Senior Pastor

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Dr. Steven Parker

Dr. Parker has been our senior pastor since February 2008.  Prior to serving our congregation, he served as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Cotulla and Community Baptist Church in Dublin and the youth pastor of First Baptist Church of Hawley.  Along the way our pastor earned a Bachelors of Behavioral Science in Applied Theology from Hardin-Simmons University, a Master’s of Divinity from Logsdon Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Read Dr. Parker’s Blog here.

Associate Pastors

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Jose Aguilar

"Joe" Aguilar serves as Pastor for FBCW Español.  Joe has a Bachelor's Degree from Howard Payne University and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Stark College and Seminary in Corpus Christi. Pastor Joe was the first student to earn this degree from SCS’s recently accredited program.

Joe’s free-time is filled by spending time with his wife Blanca, granddaughter Lily, and dog Orbit. He has spent years developing relationships in the Mid-Valley in order to take the love of Jesus to the community.

Raymond Sanchez

Raymond Sanchez has served as the Pastor of Worship and Children's Discipleship at First Baptist Church Weslaco since June 23, 2013.  Raymond has a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Baylor University and is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at Logsdon Seminary.

Recently, Pastor Ray started the We Are One Worship Podcast, has written a few blogs, and is working to make his music available for download. You can subscribe to his youtube channel here.

Read more about Robin's story

Read more about Robin's story

Robin wiley

Robin Wiley currently serves as the Family Minister for First Baptist Church Weslaco since September, 2016.  She oversees the discipleship program for families from children to adults in order to promulgate a community of disciples to serve the Kingdom of God.

Ministerial Support Staff

Cindy Cortez, Office Manager

Cindy has served God’s Kingdom at FBC Weslaco since 2010. She keeps the office going in the right direction and adds levity to weekly staff meetings. If there is a financial need in the church, Cindy finds a way to meet it - probably taking from the music budget.

Andy Garcia, Maintenance Director

Andy, the senior staff member, has served December 1, 1999. He is the first on site in emergency crisis and spends countless hours keeping our almost hundred year old property up to code.

Elizabeth Ramirez, Administrative assistant

“Liz” has served at FBC Weslaco since 2014. In addition to coordinating the church calendar and keeping the church up to date with bulletins and social media posts, Liz helps make First Baptist the place where everybody knows your name. If you have visited FBCW at any time, you have probably encountered the smiling face of our Director of First Impressions!


Bess Knapp Day Care Director

Erica Mata