Dennis Hester

Dennis Hester

Senior Pastor

Dennis began his ministry as Senior Pastor at FBC Watauga in February 2005 after a successful 13 year pastorate at FBC in May, Texas. He graduated from Howard Payne University with a BA in Practical Theology and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with MA in Theology concentrating in New Testament. FBC Watauga is excited about the vision and growth that has been experienced under the leadership of our pastor. His wife Susan and four daughters Katie, KariAnn, Kelsey, and Libbie are his most treasured gifts from God.

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Zack Hudson

Zack Hudson

Associate Pastor of Youth & Worship

Zack has served at FBC Watauga since December 2006. He began as Children's Pastor and currently is the Associate Pastor of Youth & Worship. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a BA in Telecommunications and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an MDiv. Zack desires to see all people walk in a relationship with Christ and help to strengthen those relationships though discipleship. He is married to Charlyanne. Zack and Charly have five children, Andrew, Karah, Philip, Rebekah and one more arriving in December!

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Kevin Skinner

Kevin Skinner

Associate Pastor of Children & Young Adults

Kevin began his ministry at First Baptist Watauga in September of 2010 and serves as our Associate Pastor overseeing the Children and Young Adult ministries. He has a bachelor’s degree in Practical Ministry with a minor in Business Administration. In 2015, Kevin received his Masters of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His life verse is Jeremiah 1:7 But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a child.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.” He is married to Sarah and they have two children, Emilie and Ethan.

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Julie Petty

Julie Petty

Administrative Assistant

Julie has a background working in many types of organizations, but it is her work for the church, past and present, which includes interacting with and helping both the pastors and the members that she has treasured the most. She has an Associate of Arts degree. She is so blessed by her family which includes her husband, Alan, her son Ross, her daughter Tara and her husband, Christian.

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