Staff

Senior Pastor

Willis T. Moore Jr.

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Brother Willis was welcomed into the church by a 100% vote on January 20, 2008. 

He and his wife, LeeAnn, were married in December 1987 at Travis Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas.  They have two grown daughters, Caroline and Claire.

Brother Willis' father was a foreign missionary from 1957 to 1971 in Pakistan.  Willis returned to the U.S. from the missionary experience at the age of 15 years old.  He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and previously served in Youth Minister roles in El Dorado, Arkansas, at Windsor Baptist Church in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, and at Travis Baptist Church in Corpus Christi.  Prior to joining FBC Odem, Willis served as the Pastor at Hillside Baptist Church in Camden, Arkansas.

Brother Willis is known for his outreach and visitation activities, and can be found frequently making visits at the surgical centers, hospitals and other care facilities in support of his flock.  He is a talented singer and plays the piano.  He enjoys golf, motorcycling,  and spending time with his family.  Favorite family activities include camping in the Texas hill country or enjoying a day at the beach.

Brother Willis will tell you that he loves the book of Romans, and that Romans 12:3 is his life scripture.  His favorite hymn is "It Is Well With My Soul".

We invite you to join us and to get to know Pastor Willis Moore.




Youth Minister

Robert Velasquez

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Robert Velasquez joined First Baptist Church of Odem as the Youth Minister in October 2019.  He and his wife, Judith, have three children, ages 8, 5, and 2. Robert has been serving in churches in youth, children, and media for over 20 years (mostly volunteer). He answered God's call to ministry during his senior year in high school and has been working toward it ever since. 

Robert is currently a student at Stark College and Seminary in Corpus Christi, TX working on his bachelor's degree in ministry with the intent to continue straight into his master's degree. 

Some of Robert's favorite youth activities are lock-ins, camp, and paintball. Rumor has it that he will even do the occasional four-day lock-in.




Worship Minister

Ed Green

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Brother Ed is a lifelong resident of Odem and member of FBC Odem.  He has served as the Worship Minister since 1993.




Church Secretary

Tami Pfluger

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Tami Pfluger is a lifelong resident of Odem, and has served as the Church Secretary since January 12, 2016.  




Organist

Marjorie Shackelford

Marjorie has lived in Odem over 60 years, and has served as the church Organist over 40 years.  




Custodian

Olga Gonzalez

Olga Gonzalez is a lifelong resident of Odem, and has served as the Church Custodian since 2008.




Nursery Worker

Josie Hernandez




 
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