David Lindow - Senior Pastor
Pastor David Lindow is a native born Texan reared in the southeast town of Vidor, Texas. His undergraduate work was done at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. While attending the university, David met and married his wife, Lisa. He completed the Master of Divinity program at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary while serving the First Baptist Church of Possum Kingdom as Minister of Students and Music. God called David here to First Baptist Church of Universal City in 1992 as the Minister of Youth and Young Singles. In 1996, he was moved by the church to the position of Associate Pastor and later that same year, upon the retirement of Pastor Tommy Grozier, was called as the interim pastor. Eight months later he was determined to be God's called undershepherd for First Baptist. While serving here at FBCUC, God has gifted David and Lisa with the adoption of two girls, Kalli and MiKayla. Apart from his love for the Father, his family, and church, Pastor David is an avid sailor and woodworker. His recently completed project was a 22 foot cat-ketch rigged sailboat named Sophia. His life verse comes from Psalm 84:7, "They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion."
Bryan Cash - Executive Pastor
Bryan was born in Sherman, Texas. He grew up in a minister’s home and felt his own call to the ministry at the age of 20. He graduated from East Texas Baptist College in Marshall, Texas, earning a Business degree. He went on to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where, over time, he would eventually earn two degrees and finish with a Doctor of Educational Ministry degree. Bryan married Carol after meeting at East Texas Baptist College. He went home to see Carol’s parents one weekend and her father, who had been out catching shrimp as a hobby that day, had arrived home with 300 lbs. of shrimp. Bryan said he loves shrimp so much that he got down on his knee and asked Carol to marry him right then! They have two sons, Jordan and Jared, who have also been called to the ministry. He began serving on our staff in 1997. Bryan is always rooting for the Dallas Cowboys and San Antonio Spurs! In fact, he seems to be able to frequently work the Cowboys into his sermons somehow! One of his favorite verses is Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”
Charles Colvin - Minister of Worship
I was born in Cleveland, TX and live on a sawmill the first 18 years of my life. I was saved at 7 years of age and called into the ministry around 16 years of age. I attended Houston Baptist University and received my Bachelor of Arts in Christianity and Music with applied voice. I served my first church my freshman year (1972) in college as a part-time associate of youth ministry at West University Baptist Church in Houston. The summer after my freshman year, I became the summer youth and youth music minister at Oakridge Baptist Church in Spring, Texas. The church called me as part-time youth and youth music minister year round and I served there for 3 years. After graduation, the church called me as full-time youth, youth music and recreation director. I left for seminary after 8 months in this position. I received my Master of Church Music Degree in 1978, having served Meadowlane Baptist Church. I began as youth and youth music minister and became Music and Youth minister. While at this church, Billie and I met and married. Upon graduation, we were called to Immanuel Baptist Church in Odessa, Tx and served there 3 years as Music and Youth Minister. We were then called to College Hills Baptist Church in San Angelo, TX. I was the Music and Youth Minister for over 7 years. During this time, our sons, Jeremy and Joel were born. In 1988, First Baptist Church of Universal City called me as Minister of Music and Youth. In 1992, the church called David Lindow as Minister of Youth and Single Adults and moved me to Minister of Music and Senior Adults. In 1996, I became the Minister of Worship and have served in this capacity since. Billie and I enjoy water sports, physical fitness, playing table games, home building and repair, being with our kids and grandkids, fellowshipping and serving. My favorite Bible verses are John 3:16, John 14:1-6.
Scott Blevins - Minister to Young & Median Adults & Assimilation
I was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. I felt the call to ministry at age 18. I graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma, earning an applied ministry degree in Youth Ministry. I went on to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where I earned a masters degree in Educational Ministry. My wife Leah and I were married in 1996. We have three children named Zachary, Abigail, and Eden. I began serving on our staff at FBCUC in 2009. One of my favorite life verses is "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight" Proverbs 3:5-6.
Jim Lokey - Minister of Students
Jim began serving as Minister of Students and Recreation at FBC in October 2007. He and his wife Jen have two sons named Hudson and Caleb. Jim received his Bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and his Master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His favorite Bible verse is Psalm 16:8.
Teri Flynn - Administrator of First Baptist Academy
Teri Flynn graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas with a B.S. in Elementary Education, Kindergarten Endorsement, and Reading Specialization. She later received her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Wichita State University with an emphasis on Reading and Character Building through the Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23). She has been involved in education for over thirty years in public schools, private Christian schools, and home schools, working with students from kindergarten to 12th grade. Her husband and best friend, Ross, retired from the United States Air Force and works as an independent consultant on a part-time basis. Her passion for this ministry is driven by her love for Jesus and His children and the joy she has known with her own two children who started preschool here. She currently loves serving on staff at First Baptist Church, Universal City, as the administrator of First Baptist Academy -where the Father is Equipping (Eph. 6:10-20) and Empowering (Gal. 4:6; 5:22-23) His Children to Go (Mt. 28:18-20)!
Juan Graciamaria - Spanish Ministry Pastor
Steve Miller - Associate Minister of Missions Ministry
Steve was born in Wichita, Kansas and was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He served in the United States Air Force for 30 years and as a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton for 7 years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech. He went on to earn Master of Arts from Central Michigan University and a Master of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife KaJean have three children (Krista, Lindsey, and Nathan). They also have three grandchildren. He began serving on our staff in 2012. His philosophy for missions is making the Gospel visible for every people group worldwide. His favorite Bible verses are Philippians 4:13 and Psalm 16:8.
