Dr. Cole Hedgecock

Senior Pastor

As the Senior Pastor of FBC Rowlett my primary responsibility is to lead our church to be the perfect place for imperfect people to connect with God and others. God is moving within the hearts and lives of our church family and we pray He moves in your heart to join His work here at First Baptist Church. Our desire is to let you know that you are always welcome here and you have an open invitation to worship with us anytime.

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! 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.

Jonathan Carpenter

Worship Pastor

Jonathan is married to Kimberly and they have three children: Micah, Heidi, & Eisley. Jonathan first started in pastoral ministry in 2005 and has served as a Worship Pastor in churches in Arkansas and Texas. Prior to this, he taught music at the university level and worked for the music department at Baylor University. In addition to leading our worship ministry, Jonathan is the Lead Pastor of Cityline Church in downtown Plano.

Jonathan Carpenter

Worship Pastor

Jonathan is married to Kimberly and they have three children: Micah, Heidi, & Eisley. Jonathan first started in pastoral ministry in 2005 and has served as a Worship Pastor in churches in Arkansas and Texas. Prior to this, he taught music at the university level and worked for the music department at Baylor University. In addition to leading our worship ministry, Jonathan is the Lead Pastor of Cityline Church in downtown Plano.

Walter Guilluame

Executive Pastor

I am called to serve the Pastor and the Church.  My passion is organization, evangelism and leading teams. My wife is Martha and she is a wonderful helpmate. We have a grown son, David, who is married to Allison and they have two daughters – Abby and Aubrey.

Hunter Smith

Student  Pastor

My role in the church is to give direction to the overall spiritual development and ministry activities of 7-12th grade to promote evangelism and discipleship by planning, promoting, coordinating, and evaluating the student ministry activities of the church. I served as Student Pastor for Casa View Baptist Church where the student ministry grew from under 20 to over 50. He also served at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church and First Baptist Boerne, TX.

Hunter Smith

Student  Pastor

My role in the church is to give direction to the overall spiritual development and ministry activities of 7-12th grade to promote evangelism and discipleship by planning, promoting, coordinating, and evaluating the student ministry activities of the church. I served as Student Pastor for Casa View Baptist Church where the student ministry grew from under 20 to over 50. He also served at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church and First Baptist Boerne, TX.

Julie Tomko

Preschool & Children’s Minister

My main responsibility is to partner with parents in the spiritual development of their children, birth-6th grade, in a fun and exciting way! My husband John and I have been married for over 30 years and have 3 wonderful Children: Rachael, Rebecca and Joshua. We have been further blessed through each of their marriages adding Joe, A.J. and Dani to our family. I love sewing, traveling and antiquing. I have been blessed to work as the Interim Preschool Minister at Audiela Road Baptist Church, Children’s Director for ARBC Mops, Computer teacher for Heritage Christian Academy and now as the Preschool & Children’s Minister at FBC.