Chris Ransbottom

Student Pastor

MY PASSION:

My passion is to see the church function as it was intended to.  Within the Student Ministry, that means: 1. Accelerating the Spiritual Impact of Parents (deepen parents’ walk with Jesus, teach parents how to lead spiritually at home, equip them biblically); 2. Immersing Every Teenager in the Full Life and Ministry of the Congregation (“Most teenagers who leave high school with little love for the Bride eventually will wander away from the Groom,” – Dr. Richard Ross.  Students need to be connected to the rest of the church body); 3. Leading Traditional Youth Ministry (how teenagers can be mobilized to perform the functions of the church: evangelism, worship, discipleship, ministry, and community).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

I started at FBC Midlothian June 2017.  Before coming to FBC I served at a church in Mansfield as the Young Adult Pastor.  I also worked at Life School in the Mission Advancement Office with fund development, donor relations, event planning, and grant writing.  While in college at Texas A&M I had the opportunity to help plant a church and serve as the Children, Student, and College pastor at various times.

I have an undergrad from Texas A&M University in Sociology, a Masters of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Southwestern.

FAMILY:

Lauren and I have been married since May 2015.  She is from Haughton, Louisiana and currently works at a Children’s Hospital as a Child Life Specialist.

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE:

To live is Christ, to die is gain. – Phil. 1:21

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

My favorite hobby is golf.  Still being a seminary student means a lot of my free time is spent reading.  Lauren and I like to travel, be outdoors, and find new restaurants to try.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT WORKING AT FBC?

This is home.  I grew up in Midlothian, graduated from Midlothian High School, and love this community.  With the tremendous amount of growth Midlothian is experiencing, there is a great potential for FBC, along with surrounding churches, to lead the charge in shaping the culture of Midlothian.  The staff understands this opportunity and is ready to adapt where necessary to reach our community, while still being faithful to Scripture.

CONTACT INFO

chris.ransbottom@fbcmidlo.com

972.775.9076