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: My primary role is to lead the student and young adult ministries at FBC Rowlett. 

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: 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 BooksFollow Me by David Platt, Tactics by Greg Koukl, Encounters with Jesus by Tim Keller and Gaining by Losing by J.D. Greear.

Walter A. Guillaume

Executive Pastor

Responsibilities: Assist the Pastor in planning for the relocation of FBC Rowlett to its new location. 

Family: I am blessed with a wonderful wife, Martha. We are fortunate to have one son, David, who is married to Allison and they have two wonderful daughters: Abby and Aubrey

Hobbies: travel, walking, and history nerd. 

Education: BA from Baylor University, and two Masters degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Favorite verses: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28

Favorite Books: The Life God Blesses by Gordon McDonald

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.

Carson Prestridge

Student Ministry Intern

Bio coming soon...

Missy Tucker

Preschool Director

Bio coming soon...