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

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

Julie Tomko

Children’s Minister

Responsibilities: My primary responsibility is to oversee the Preschool and Children’s ministries at FBC Rowlett.

Family: My husband John and I have been married for over 37 years. We are empty nesters with 3 married children and 3 grandchildren.

Hobbies: I love traveling, cooking and sewing.  

Education: I’m always amazed at how God used my education in computers to lead me to a job as an elementary computer teacher at a Christian school. That position moved me into Children’s ministry.

Experience: I have served as preschool minister, elementary computer teacher, and now as a  preschool/children’s minister.

Favorite verse: Isaiah 43:1-2 Now this is what the LORD says—He who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you go through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched; the flames will not set you ablaze.

Favorite Books: Love Does by Bob Geoff

Hunter Smith

Associate Pastor of Students and Young Adults

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.

Darren Brumit

Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Adult Ministries

Responsibilities: My main role at the Church is to fulfill the vision of our adults becoming disciples who make disciples.

Family: My wife Courtney and I have been married since 2012 and met while I served as the Youth Pastor at Believers’ Baptist Church. We have two incredible little boys, Titus, and Eli.

Hobbies: Outside of Ministry I am passionate about almost every sport there is. I also enjoy reading/writing and playing with my children.

Education: I studied B/A Biblical at Criswell College, and am currently studying Biblical Studies and Pastoral ministry at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (graduating May 2021).

Experience: I have had the privilege of serving as a Youth Pastor at Believers’ Baptist Church in Emory Texas, and as a Children’s Minister at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall Texas.

Favorite verses: Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Favorite Books: Knowing God by J.I Packer, Valley of Vision – Edited by Arthur Bennett, Spiritual Disciplines and the Christian Life by Donald Whitney

Jonathan Carpenter

Associate Pastor of Worship and Outreach

Title: Associate Pastor of Worship and Outreach

Responsibilities: Associate Pastor of Worship, Missions, and Media

Family: Kimberly, Micah, Heidi, and Eisley

Hobbies: Songwriting, Running/Cycling, watching Chicago Cubs baseball

Education: Masters in Music Composition, Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music

Experience: Approximately 15 years of full-time service in churches in Texas and Arkansas

Favorite Verse: John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

Favorite Books: Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis), Love Does (Bob Goff)

Jason Bennett

Student Ministry Associate

Responsibilities: My main responsibility is to work alongside our Student Pastor to execute the vision of the youth ministry.

Family: My family consists of my parents and twin brother.

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

Education: Currently, I am pursuing my B.A. in Biblical Studies at Dallas Baptist University.

Experience: God has given me the opportunity to serve as a youth intern for 2 years.

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.

Missy Tucker

Mother’s Day Out Director

Rick Foster

Pastoral Care