Dr. Todd Pylant
Todd Pylant joined FBC Benbrook as Pastor in October 2004. He has pastored churches in San Angelo and Waco, and served on staff as Minister to Young Families in Augusta, Georgia before joining FBC Benbrook. He holds degrees from Baylor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Bethel Seminary. Todd and Kelli have three children: Bailey, Cade, and Ainsley. Learn more about his books and writings at Word of God Speak.
Dr. Gary Waller
Pastor of Administration and Education
Gary Waller came to the staff of FBC in 2005. He served as professor of administration and dean of distance learning at Southwestern Seminary from 1984-2006. In August of 2006 he assumed the position of Vice President of Learning Management and Co-Founder of Rockbridge Seminary. He has doctorates from Southwestern and University of North Texas. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Baylor University. He has been a full-time staff member at 3 churches in Ft Worth and one in Waco. He has been interim at churches in Arlington, Dallas, and Grapevine. He and his wife Cindy are from Ft Worth both graduating from Castleberry High School. They have 2 daughters and 6 grandsons.
Dr. Oscar Dressler
Minister of Music
Oscar Dressler is originally from Argentina and has been serving in our music ministry for twenty years. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is a tenured full-professor of music and department head at Tarrant County College, South campus. He is a concert pianist and has performed recitals and worship concerts in South America, Europe and the USA. He and his wife, Cristina have 2 children, Rocio and Mathias.
Minister to Children
Shera Clowdus joined the staff of FBC Benbrook as Children’s Minister in July 2018. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Christian Studies and a Masters Degree in Children’s Ministry from Dallas Baptist University. Shera grew up at Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church in Dallas, where she was called to the ministry and also served as the Assistant Children’s Minister. She has a passion for sharing the love of Jesus with children, as well as a heart for missions, serving in Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize.
Tim TuckerContemporary Worship Leader and Minister to Students
Tim Tucker came to FBC Benbrook as Contemporary Worship Leader in October of 2012. In addition, he began serving as the Minister to Students in June of 2015.He and his wife, Sarah, have been married since December of 2008. They have three children: Olivia, Emma, and Charlotte. Tim is earning his BA from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Administrative Ministry Associate
Sherri Halyard has been a member here at FBC Benbrook since 2003, and has been on-staff as Education Secretary since the April of 2013. In January of 2016, she stepped into the role of Administrative Ministry Associate. She is involved in the Children’s Ministry here, teaching first and second grade Sunday School and working in the AWANA Clubs. She and her husband, Cody, are both graduates of Texas A&M University. They have four children: Colin, Cailyn, Kiera and Kian. Sherri has a passion for people, and enjoys fellowship with and ministering to the families here at FBC.
Education Ministry Associate
Kim McMillen has been a member of FBC Benbrook since 2004. Her husband Jason is a graduate of Texas A&M University. They have been married 20 years and have one child, Emily. Kim enjoys working outside in her flower beds and spending time with her family. She has been involved in the nursery and in VBS along with her daughter Emily.
Child Care Coordinator
Liz Lyngle has been a member of FBC Benbrook since 2012. She and her husband, Lannis, have been married since 2009 and have one daughter, Landry Grace. Liz has always had a passion for working with children, and has been involved with the AWANA program and VBS here at First Baptist Church since becoming a member. In January of 2016 she took over the position of Child Care Coordinator and continues to be amazed at how God is blessing her through that opportunity.