Ryan Dobbs, Senior Pastor
Ryan Dobbs is a passionate communicator Biblical truth and a dedicated advocate for religious liberty, global justice, the sanctity of life, and the rule of law. As a pastor, evangelist, author, speaker, and ministry leader, Ryan seeks to influence the church and culture as he preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ and proclaims the truth of God’s Word.
Ryan serves as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Tom Bean, the founder and President of Discipleworks International, and the founder and Executive Director of Revival in America Ministries, organizations focused on making disciples and making a difference throughout the world. He is the author of several books, including Living with Purpose and Passion and The Time Is Now, which was endorsed by such influential Christian leaders as Randy Alcorn and Dr. Robert Jeffress. Ryan’s first work of fiction, a novel entitled Redemption, was released in February of 2016.
After completing a portion of his undergraduate work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ryan graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Religion. Believing more pastors and Christian leaders need a deeper understanding of the law and government—particularly related to religious liberty, the sanctity of life, global justice, and the rule of law—Ryan enrolled in the joint degree program at Regent University, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he completed both a Juris Doctor and Master of Arts degree.
Ryan is married to Sarah, who is a teacher and director of children’s ministry; together they will welcome their first child, a daughter, in October of 2019. When not working in ministry, Ryan enjoys traveling, reading, coaching baseball, playing the piano and guitar, writing music, trying new restaurants, visiting historic landmarks, and spending time with family and friends.
Ron Hamilton, Executive Pastor
Ron is a lifetime member of FBC Tom Bean. He has been a deacon since 1983 and has taught the adult Sunday School class for the past 25 years. Ron holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from East Texas State University. He retired from Texas Instruments in 1992 with 25 years of service. He retired from Child Protective Services in 2008 with 17 years of service. Ron currently resides in Sherman, Texas, with his wife Patricia. They have three daughters and seven grandchildren. Ron enjoys gardening, woodworking, and wood carving.
Bert Townsend, Associate Pastor
Bert has been a member of FBC Tom Bean for over 30 years. He serves as an Elder and has been actively involved with the children and youth ministries since coming to Tom Bean. Bert holds an MBA in Management Science (Statistics) from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelors Degree in Management from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He retired from Texas Instruments/MEMC Southwest after 34 years working in different levels of management in their Silicon Manufacturing operations. He earned his teaching certificate and taught Special Needs children for the McKinney ISD, working with Autistic students in grades 3-5. Bert is also involved in the community, having served 3 terms on the local school board. He lives in Tom Bean with his wife Barbara, also an active member of the church. They have two daughters, one son-in-law, and one grandson. He enjoys crafts, and reading when he has time.