Thomas is our new Sr. Pastor at FBC-FCC. He started serving here in September of 2021. He is a native of Louisiana and has also served in Texas and Tennessee. He has been in the ministry since 1992. He joined us from Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana where he served as the BCM Campus Minister and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Missions & Ministry. He is a graduate of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas,
He has been married to his wife, Kara, (who has been a high school math teacher, Assistant Principal and Academic Counselor) since 2015 and they are blessed with two sons.
Life Verse: “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1: 7-9
Favorite Authors: Tony Evans, Corrie Ten Boom, James Merritt, John MacArthur, John Grisham & Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Series
Favorite TV Shows: Blue Bloods & The Andy Griffith Show
Favorite Movies: Star Wars, Star Trek & To Kill a Mockingbird
Hobbies and Interests: Collecting Lionel “O” gauge model trains & model building, Traveling to historical places and museums. Reading and collecting Bible commentaries, 60 gallon aquarium and watching football: Especially The Dallas Cowboys and The LSU “Fighting” Tigers!
Carey has been with First Baptist since 2014 but previously served churches in Texas and Arkansas. He grew up in Texas and earned his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Seminary. Carey’s wife, Lisa, has been a Kindergarten teacher for over 15 years and is currently teaching in the local school district. They have two children; Nate and Jennifer.
As Associate Pastor, Carey has many duties which include directing Sunday Connection Groups, weekly support groups, Children’s Ministry, Preschool, and Senior Adult ministry. He also oversees the church website, social media, and the business administration of the church.
Education: B.A. Christian Ministry- Missouri Baptist University
Years in Ministry:2
Life Verse:For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.