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Senior Pastor
Dr. Criner has served First Bellville since August 2012 as her Senior Pastor.
His wife of over 12 years, Abigail, is an accomplished photographer and member of the Praise Team. Her most favorite role is that of mother to Adele (7), Ruth (5), and Talitha (4).
One of his favorite verses is Acts 20:24 in which Paul says 
“I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”
Associate Pastor for Youth and Discipleship
I have served First Bellville since April 2017 with my wife Logan. We have 2 children, Landry Kate and Briggs. I grew up in Sonora, TX and still refer to that place often as home.
One of my favorite things about being in ministry is the joy I take away from seeing someone become a disciple of Jesus.  It never gets old and the passion never wanes.  
Lead Worship Minister
Mike has been the Lead Worship Minister at First Bellville since May 2006.
Mike is a native to the Austin County area, but prior to serving in this role, Mike served for ten years in a Christian Country Music Ministry called Calvary Cowboys. 
Mike is married to his lovely wife Tammy, and they have two children Mackenzie and Clint.
Children’s Coordinator
Billie-Jo has served at First Bellville since June 2009. She leads our AWANA program, and Children’s Sunday School program, and child-care volunteers. She is the warm face you will meet on a Sunday morning to take care of your babies!
She is married to husband David, who owns 4 Hometown Hardware stores in the area, with 3 children, son Wyatt, and daughters, Neelie and Madison. The family is involved in rodeos and community events throughout the year.
Assistant to Senior Pastor and Financial Assistant
April and her husband Roy have been married for 20+ years. They have three children, Allison (1998), RJ (1999) and Ben (2004). They moved their family to Bellville/Sealy in 2009. Her children attend school in Bellville and are very involved in sports. In her spare time, April can found at one of her children’s sporting events.
April started working for First Bellville in 2012. She loves what she does here, the loving congregation and her wonderful coworkers.
Delores and her husband, Gregg have lived in Brenham for 8 years and have lived in many places over their 40 plus years of marriage. They have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.
Delores has served FBC Bellville twice as church secretary. Her first service was from May 2010 till August 2012, at which time she left to join her husband in Houston for a short term job of 1 ½ year. In February of 2014, Gregg returned to his job in Brenham, with Delores following home in March. Upon settling back in, the secretarial job at FBC became available. Loving the work and the congregation at FBC, she reapplied for the position and was hired again in April of 2014. She has lovingly served this congregation since then and intends to stay until she retires.