Grant has been the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church since August 2000. Prior to moving to central Texas, he served in positions as Youth Pastor, Worship Pastor, and Associate Pastor at Southwest Bible Church in Beaverton, OR. As a collaborative leader, Grant devotes his time to creating and casting vision, developing leaders, shepherding the church with our leadership team, and teaching the Bible in a way that enables people to authentically grow in their relationship with Christ.
Grant has his Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary and his doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary where he also serves as an Adjunct Professor in their doctoral program. Grant and his wife Corina have four children: Ashley, Austen, Christiana, and Cameron.
Little known fact: Grant traded in his red sports car for a “family van.” Love involves sacrifice.
Associate Pastor of Ministry Development
Ryan joined Fellowship Bible Church as the Associate Pastor of Ministry Development in October of 2015. Ryan has a passion for making disciples by developing ministries and building leaders through team-based ministry. His responsibilities include small groups, equipping classes and men’s ministry, as well as coaching our ministry directors to best position Fellowship to fulfill our mission and vision for people of all ages.
Prior to moving to Waco, Ryan served on staff as Pastor of Discipleship and Administration at CrossWay Bible Church, Blue Springs, Missouri, and as Minister of Small Groups at Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, TX. Ryan has a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. Prior to vocational ministry, Ryan worked as a business consultant in a corporate setting.
Ryan and his wife, Amber, have three children: Cadence, Colby and Campbell.
Little known fact: Ryan has had two kidney transplants since the age of 19. He feels extremely blessed by his family members who sacrificed so that he could live.
Josef joined Fellowship Bible Church in 2014. Prior to joining Fellowship, he worked in instructional design at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and environmental conservation in the Austin non-profit sector. At Fellowship, Josef is responsible for the operational aspects of the church. Generally, these ‘behind the scenes’ areas include administration, campus development and management, communications, finances, and IT. Josef’s primary ministry interest is planning and building a stronger and more stable trellis for future ministry health and development at Fellowship.
Josef holds an undergraduate degree in International Studies from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in Global Policy Studies from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. Josef and his wife Sarah are originally from San Antonio, and have three amazing kids: Charlotte, Landon, and Philippa, who teach them daily what true joy looks like (as well as the limits of reason and patience) .
Little known fact: Josef lived in Tunisia for one summer, teaching conversational English while finishing his undergraduate degree. Unfortunately, he spent more time and the beach than learning Arabic!
Worship Design Team Leader
Care Ministry Director
Theresa is the Director of Care Ministry at Fellowship. She attended Baylor University where she received both a BA in Psychology and a Doctorate of Psychology (Psych. D.). Retired from 25 years of working in private practice, Theresa is dedicated to building up those in need of soul care, through the various segments of this ministry. Theresa is married to Ray Emerson. She is blessed to have two children and four grandchildren. Her daughter lives with her family in Inman, Kansas and her son lives with his family in Frisco, Texas.
Little known fact: Both Ray and Theresa can claim the title of Dr. Emerson (Ray is a local veterinarian and Theresa has a Doctorate of Psychology).
Women’s Ministry Director
Susan joined the staff of Fellowship Bible Church in February of 2017, as Church Communications Coordinator. On January 1 of 2018, she stepped into the additional role of Interim Director of Women’s Ministry. Originally from Independence, Missouri, she is a graduate of the University of Missouri, with a B.S. of Education, certified in Art K-12. Susan and her husband Rodney moved from the Atlanta area to McGregor in August of 2015 and have been attending Fellowship since September of 2015. Before moving to Texas, she served as Director of FamilyLife Ministry at Mount Pisgah U.M.C. in Johns Creek, Georgia. In that role, she worked extensively with women’s ministry and adult discipleship. Susan looks forward to helping women connect in community and grow in their relationship with the Lord.
Susan and her husband Rodney have a son, Scott, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. They also have a daughter, Hallie, a son-in-law, Greg, and two wonderful grandchildren, Caroline and Samuel, close by in Robinson, Texas.
Little known fact: She enjoys painting, sewing, and exploring The West.
Early Childhood Director
Kimberly Breiner is the Early Childhood Director at Fellowship Bible Church. She and her family moved to Waco from New Jersey in 2016, for her husband to begin a graduate program at Baylor University. Kim graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Cedarville University in 2010, and taught for five years at a Christian School. She is truly passionate about fostering an environment where kids can learn and be nurtured—spiritually and emotionally— and where parents’ can feel involved in the discipling of their children.
