Introducing our 2024 Pulpit Supply Pastors:
Randy Bales (Preaching February 18 - March 3):
Pastor Randy grew up on a dairy farm in north central Missouri. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music with a minor in Business Administration at the University of Central Missouri. From there he enrolled in Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX where he earned a Master of Arts in Religious Education. Upon graduation he joined the staff of University Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas as Associate Pastor of Music and Education. In 2002 the church called him to serve as Senior Pastor. He retired from UBC In December 2019 after 33 years of fruitful ministry. He continues ministering as an itinerate preacher in South Texas. He has been married to Peggy for 39 years.They have three children and two grandchildren. They live in New Braunfels, Texas and are active members of First Baptist Church, New Braunfels.
Wiatt Warren (Preaching March 10 & 17):
Wiatt Warren attended Jr College at New Mexico Military Institute Roswell, NM on a football scholarship. Wiatt graduated from University of North Texas also on a football scholarship. Wiatt went to seminary at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before retirement he served in the role of Executive Pastor at the following churches: FBC Bridgeport (for two years during seminary), FBC Quitman, Tx ( 12 years), International Baptist Church Singapore (three years), Hutto Baptist Church (three years), and FBC Wimberley (13 years). In all of these churches he was called on regularly to preach on Sunday mornings as well as Wednesdays. He was also called on to preach at many funerals and performed many weddings. He also had the great privilege to lead countless and varied mission trips. From Singapore I was in leadership for mission trips to Taiwan and the Philippines where we had over 500 professions of faith during our work. From Wimberley he lead the Disaster Relief efforts during the Wimberley floods and our church’s efforts after the Bastrop fire. He also lead eight mission trips to Kenya where we worked with orphanages and lead in annual Pastor Conferences. Peak attendance for these conferences was 275 pastors. Since retiring from full time ministry in 2021 he has been available for pulpit supply, interim work, and mission trips. FBC Scherz has used Wiatt many time while they were searching for their pastor. He and his wife have deployed as needed with SBTC Disaster Relief.
Wiatt is married to Pat Warren - partner in life and ministry for over 50 year and the have two adult children and four grandchildren.