Our pastor, Michael G. Barrera, has been around the world but always seems to land back in South Texas. He pastored UBC Laredo for 15 years before coming to FBC Devine one year ago. He has three degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, was chairman of the Christian Life Commission, served on the executive board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, pastored several churches in Texas and has a real affinity for nature and people. Married to Ethelyn "Polly" Barrera, an RN, has three children and ten grandchildren.
Minister of Music
Bro. David has served for more than two years as Minister of Music for FBC Devine, having served churches in Alabama, Texas and North Carolina. He has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baylor University and a Master of Music Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Bro. David plays several musical instruments, is a member of The CenturyMen, and has served as member and soloist for various symphonic and community choruses across the country. He is married to Debbie and has two children, Lauren and Ryan.
Minister of Youth
Our Minister of Youth, Nathan Alan VanderBoegh is 30 years old and has been married to Leah Dalton VanderBoegh since June 4th, 2011. They have two children; Elizabeth is 3, and Theodore is 8 months. They are natives of Florida. Nathan has served in the ministry in Florida and North Carolina. He has also served in the National Guard. Nathan is pursuing a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has an Associates Degree, and a four year degree in Ministry Studies from Baptist College of Florida in Graceville, Florida. Nathan has served as Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor. He has a heart for families.
Johnny has served as our bi-vocational Prayer Chaplain since 2006. He has worked in Public Works for three cities over thirty years. He was called to Chaplaincy when he was sixteen and has previously served as a Fire Department Chaplain. He has taken courses in chaplaincy through the BGCT and Community Chaplains of America and has completed a Christian Ministries Certificate through Wayland Baptist University.