Kim and her husband have two boys, Cayden and Micah and a dog, Layla! They enjoy anything outdoors, including running, biking, hiking, and sailing.
Little known fact: Kim loves running long distances, cooking cultural dishes with her husband, being in nature, singing, and being a mom!
Children’s Ministry Director
Elementary | Intermediate (K-6th grade)
Carrie Fulton is the Children’s Director, Elementary-Intermediate, at Fellowship Bible Church. Carrie graduated from Baylor University in 1992, and taught in the public schools for several years. Later, she became a Child Advocate at a domestic violence center. Throughout her experiences, Carrie has led children’s activities on numerous foreign mission trips.
Children’s ministry is very near and dear to Carrie’s heart. She has a passion for providing a loving, safe, yet fun environment that assists parents in raising godly children, so that they may know Christ and begin their lifetime relationship with Him.
Carrie and her husband, Stephen, are blessed with four children: Avery, Anderson, Adelyn, and Aiden.
Little known fact: Carrie LOVES sports! She is never happier than when she is at a football or basketball game. Go CS Cougars, Baylor Bears, and Dallas Cowboys!!!!!
Student Ministries Director
Nathan serves as the Student Ministries Director, overseeing the ministries for students in the 7th through 12th grades. Born and raised in Texas, Nathan grew up attending Fellowship Bible Church. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, and is currently moving towards pursuing a Master’s Degree, looking to attend seminary in the fall. His past experience includes, youth leader at Grace Bible church, counselor, worship leader, and program director at Frontier Camp, Grapeland, TX, and most recently served as Student Ministries Intern at Fellowship. Nathan’s strategy for ministry is “to simply live out his faith in God, and inspire students to do so as well. Challenging them to grow deep, and to branch out!”
If you ask Nathan, he is single…which he is. However, he really is a double, having been born a twin. He enjoys playing disc golf, is known to play sports of any kind, and loves an intense game of chess.
Little known fact: Nathan has had two knee surgeries, one shoulder surgery, and has broken both of his collar bones, though not at the same time!
Jennifer began her work at Fellowship in April of 2013. Prior to her current position, she worked as an Administrative Assistant at First United Methodist, Hewitt. Jennifer has worn many hats including working as a pharmacy technician and an independent beauty consultant. Her versatility, insights and organizational skills help Fellowship Bible Church run smoothly.
She and her husband Donald have been members of Fellowship Bible since 2011. They live outside of Moody with their four-legged “fur baby”, Sugar. Jennifer enjoys reading, puzzles, baking, college sports and relaxing on her back porch.
Little known fact: Jennifer has never broken a bone; however in 2006, she was a bone marrow donor. She encourages others to sign-up for the National Marrow Donor program.
Jo Anna Booth
Jo Anna Booth has been an Administrative Assistant at Fellowship Bible since 2010. Prior to coming to Fellowship, she was an administrative assistant for her husband in the branch office of Sentra Securities Corporation until his death in 2005. From 2005 to 2010, Jo Anna was an Administrative Assistant for the First Assembly of God Church, Waco, TX. Her personal philosophy is, “do unto others, as you would have them do unto you,” and “the more you do, the more you can do,” and vise versa. She believes it is important for her to be strong in God’s Word, having it deep in her heart.
Jo Anna loves to read and spend time with her family.
Little known fact: She is known for making the best Chicken Pot Pie, and a baker of pies and cookies, but not cakes. She really doesn’t like cake, but loves corn bread.
Childcare Ministry Coordinator
Renee and her husband Jason have been married since 2004 and have 3 children. She started attending Fellowship with her family in 2017. Renee attended North Central Technical College in 2005 and graduated from their nursing assistant program. Renee has been the Childcare Ministry Coordinator since August 2018. With many years of experience working in nursery and being a leader in VBS, Renee was comfortably able to transition into her new role as coordinator.
Little known fact: Renee’s husband lovingly calls her “Eener” which is Renee spelled backwards.
Debbie and her husband, Andy, relocated to Waco in 2018 from the Memphis, TN area. She began working at Fellowship in April, 2019. Debbie graduated from the University of Memphis and taught middle school English for several years, later serving as a bookkeeper and office administrator for Andy’s computer business. Just prior to moving to Waco, she worked as an administrative assistant at First Baptist Church in Collierville, TN. She was also a Jazzercise instructor for 18 years. They have 2 daughters, Alyssa, who lives with her husband in Broken Arrow, OK, and Nora, who lives with her husband in Athens, TN, and 2 furbabies, Ellie and Mae.
