Pastor Rick, and his wife Kathy, came to us in February 2018 to serve as our intentional interim pastor. In October 2021 we called him to be our Senior Pastor.

    He has served our Lord in various ministerial roles over his ministry career. He has served as a Singles Minister, a Youth Minister, and a Pastor in various churches. He served the churches of the Collin Baptist Association as Director of Church Starting and Church Growth and then as Executive Director from 1997-2011. He then served as an Intentional Interim or Transitional Pastor of a couple of churches before Gunter.

    Pastor Rick and Kathy married in 1973 and have four children and nine grandchildren to keep them occupied when not serving our Church Family here. They have enjoyed following our student activities in the Gunter schools and try to support and encourage them as best they can. They have also been involved in several city activities and outreaches. As our community continues to grow, they look forward reaching out to newcomers and to assist in any way they can to meet the demands that growth can bring. Exciting days are ahead!

    Pastor Rick’s communication style is to “exegete”, that is to draw from, the Scriptures as the Bible is his guide to all truth. He draws his strength and power from the Holy Spirit, but the Spirit will NOT lead in any way contrary to Scripture.


    Tony Chabert Jr (TJ) came to serve as our Student Pastor as of May 29, 2022.  Tony is a 2008 graduate of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Sociology. He works with New York Life Group and lives in Howe with his wife Kyndall and sons Bear, Hawk, Ram and Colt.



    Tim was born the son of a Baptist preacher and by three years old found himself on
    stages, where his father preached, singing gospel songs with his family. He thought
    every family sang in four and five part harmony. At 8 years old, he began classical
    piano training, classical performer and composer. He continued his training for the
    next 6 years. The emphasis on the classical training led him to be able to play and
    perform all types of music. 
    Over the last twenty years, Tim has played and sang in several successful groups,
    gospel and country music throughout the United States and Canada. He was the
    worship leader of Orchard Hills Baptist church in Garland for 4 years. He now
    comes full circle returning to his gospel roots to sing southern gospel quartet music
    and sharing the Gospel thru song each week here at FBG. Tim is married to his wife
    Sherry and has four beautiful children and lives in Mesquite Texas.


    Doug joined the staff in June of 2004. Doug retired from Texas Instruments where he worked for 35 years. The last 25 years he was involved in facilities management. Doug enjoyed the facilities position at TI because it was a service responsibility. He enjoys serving and continues to serve here at FBC Gunter. Doug and his wife Tammie have five children and six grandchildren.