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FBC Terrell STaff

John Lowrie

Senior Pastor

John Lowrie has served as our Senior Pastor since 2006. God has done some awesome things in our church under John's leadership. John is married to Kristi, and they have three children: John David, Ashlyn, and Abbi. John previously served as Pastor at First Baptist church of Abernathy, Texas. John is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. By the way, John is a BIG Ranger's fan. 

Ryan Irwin

Minister of Education & Outreach

Ryan was born in Irving, TX. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at the age of 5 years old. He has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a focus in Christian Counseling from Liberty University and is currently pursuing his Masters in Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Ryan and his wife Molli were married on June 18, 2016. 

Russell Shaw

Minister of Music & Recreation

Russell was born and raised in Mesquite, Texas. He accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 8, and was very active in church activities. At the age of 14, Russell felt the call to ministry and served his home church, Sunnyvale First Baptist during high school. In 2012, Russell received his Bachelors degree in Church Music from Ouachita Baptist University, and he accepted the Associate Worship Pastor role at his home church. In 2015, Russell received his Masters degree in Worship Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. In April of 2017, Russell married the love of his life, Hadden Avery. One week later, Russell was called to be the Minister of Music and to Senior Adults by First Baptist Terrell. Russell loves the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, and the Texas Longhorns. Most of all, Russell loves being able to use his passion for music to help lead others in worship.

JP Black

Minister of Students & Media

JP has grown up in Terrell all his life. When he was 12 years old he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior, and believed, placing his faith in Jesus' atoning work for sin on the cross and his resurrection from the grave. Since then, JP has made it his ambition to live out the gospel. As he grew older he felt God calling him to Student Ministry and the summer after graduating high school in 2017 he surrendered his life to God's calling. After graduating high school, he felt the Lord leading him to a season of preparation for ministry and found himself at Dallas Baptist University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. JP is now pursuing his MDiv at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In December of 2018, he took over as an interim youth minister , and in June 2019, JP was called to be the Minister of Youth and Recreation. In January of 2020, JP married the love of his life Kathryn, and the two of them live in Terrell, Texas. JP loves chips and salsa, baseball, and his dogs Yoda & Melvin.

Carol Keto

Minister of Children & Senior Adults

Carol joined the FBC Terrell staff in September 2020 as Interim Minister of Children. After serving as a volunteer and holding leadership roles in AWANA, VBS, and Operation Christmas Child, Carol felt God calling her to serve on the next level. Carol is married to Eino and they have four daughters, Madison, Tess, Grayce, and Olivia and have been members since 2003.

Sandra Harrelson

Director of Finance

Sandra is our Director of Finance and processes the financial transactions that flow through our church. Sandra and her husband, Jimmy, have been members of FBC Terrell since 2003. They have three grown children - Jeremy, Karissa and Jamii -- and four grandchildren -- Kolton, Kendallyn, Rylan and Lillian. 

Kim Abbott

Director of Membership & Publishing

Kim is our Director of Church Membership and Publishing. She maintains our membership records and prepares the various publications, artwork, and mail outs for our church. Kim and her husband, Stephen, have two adult children and three grandchildren, Anastasia, Alyona, and Landyn.