Little known fact: Debbie played soccer for over 25 years, enjoying playing in adult co-ed (with Andy) and women’s leagues until her late 30’s, when her third severe ankle sprain convinced her it was time to retire.
Kids Welcome Coordinator
Cindy has been actively involved in the Children’s Ministry since 2010. She is married to Dave and they have 4 children, Lillie, Kaija, Eli, and Ainsley. Her family has led various Family Worship nights and Wednesday evening activities. She has a passion for children and their desire to love the Lord. She has a double undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology. Cindy has been a homeschooling mom for the past 15 years and has spent numerous hours coaching soccer or teaching American Girl classes. Originally from Upstate New York, they have also lived in Minnesota and California before moving to Waco. In her free time, she enjoys family activities, musicals, sports and naps.
Born in South Korea and raised in the States, Hayoung started attending Fellowship Bible Church in 2011. She began working on staff in May of 2018, right before her transition from high school to Baylor University. Her responsibilities include generating visual graphic concepts for ministries and their events and facilitating social media accounts.
Currently, Hayoung is studying Communication Sciences and Disorders with a concentration in speech pathology, hoping to eventually become a speech therapist. Creating art and serving alongside the church have always been an integral part of Hayoung’s life, so serving Fellowship through graphic design is always a great joy! Aside from her love of visual arts, Hayoung is passionate about writing, classical music, Spotify playlist-making, urban missions, Old Testament theology, bread baking, and tea.
Little Known Fact: Aside from being fluent in English and Korean, Hayoung has some experience reading and interpreting Biblical Hebrew.
Veronica is originally from Mexico, but has lived in Waco since 1982. She has been a member at Fellowship for over 21 years, and began working at the church over 11 years ago. She has 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren. She has been involved in Precepts Bible Study for many years and when she is not working, you can find her studying her Bible in both English and Spanish and working on her Precepts homework.
Little Known Fact: Veronica travels twice a year to serve on missions trips to Mexico.
Sharl Sherwin Hospitality Coordinator
Sharl serves as the Hospitality Coordinator at Fellowship. She and her family started attending FBC shortly after they moved to the Waco area in August 2016. Sharl has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Texas Women’s University and has worked as a church Administrative Assistant and as the Database Administrator for Meals On Wheels of Collin County. She also serves in several volunteer roles for her son James’ activities, including: Boy Scouts Merit Badge Counselor, Choir Boosters and the PTSA at his school. Sharl is married to her best friend, Steve, and they are blessed to have two amazing sons, Jacob and James. She likes to spend her free time baking, gardening, and watching movies.
Little known facts: She loves Roller Skating and has been skating since she was 3 years old. She is also an avid British History buff.
Yenna Park Web Design Assistant
Yenna began working at Fellowship in September, 2019.
She is from Flower Mound, Texas, and is currently attending Baylor University as a University Scholar concentrating in Elementary Education and Psychology. In the future, she hopes to teach and then advance toward either an administration or curriculum and instruction position. Her long-term goal is to build schools for low-income areas and ensure they receive equal opportunities as elsewhere.
Yenna is the oldest of three kids (two younger brothers) and also has two dachshunds at home. She has had experience designing websites for school projects, and actively works in the summer and throughout the year tutoring children. Her hobbies include listening to music, bullet journalling, calligraphy, playing the violin, and drinking too much boba tea. She loves to work with children and enjoyed helping with VBS during her time in Brownsville, TX.
Little known fact: She is a first generation Baylor student! Sic ’em!
Jennifer Ables Live Wires Team Leader
Jennifer has served in many different roles in children’s ministry since giving her life to the Lord in 2003. She also has been a hairstylist since 1997 and now owns and operates her own salon. Jennifer has been married to her best friend and high school sweetheart, Josh, since 1998. Jennifer and her husband have four children Kayley, Trey, Alex and Amaya.
Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, investing in others, Lady Bears basketball, Baylor soccer, cooking and crafts of all kinds.
Little known fact: Jennifer once broke both of her legs at one time while playing on playground equipment only to break another leg on a piece of playground equipment the following year!