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 six 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.


You can check out his personal writings at:

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.  

Vacant - Minister of Families

First Baptist Church, Center TX, is seeking a Minister to Families with a focus on preschool and children, adult leadership and parents in those areas. This is a recently created position with great possibilities for the right person! 

We average around 100 children on Wednesday nights. Our VBS had over 200 last summer! We are seeking a person who will be able to focus on reaching, connecting, and ministering to the families of kids aged 0-6th grade.

This minister will share responsibility with the ministry team for the spiritual development and outreach life of a dynamic congregation located in East Texas. The person should be interested in working in a team environment with other staff and lay leadership in developing preschool and children's Sunday school environments, and other opportunities. He/She should be gifted in leading volunteer leaders, kids, and parents. 

Please submit your resume with a cover letter, and references to: Pastor Bobby Bressman at

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 parents to Noah Keese. They look forward to raising a child to know and follow the Lord.