Staff & leadership


  • LEAD PASTOR - vacant

    We are currently putting together a search team for the role of Senior Pastor/Lead Pastor.  Stay tuned for more information regarding the submission of resumes and prayer initiatives for this process!

  • Youth Minister - Vacant

    We are currently putting together a search team for the role of Senior Pastor/Lead Pastor.  Stay tuned for more information regarding the submission of resumes and prayer initiatives for this process!





  • ESTHER MERRITT OFFICE ASSISTANT

    Esther was born and raised in Sealy, TX by a family of farmers.  She graduated from Sealy High School and met and married Clarence Merritt, a Houston Fire Fighter.  They were married for 46 ½ years, had 2 beautiful daughters who added 2 sons-in-law, 4 beautiful granddaughters and 2 lovable great grandsons.  The Merritt family moved back to Sealy after Clarence retired from the fire department in the mid-1970’s.  Although he passed away in 2005 from cancer, Esther would later say, “The Lord gave Clarence the ultimate healing and took him home.”


    Esther has been a member of our congregation for more than 35 years.  She served as church secretary with a previous minister and furthered her education by obtaining coursework to better-serve the church during that time.  Years later, we were able to talk her into coming out of retirement as a layperson!  She maintains the membership directory and database and assists in keeping the church informed on social media and through the weekly bulletin.  She also assists with the Hospitality Team, preparing meals as needed throughout the year to bless others.

  • TARA BOND fbc kids director

    Tara leads weekly activities for children at FBC.  She has been involved for more than eight years, beginning in the nursery ministry and a recreation ministry cheer-leading team that was hosted at FBC.  Tara is also an integral part of Vacation Bible School each year, leading the recreation team outdoors.  She also serves as a physical education coach in the local school district.  Tara is mom to five children, and wife to Ralph (you will see him listed as a leader below!).

  • Craig forrester chairman of deacons

    Craig serves as Chairman of Deacons, Connect Prayer Group leader, and Trustee at First Baptist Church.  The son of a pastor, he brings a valuable perspective to ministry teams and Pastor Robby on a weekly basis.  Prior to moving to the Forresters moving to Sealy, he served in the United States Marine Corps, where Major Forrester was deployed several times.  A graduate of Texas A&M University, where he met his wife, Becky, he was a member of the Corps of Cadets as an Aggie.  Becky remains involved at FBC in several capacities, most recently as a member of a property exploratory team.  Together, the Forresters have three children, Jenna, William, and Jake.

  • Ralph Bond Building & grounds director

    Ralph has extensive experience in operations and management in oil & gas and chemical industries.  This experience has allowed him to serve as Director of Building & Grounds Ministries, Assistant Treasurer, and as a member of the Deacon Ministry.  His wife, Tara, has served in ministry with Team Kids Ministry for more than eight years.  The Bond family includes five children and they are excited to serve at FBC!

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