Dr. Cole Hedgecock

Senior Pastor

Responsibilities: My primary responsibility is to lead the church to be the perfect place for imperfect people to connect with God and others.

Family: My wife Christy & I met while I was serving at Prestonwood Baptist church as the Open Division Minister and Pastor of Zig Ziglar’s Encouragers Class. We have 4 incredible children: Chloe, Coleman, Clay, and Carly!

Hobbies: As a father of 4, most of my free time is wrapped up in coaching my kid’s teams, taking them to the pool, and other family activities. I work out regularly, enjoy golf (all 3-5 times a year), and am a sports fan.

Education: Doctor of Ministry (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), Master of Divinity (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), B.A. (Oklahoma Baptist University).

Experience: God has allowed me to serve as a student pastor, summer missionary, education minister, executive pastor, and senior pastor in Texas and Oklahoma.

Favorite verses: John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” And John 15:11, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.”

Favorite Books: The Present Future by McNeal, The Holy Wild by Buchannan, and Transforming Children Into Spiritual Champions by Barna

Hunter Smith

Pastor of Ministries

Responsibilities: I make sure the different ministries of FBC Rowlett are effective in making disciples of Jesus Christ.

Family: I met my wife Selena while serving at Casa View Baptist Church. We have been married since March 2020.

Hobbies: I love fishing, hunting and pretty much anything outdoors. Selena and I enjoy spending time with our friends in the young adult ministry here at FBCR.

Education: Doctor of Philosophy Student (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), Master of Divinity (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), B.A. (Dallas Baptist University).

Experience: I have had the opportunity to serve as a children’s intern, student intern, middle school ministry resident and student pastor prior to serving in my current role at FBC Rowlett.

Favorite verse: 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For our sake he made him to be sin who know no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Favorite Books: The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman, Follow Me by David Platt, A Praying Life by Paul Miller

Michael Armstrong

Worship Pastor

Responsibilities: Leading and managing the worship ministry of our church. 

Family: I am blessed with a wonderful wife, Jennifer. We are fortunate to have three children, Nolan, Wes, and Lori

Hobbies: travel, politics, sports 

Education: BA from Texas A&M University

Favorite verses: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2

Favorite Books: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Jason Bennett

Student Minister

Responsibilities: My main responsibility is to make sure we are the perfect place for imperfect students, impacting students with the Gospel.

Family: I met my wife Lucie here at FBC Rowlett, and we got married May 22, 2022!

Hobbies: Some of my hobbies are exercise, golf, and frisbee golf.

Education: Currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. B.A. in Biblical Studies (Dallas Baptist University).

Experience: God has given me the opportunity to serve as the youth intern for 2 years before stepping into my current role.

Favorite verses: Psalm 23:4, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me”.

Favorite Books: I like “Celebration of Discipline” by Richard J. Foster and “The Call” by Oz Guinness.

Jonathan Williams

Children’s Minister

Responsibilities: My main responsibilities are to lead the preschool and kid’s ministries at FBC Rowlett.

Family: My wife Remmy and I have been married since June 9th, 2018.

Hobbies: Cheering on the Razorbacks, exercise, and camping.

Education: B.A. in English Language Arts. Currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Experience: I was a teacher in elementary and middle school for over 2 years before I accepted a role as Interim Children’s Minister at Travis Avenue Baptist Church. I served there for 9 months before stepping into my current role.

Favorite verse: 1 Corinthians 13:13- “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

Favorite Books: Praying with Paul by D.A. Carson, Family Ministry and the Church by Chris Shirley, and Deep Discipleship by J.T. English.

Carson Prestridge

High School & College Associate

Responsibilities: My primary roles are lead our young adults ministry as well as lead the high school ministry at Summit!!

Hobbies: I like to lift heavy things and play golf.

Education: I am pursuing my Masters degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Experience: I served as a Youth Intern for 2 years from th summer of 2021 to 2023 and am now the High School and College Associate.

Favorite Verses: 2 Corinthians 4:6 – For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Favorite Book: Gentle and Lowly by Dane C. Portland

Missy Tucker

Community Preschool Director

Responsibilities: I am the director of our church’s Mother’s Day Out Program.

Family: My husband, Gerry, and I moved to Texas from Alabama in 1999. We have two beautiful daughters.

Hobbies: I love baking cookies, cakes and cupcakes. I also love decorating my home for Christmas.

Education: I studied Elementary Education at Judson College.

Experience: I have worked in faith-based Mother’s Day Out programs for close to 20 years.

Favorite Verse(s): I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13