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COVID-19 resources

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To view and utilize the videos, click “Access Sermon Series” or “Access Worship Sets” beneath the worship leader or preacher’s picture below.

This ministry is designed to help pastorless churches and smaller-sized churches through seasons of pastoral and/or worship-leader transition.

You will find on these webpages several 6-week series of sermons and worship sets that you are free to use with your own congregation, either through online/social platforms or in your church facilities during gathered worship services.

Each preacher or worship leader is a member of the SBTC staff and would be honored to connect with you personally if you have any questions about the content, or about church life in general while you are searching for a pastor, interim pastor or worship leader. The Virtual Interim project is not designed to be a permanent solution. Rather, this is to help you get through a short period of time while you search for the leadership God has ordained for your church family. It is our honor to serve you and your congregation in this way.

preachers

En Español

Bruno Molina

Bruno Molina serves as the Language and Interfaith Evangelism Associate. He partners with churches by encouraging, equipping, and resourcing them to evangelize the people of over 300 language groups and many faiths in the state of Texas.

Bruno is an Adjunct Professor of Evangelism and Apologetics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from New York University in International Relations & Spanish, and both his Master of Arts in Theology and Ph.D. in World Christian Studies from SWBTS. He is a former pastor, church planter and Human Resources Manager.

Bruno lives in Fort Worth with his beloved wife of 33 years, Clara and they have two grown children: Cristina and Daniel.

Kenneth Priest

Kenneth Priest serves the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention as the Director of Convention Strategies. He joined the staff of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention in 2008.

Kenneth also serves as the founder and director ad interim for the Center for Church Revitalization at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) and an adjunct professor in church revitalization at SWBTS and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS). He has served churches in Texas and North Carolina in various roles of evangelism, educational ministry, and second chair leadership. While serving the SBTC, Kenneth has had the privilege of serving in the role of interim education minister in several churches in DFW. He holds a Master of Arts in Christian Education from SWBTS and has a Doctor of Educational Ministry degree in Church Revitalization from MBTS.

Kenneth is married to Debbi.

Alex Gonzales

After serving the SBTC in a part-time capacity as a Field Ministry Strategist in Dallas for 4 1/2 years, Alex joined the Pastor/Church Relations Department full-time in August 2018. Prior to joining the SBTC full time, Alex pastored Hickory Tree Baptist Church in Balch Springs for 10 years and had previously served on staff at three other churches.

Alex’s areas of focus are on the development of the a new Pastor Mentor Initiative, leading Interim Pastor Trainings, Pastor Search Training and Bi-vocational Ministry.

One of his hobbies is stadium announcing for Frisco ISD high school football and also fills in for some college baseball and soccer games. More than that, his pride and joy are his wife Tabitha, his son Cody in college, and his daughter Avery who is in middle school and a diehard softball player.

worship leaders

Dave Carroll

Dave Carroll serves in the areas of worship leadership and student ministry discipleship. His experience includes effective local church leadership in the areas of family ministry, student ministry, small groups, Sunday school, college ministry, worship leadership, portable church, executive ministry teams, church planting and senior pastor leadership. He has experience in church sizes of 0-1300 in average attendance and 0-100+ in local church age of existence.

En Español

Jesse Contreras

Jesse Contreras serves as the SBTC en Español Associate, a position that he has held since 2011. SBTC en Español exists to encourage and facilitate the fulfillment of the Great Commission to SBTC churches and associations in reaching hispanic groups in Texas through conferences, retreats, informational sessions and church consultation.

Jesse holds a M.A. in Christian Education and a Bachelor of Arts, both from Criswell College. He is married to Wendy and they have three children.

Koby & Brittani Dickenson

Koby is the Lead Videographer for the SBTC and Brittani is a Ministry Assistant at the Southern Baptists of Texas Foundation. They are both part of the worship team at their home church, Fivestone Community Church. Koby and Brittani have one daughter, Mya, and live in Fort Worth, TX.

Kenady Shope

Kenady Sean Shope graduated with an MBA and a BS in Music Business from Dallas Baptist University. She currently works at the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention as a ministry assistant to the CFO and is a worship leader at a local church.  In addition to her job at the SBTC, Kenady writes and produces musicals which she sees as her ministry. Her first musical called Beyond Perfection was produced locally in 2019. She is currently working on a Worship EP focusing on anxiety called “In the Dark” that will be released in June 2020. Worship is her heart’s song and is her fuel for all she does. The SBTC has invested in her worship ministry as she attended LEAD Conference for three summers and is delighted to give back to the churches that have invested in her. To God alone be the glory!

other covid-19 resources

networking with other leaders

Through video conferences using Zoom and Facebook Groups, you can connect with others around the state.

finances/giving

Your church has the ability to give online at their fingertips.

online worship

Learn how to get started or take the next step in streaming or videoing your church’s services.

evangelism

Resources ideas on how to continue to share the gospel online.

sunday school/small groups

Keep your church in fellowship together online through social media, video/audio calls and other creative ways.

family worship

Resources for your families to grow spiritually at home.

contact staff

Your SBTC staff is here for you! Please reach out to any one of us if you have a need or question in your church.

texan news

Read the latest articles from the Southern Baptist Texan.