• john hiddema

    ministry team leader

    In 2012 John and Sandra were invited to FBC to help us fulfill the purpose of becoming a disciple-making church. Since then the church's spiritual priorities and culture have evolved significantly and at the same time their affection for the people of the area has increased continually. God's call to see their Kingdom contribution fulfilled here at FBC Kerrville has been a source of great satisfaction. They invite you to meet up with them in our "Common Grounds Cafe" between and after services to get to know you just a little bit better. 

    Their goal, simply to serve God fully all the days of their life.

  • Heather mitchell

    connexions/worship

    Heather joined the staff in 2008. She has lived in Kerrville for 30 years, served as a music minister for 15 years, and homeschooled her three daughters. At First Baptist Church, she coordinates efforts to see that your visit is genuinely hospitable, and that the atmosphere encourages you to freely worship the Lord Jesus in our Celebration Service. Both the Traditional and the Contemporary Celebration services are designed to keep your focus on Jesus. You can be certain you will have spoken or sung the powerful name of Jesus. You will have sung of the cross, Christ's blood, your redemption, and His glory. Heather also coordinates efforts to connect you with others in the church. Sometimes this is simply by introducing you to others in a celebration service, or by inviting you to attend a Community Group, Pastor's Luncheon, our Orientation, a church fellowship, or to be involved in one of our outreach projects. Finding you a place to serve is important, so Heather would like to connect you with a task that needs attention. If it requires training, she will arrange for that. It is our belief that when you give and serve within this church body, you will grow in your relationship with Christ and with other believers. Relationships are important. 


    heather@fbckerrville.com

  • Misti wilke

    children's minister

    Misti Wilke Children's Minister Misti joined the staff of First Baptist Church Kerrville in August of 2005 after serving three and a half years as Children's Minister for First Baptist Ingram and prior to that serving as an assistant here at FBC Kerrville in the late 90's. She is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University. Her passion for showing the love of Christ has been evident since high school, when she worked serving the children of her church, assisting teachers and volunteering for VBS. She believes that every child should be told of their worth in Christ and led to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. She would like to come alongside you as you raise your children to a lifelong love and service to Jesus Christ.    


    misti@fbckerrville.com

  • Thomas Ivey

    student pastor/worship

    Thomas joined the staff in August of 2010 as Student Pastor. Born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma, Thomas felt God's calling to full time ministry in high school. After attending Oklahoma Baptist University, he moved to Tyler Texas. There he met and married his wife Elaine in 1993. They have three children, Megan, Seth & Lindsey. Thomas has been in full time student ministry for 17 years. He is passionate about discipling teenagers and leading them into a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ. Thomas also leads our contemporary worship service at 11:00 on Sunday mornings. He loves to play golf, play guitar and spend as much time as possible hanging out with his family.


    tivey@fbckerrville.com

  • Jane rucker

    office administrator/manager

    Jane joined the office staff in May of 2015 as Office Administrator/Manager. She was born in Amarillo, Texas and raised all over the United States. She accepted Christ as her Savior when she was 9 years old and rededicated her life to Christ when she was 18. Just before beginning high school, her family moved to Conroe, Texas, where she later met and married her husband Jerald in 1983. They moved to Kerrville in 1994 and immediately joined FBC Kerrville and have been worshiping here ever since. God then orchestrated events that led her to accept the office position here at FBC. She has been involved in numerous committees over the course of her being a member here and enjoys serving, singing in the choir, teaching and many other activities. She loves to garden and work in the yard.


    jane@fbckerrville.com

  • Patti Dunks

    EXECUTIVE ADMINSTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    After working 15 years for Kerrville ISD, Patti joined our FBC staff in July of 2007 to become the Administrative Assistant to the Music Minister. Over the years her responsibilities have changed. She especially enjoys working behind the scenes.

    Patti holds an Associates degree in Applied Science in Secretarial Studies.

    She has been married to her husband John, since 1976. They have 3 grown children and 6 wonderful grandchildren.

    Growing up in a Christian home, Patti was involved in her church, church camps and many other activities. She accepted Christ as her Savior when she was 13.

    Patti enjoys camping (especially in Colorado), working outside in her yard and garden, being with her friends and most of all having all her children and grandchildren home for family gatherings!


    patti@fbckerrville.com

  • Renee griffin

    orchestra director/pianist

    Growing up in a godly home and church atmosphere, Renee realized early in life her need for Jesus, and was drawn to serve Him. After graduating from Houston Baptist University, she taught in several Houston area public schools, but most of her ministry has been in actual church-work. She has directed children’s choirs, youth and adult orchestras, and has been pianist in Houston churches. She enjoys composing/arranging Christian songs and piano music, accompanying local band students for their solo contests, and ministering through her Adult Bible Fellowship class to people in need of Christ. Renee and her husband, Jim moved near Ingram in 2006 and now lead a life-group in their home. They have two grown and married sons with godly wives, all in Christian ministries. They have four adorable grandchildren…God leads His dear children along!


    renee@fbckerrville.com