Charles Fannin - Associate Minister of Senior Adult Ministry
Charles has been serving as the Associate Minister of Senior Adults since 2007. He and his wife Carolyn have been married over 50 years and they have two daughters named Lisa and Laurie. They also have 4 grandchildren. Charles served for 50 years as a Pastor and 5 years as a Hospital Chaplian. He received his Bachelor’s degree from East Texas Baptist University and a Master of Divinty from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Jim Cagle - Associate Minister of Pastoral Care
Having grown up in the southern Illinois town of Marion, Jim came to Texas to attend Baylor University. Following graduation Jim joined the Navy and served 5 years most of that time as a medical technologist at the hospital in Key West, Fl. It was while in Key West that Jim accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior then followed the Lord’s call to serve Him in the Christian education ministry. After receiving his Master’s degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Jim served as Minister of Education at Baptist Temple in Victoria, First Baptist Church Universal City and Crossroads Baptist Church in San Antonio. God opened a new ministry to Jim for the next 25 years as a teacher and administrator in Christian schools. He retired from Bracken Christian School in Bulverde where he served for nine years as Secondary Principal. He and his wife, Linn, have five grown children and seven grandchildren.
Anthony Owens - Associate Minister of College & 20's Singles Ministry
My name is Anthony Owens. I hold a Bachelors of Science in Biology from UT San Antonio. I also have a Masters of Science in Biology from UT San Antonio. My wife Cynthia and I were married in 2004. We have two children named Kallie Grace and Sarah Faith. We are expecting our third child in June 2013. I started serving on staff in 2012. My favorite Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 10:13. I also enjoy running, cycling, swimming, cooking and reading a good book. I have a huge passion for working with our young, single adults. When thinking about the fact that the church will very soon be in their hands, it is truly incredible to see our college students grow in the Word and develop/hone their spiritual gifts for God’s glory and the work of His kingdom. I am excited to see what God is doing now and will do in the future as this generation moves forward in and through Him.
Johnathon Powers - Associate Minister of Recreation & Students
My name is Johnathon Powers. I have been married to my lovely wife, Mikayla, for almost two years now and we have a six month old golden retriever named Minnie. God called me to ministry during my last 2 years of high school and I believe that He has called me specifically to student ministry. My student ministry was a big influence on my life when I was younger and I want to be a part of that for others. I have been a member of First Baptist Church of Universal City since I was 7 years old. I also attended FBA from the age of 4 all the way through high school. After graduating, I attended Texas State University in San Marcos. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science with a minor in political science summa cum laude. Now, I am serving as Associate of Recreation and Students here at FBC while attending Southwestern Seminary. I am loving the opportunities God has blessed me with and I am grateful for the constant support of my ministry from this church family.
Darla Fletcher - Associate of Children's Ministries
My name is Darla Fletcher and I am the Associate of Children’s Ministries. Being a military family, this is our third time back to San Antonio since 1996 and each time, we come home to First Baptist Church. My husband, Chad, and I met and got married in 1989 when he was at his first duty station in Fort Polk, Louisiana. We have three beautiful daughters, Allyson, Aimee, and Danielle. It has been my joy to serve in Preschool and Children’s ministries for over 25 years! "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." (3 John 1:4)
LuVon Wood - Associate of Preschool Ministries
I was born and reared in the Rio Grande Valley. My family and I joined the FBCUC family in 1994. I began serving as a volunteer in ETC, Sunday School, and was an AWANA Leader before becoming part of the nursery staff. I have served as the Nursery & ETC Coordinator for the last 11 years, an in June 2015, the Lord called me to serve as the Associate of Preschool Ministries. I'm so excited to see what the Lord has planned for the Preschool Ministry!
My husband, Del and I celebrated 33 wonderful years of marriage and our greatest blessings are our children: Lindsey, our daughter and her husband Chris; our son Hunter; and our youngest daughter Morgan. We are truly blessed!
My favorite verse that God continually shows me is Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."
Rodney Payton - Orchestra Director
Rodney was born in Missouri and lived there until his family moved to San Antonio when he was eleven years old. At the age of 10 he accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior of his life. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene and met his wife, Djuana, in the music department there. He did graduate work at Criswell College in Dallas, Texas and at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. Since 1990, he has served as Minister of Music in various churches has also worked as a school Band Director. Rodney is excited about the beauty, majesty, and power that instrumental music can bring to the corporate worship experience. God has blessed Rodney and Djuana with three children and three grandchildren. One of his favorite scripture passages is Psalm 33:1-3, "Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy."
Gideon Roberts - Associate Contemporary Worship Leader
Gideon is a native of Texas. He became a believer at a young age. Over the past ten years he has been a Worship Ministry leader for youth, young adults and large group gatherings. He leads two music groups, Renevus and The Eloquence, and is active in the FBCUC church life. He enjoys traveling, little adventures, writing, healthy living, board games and game sound tracks. His favorite move is, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." His passion is writing and performing music as an opportunity to authentically connect with others and share the love of Christ. He also treasures exploring the goodness of God through creation, His Word and revelation, and through His people.