Bobby Bressman - Pastor

Bobby grew up in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and received degrees from Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Bobby and his family have been in ministry for since 1986, serving in churches in Oklahoma and Texas. He and his wife Rachael’ have been married twenty four years and have two children (Bobby Wayne and Baylea Jane).

Bobby’s heart-felt desire for ministry is seeing things happen through God’s people that are incredible. He enjoys developing relationships with people of all ages. He loves energizing and developing teams to do ministry and, as a result, seeing God work through ordinary people to accomplish things that are life changing! He believes that God will bless those who are ready to receive His blessings and are willing to take care of His people.

His heart for ministry is reaching people for Christ; getting people connected to other Christians; helping them develop in their faith; challenging the growing Christians to discover their ministries and to honor God with their lives.


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David Mathis - Associate pastor Worship/ Education

  David grew up in a pastor’s home and so, early on, was able to observe the unique joys and challenges of a minister’s life. David gave his life to Jesus Christ at the age of eleven and as a young college music student was called to full time Christian service. 

     David earned his Bachelor of Music from Houston Baptist University in 1985, then continued his education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, earning his Masters of Church Music in 1989.

     He has served as Minister of Worship in a number of Baptist churches, often serving in additional areas of Youth, Outreach, Education, Senior Adults, and Spanish Language Ministry.

     David recently celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary with his wife Barbara.  They have two daughters - Claire, an educator who lives in Houston and Caroline, a fashion model who lives in New York City.

      In his spare time David enjoys reading, walking, composing, and collecting.  

Stephanie Cline - Minister of Families

Stephanie grew up in Baytown, TX where she made her profession of faith and was baptized. She met her husband Corey while attending ETBU.

Stephanie and Corey are excited about her being called to Center, TX – continuing the obedience of following God’s call.


Stephanie earned her Bachelors with a concentration in youth and Christian Education and minor in Children music from East Texas Baptist University, then continued her education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, earning her Masters with a concentration in Childhood development in 2016. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Christian Education.


God called Stephanie to children’s ministry her junior year of high school. Ever since her calling, Stephanie pursues the ministry with passion, and seeks to lead children to Christ, while laying spiritual foundations as they mature into adolescence and eventually adulthood. She has served in a variety of children’s ministry related positions in a number of Baptist churches in Texas, as well as currently serving as children and student minister in Louisiana. She is also currently an adjunct professor for women’s ministry and Teaching Assistant at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Tyler Keese - Associate Pastor Youth  & Administration

Tyler grew up in Mount Enterprise, TX where he made his profession of faith and was baptized. He met his wife Emily while attending ETBU.

Tyler and Emily love students and are really excited to serve here in Center, TX.

Tyler earned his Bachelors of Arts in Religion with a concentration in youth and Christian Education from East Texas Baptist University in 2014.

God called Tyler to youth ministry his freshman year of college. Ever since his calling, Tyler has energetically pursued ministry, and seeks to lead students to Christ, while pushing them to live out their own relationship with Christ to prepare them for the early stages of becoming an adult. He has served in several student ministry related positions in a number of Baptist churches and organizations in Texas.

Outside of ministry, Tyler has a slight obsession with the Dallas Cowboys. 

Tyler and Emily are also new parents to a beautiful baby boy, Noah Keese. They look forward to raising a child to know and follow the Lord.