NATHAN PRUETT- Senior Pastor

My name is Nathan Pruett and this is my second go around here in Ballinger, TX. My wife, Tiffany, and I are excited to be back in the great metropolis. God has taken us a lot of places in the last 10 years and added two little people to our family,  Parker and Deacon. I love working out, reading, origami, and watching movies. I'm an avid eater of breakfast and a contemplative at heart. Come give us a try here at First Baptist Church. I promise you won't regret it. If you want to chat feel free to email me at

Ryan Matlock - Family Minister

My name is Ryan and I am excited about what God is doing in Ballinger TX. My Wife Melissa and I moved to Ballinger at the beginning of November 2017. We have three beautiful children two of which were adopted from Bulgaria and then the Lord thought it would be fun for us to get pregnant. Now we have a sweet baby girl. I have served in full time ministry for about 6 ½ years and I am always blown away by the goodness of God! I am looking forward to meeting your family and getting to know each of you. We want to be your church family, so come worship with us and join in on what God is doing in your community through the ministry of First Baptist Church! Do you have questions? Want to talk? Shoot me an email and let’s get acquainted.

MARTHA BROWN- Worship Pastor

When my husband, Bob, and I retired and moved to Ballinger, I came back home.  I was born in Ballinger, grew up in Ballinger, attended Ballinger schools before leaving for college, service in several churches in Texas, and business endeavors.   Bob and I have five sons, four daughters-in-law, two daughters, one son-in-law, sixteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  We are blessed.  Because I believe that music is one of God’s greatest gifts to mankind, I look forward to an exciting “music time” with our great Christian community.  I hope you will come and join with us as we ‘enter into His presence’ with music.  Oh yes, one more thing:  I am a die-hard Bearcat.

Melody GaLlant - Ministry Assistant 

HI I am Melody. Married to Lance Galant for 13 years. I have three children and two grandchildren. I love spending time with my family, watching movies and making memories! 

Ben Ramon - Spanish ministry

Ben is the newest member of our ministry team. Ben is dedicated to serving and discipling our Spanish speaking community in Ballinger. Ben has served in Spanish Ministry for 30 years serving in Texas and Mexico. Ben is a spirit filled man of God who loves to share his heart with others.

Ben es el miembro más nuevo de nuestro equipo de ministerio. Ben se dedica a servir y discipular a nuestra comunidad de habla español en Ballinger. Ben ha servido en el Ministerio español durante 30 años sirviendo en Texas y México. Ben es un hombre de Dios lleno de espíritu que ama compartir su corazón con los demás.

Jennifer Bagley - Custodian