Manager. Brandon holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from Texas Tech University where he graduated in 2010. Outside of worship, Brandon has great passion for the youth in the church and community. Previous to serving at FBC Hewitt he served as a volunteer youth leader for six years at Fellowship Bible Church. Investing in others, especially teenagers, is something Brandon truly enjoys and continues to do outside of his current ministry.

GAYLE TERRY

GAYLE TERRY

Pastor’s Administrative Assistant/Church Clerk

STATUS: Full-Time

LENGTH OF SERVICE: 21 years

Gayle grew up in Waco and has been married to George since 1969. They have two girls – Tanya & Angie, four grandchildren – Kody, Cortney, Tara and Rachael and one great-grandson, Adden. Gayle joined the FBC Hewitt staff in 1996. Her favorite verse is: “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10. Gayle loves meeting people and helping meet their needs in the church office.

SUE CLOUSING

SUE CLOUSING

Administrative Assistant – Finance/Children

STATUS: Full-Time

LENGTH OF SERVICE: 3 years

Sue came to FBC of Hewitt in 2014 after working at another church for 11 years. She works as the Finance Administrative Assistant and has recently become the Children’s Ministry Assistant where she has over 20 years of experience working with children. She has been married to her best friend, Bob, for 27 years. Sue and Bob have two grown children Rachel and Josh and one grandchild. Her favorite verse that she tries to live by is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding: in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your ways straight.”

LAUREN CLARK

LAUREN CLARK

Administrative Assistant – Receptionist

STATUS: Part-Time

LENGTH OF SERVICE: 5 months

Lauren Clark has recently become our Receptionist for FBC in 2017. She Married Nickolas in 2013 and they have two beautiful children– Bryson age 3 and Brayleigh 10 months. Lauren has a passion for helping others, she Volunteers for evening activities on Sunday nights when needed and also helps with Sunday morning childcare. Her favorite verse: “ Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

TONYA ODOM

TONYA ODOM

PDO Director

STATUS: Part-Time

EDUCATION: B.S. Kinesiology from The University of Houston

LENGTH OF SERVICE: 1 year

Tonya Odom has been a member of First Baptist Church Hewitt for almost 5 years and in Waco for 4 years. She and her husband, Kencade, have a 6 year old daughter named Kendall. Tonya has enjoyed serving with the children’s ministry since her family joined the church. The Odom’s have gone to preteen camp for 4 years, taught Sunday school, Awanas and had the joy of going on mission trips with the church. Tonya graduated from The University of Houston with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. Prior to coming to Waco, Tonya has been a coach, teacher and a stay-at-home mom. Tonya has always had a passion for working with children and is thankful for her role as PDO Director where she gets to merge her love of children and her love for sharing the love of Christ with the PDO families.

HEATHER & DOUG ANDERSON

HEATHER & DOUG ANDERSON

Custodian / Maintenance

STATUS: Full-Time (Heather) // Part-Time (Doug)

LENGTH OF SERVICE: 17 years

Heather has been faithful at FBCH for 38 years. On April 18,1998 she married Doug and they have been married for 18 years. They also have a daughter named Amybeth. They have been working as custodians for 17 years at FBCH. They enjoy serving together. Heather is a full-time custodian here at FBCH and Doug is a part-time custodian/maintenance on the weekends and weeknights as needed. Heather also does childcare in our children’s ministry. She enjoys being able to teach kids of all ages about Jesus. Doug also ushers on Sunday mornings.