About Us

Who We Are

Our services are uplifting and engaging. Our worship service includes both hymns and contemporary Christian songs.

We are proud to be a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church.

We offer hearing equipment for those that need it.

Staff

Stewart Sherrill
Lead Pastor

Stewart comes to Hobbs with a thirty year background in business. Before being called to attend seminary and pastor FBC Hobbs, he worked in the insurance business as a corporate trainer for the largest auto insurance company in the U.S.

Stewart attended Dallas Theological Seminary. While in seminary he served as the Men’s Ministry Coordinator for RMBC of Prosper, Texas. After serving in this capacity, he became the Associate Pastor for FBC Prosper where he served until becoming Senior Pastor at FBC Hobbs in August 2015.

Stewart has been married to his beautiful wife Nancy since 1985, has two daughters, two son-in-laws, and six grandkids. He loves to hunt, fish, play basketball, and hike.

Stewart has a passion for seeing people come to faith in Christ and having their lives changed by the power of God working through them.

Larry Wood
Worship Pastor

I have been leading our Worship team here at First Baptist since January of 2019. I have a passion for worship, that I want to share each service with you.

It is all about the cross, it is all about Jesus and what he done for us. He has made the way for all of us. We are nothing without him, we are broken and desperate and our soul longs to be with him. Let’s make famous the name of Jesus and make him the spotlight of our praise.

I have been married to my wife Sandy since 2008. We are active with our church family that we love and have beautiful friendships. We share a big beautiful family with 6 children and 13 grandchildren! This is where our spare time is enjoyed and spent most with.

KC Peoples
Youth Pastor

KC brought to FBC Hobbs experience working with the Pais International organization in Midland, Texas. There he served one year as a Pais Apprentice with First Baptist Midland and then two years as a Pais Team Leader with the Crestview Baptist Youth Department. He has served as the Undergrounds Youth Pastor since 2016.

KC married his wife Kaitlyn in August 2017, and they have a son Josiah Layne together. KC and Kaitlyn enjoy traveling adventures with their dog Annie.

KC brings a lot of energy, originality and passion to the FBC Staff. His greatest strength is mentoring students in their faith and teaching them to follow Christ offering Coffee and Conversation and Bible Nerds every Monday and Thursday!

Kristin Wooley
Children's K-5 Director

Kristin grew up in Weatherford, TX where she graduated from Weatherford High School and attended Weatherford College.  After meeting and marrying her husband, Anthony, there, they moved to Boerne, TX where they lived before moving to Hobbs in February 2018.  They began attending FBC Hobbs and joined that same year.

Kristin came to know the Lord at age 8 and felt the call to ministry at age 17. She has volunteered in children's ministry extensively at the past churches she's attended, loving the awe and wonder of children learning about who Jesus is and making the decision to trust Him. 

After becoming the Elementary Director and teaming with Rebecca, Kristin looks forward to continuing the work at FBC Hobbs, ministering to children and their families, rooted in the truth and knowledge of Jesus.

Kristin married her amazing husband Anthony in 2010 and they will be celebrating 10 years of marriage this year in May (2020).  Together they have 4 beautiful daughters ages 6 to 2 months.  Kristin enjoys a number of hobbies including cooking, thrift shopping, and reading, plus a good road trip every now and again.

Rebecca Hughes
Preschool Director

Rebecca Hughes, a native of Abilene, Texas, has lived in Hobbs since 2015. She and her family became part of the FBC family that same year. 

Rebecca is a former middle school English teacher with a Bachelor's degree from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master's degree from West Texas A&M University.  While her background is in education, she has volunteered in children's ministry since she was in the youth group. Her current role in children's ministry allows her to use her education and work experiences to share the love of Christ with children and their families.

Rebecca married her husband Michal in 2004, and they have four daughters together. Rebecca and Michal enjoy outdoor adventures with their girls and their dog.

Jim Fry
Office Manager

Jim & his bride, Peggy, have been a part of the Hobbs Community since 2007 and have a son, Kevin (27), daughter, Megan (29) who is married to Stephan Lopez and together have their granddaughter, Verity Lopez. Jim and Peggy met in Germany while Jim was in the Air Force and Peggy was teaching kindergarten at the Christian school. They were married in the Germany courthouse on 2 Dec 1998 and again on 30 Dec 1988 in their local church. Yes, they have 2 wedding certificates!

His hobbies are family, traveling, trains, and yard work.

He retired from the US Air Force after 27 years where he completed his degrees in Supply Chain Management and Human Resources. He also has an associate degree in General Sciences. Prior to Jim working for FBC Hobbs, Jim worked for Enrichment Technology, a Dutch based company, for 12 years and worked in Eunice and Idaho Falls.

Jim started working at FBC in October of 2019 and considers this a ministry more than a job. FBC is Peggy and Jim’s extended family.

Dan Bryan
Technical Director
& Sound Engineer

I grew up in Michigan before moving to New Mexico in 1994. In 2000, I relocated to Hobbs where I took over as the owner of The Counseling Center, an outpatient mental health service. I have been a semi professional musician most of my life. I came to First Baptist Church at the start of 2020 and enjoy working with the worship team and helping improve the quality of the worship each Sunday.

My hobbies include hunting and fishing. When I have time, I also enjoy flying airplanes.

I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social work from Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in the same field from Western Michigan University. One who enjoys learning, I also have 2 associate degrees in music.

Susan Francis
Financial Secretary

I was born and raised in Artesia, NM before moving to Hobbs in 1976. James and I were married in 1976 and together we raised 3 wonderful children. Our joy these days are the 12 grandchildren given us by our children. Never a dull, (or quiet), moment in the Francis home! First Baptist has been our home church since June 1981. In 2001, I started working as the Financial Secretary for the Church.

My hobbies revolve around my family. We love visiting and having children and grandchildren over whenever possible! We have been involved in several ministries since joining the church which we enjoy.

My Bachelor’s Degree is in Accounting from New Mexico State University.

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Services

Sunday

Small Group Sunday School

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Worship Hour

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Wednesday

Underground Youth, Meal, & Worship

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Adult Bible Study

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Beliefs

Affiliation

FBC Hobbs is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention and our beliefs align with the doctrinal positions outlined in the SBC 2000 Faith and Mission message. The following statements are the primary theological views our church.

Church

A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local congregation of baptized believers who exercise their spiritual gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seek to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.

Scripture

The Holy Bible was written by men, divinely inspired, and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy.

Last Things

God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment. The righteous in their resurrected and glorified bodies will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.

God

There is only one true and holy God who is the creator and sovereign over all creation. This eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future.

Missions

It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.

Man

Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. God created mankind both male and female as the crowning work of His creation. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan man transgressed the command of God and fell from his original innocence. As descendants of Adam, mankind is sinful by nature and action, and therefore in need of God’s grace if he is to have a relationship with His creator.

Stewardship

God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual. Christians are under obligation to serve Christ with their time, talents, and material possessions; and should recognize all these are entrusted to them to use for the glory of God and for helping others.

Salvation

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.

Family

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. Marriage is God's unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God's pattern for marriage. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents.

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