Stephen G. Hatfield, Ph.D.



Stephen graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 1976. He received his Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Stephen has pastored churches in Venus and Grandview, Texas, and in 1989 he moved to North Little Rock, Arkansas, to pastor the Baring Cross Baptist Church. In April 1993, the Hatfields returned to Texas, and he is currently serving as Senior Pastor here at First Baptist Church, Lewisville.

Ministry Assistant - Becky Johnson 

Brad Williamson, Ph.D. 
Executive Pastor

Dr. Williamson began serving FBC as Executive Pastor in August 2014, coming to us after serving seventeen years in a similar position at the South Main Baptist Church of Pasadena, Texas. Brad grew up in Wichita, Kansas, where he was saved at the age of nine and called to ministry at the age of fourteen. He attended college at Oklahoma Baptist University, where he met his wife, Ruby. The Williamsons have been married over 30 years and have two adult children who are devoted followers of Christ. Dr. Williamson has two degrees from Southwestern Baptist Seminary, including his Ph.D. in Education. He has served as an adjunct professor teaching Christian Education and ministry for Logsdon Seminary, B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, Southwestern Seminary, and Wayland Baptist University. He enjoys teaching, writing, fishing, and almost all sports. He is a frequent writer for Texas Baptists and Baptistway Press Bible study curriculum. His passion is making disciples for Jesus Christ. 

Ministry Assistant - Michelle Lewis 

BJ Foster 
Student Minister

BJ joined FBC on staff in June of 2016. He grew up in Lytle, Texas and attended college at Howard Payne University where he received his Bachelor’s in Christian Education.  He started serving as student minister at Fellowship Baptist Church in Goldthwaite, Texas during his undergraduate studies.  BJ continued his education by studying at Truett Seminary and Howard Payne University to receive his Master of Arts in Youth Ministry. It is his desire to equip students to be the leaders of today by showing them the servanthood of Christ and teaching them to walk in His ways. BJ is married to Jeffri Foster and has two children.

Ministry Assistant - Sandra Miles

Jeffri Foster
Associate Student Minister 

Jeffri began serving with the students at FBC Lewisville in the fall of 2016. She holds two degrees from Howard Payne University: a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Cross-Cultural Studies and a Masters degree in Theology and Ministry. Jeffri and her husband BJ met at Howard Payne and started ministering with students during college. Most recently, Jeffri served as the Associate Minister with Students at First Baptist Church McKinney. She enjoys giving students opportunities to serve and grow in relationship with God. Jeffri and BJ have two children, Callan and Darci.

Ministry Assistant - Sandra Mile


Julie Hammer 
Children's Minister

Julie joined the staff in 2014. She received her Bachelor of Behavioral Science in Education from Hardin-Simmons, in Abilene, Texas, and her Masters of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. Julie served as Minister of Childhood Education at Columbus Avenue Baptist in Waco for seventeen years. She also served First Baptist Church Stephenville, Texas, as Children’s Minister while attending Southwestern Seminary. She has led conferences and written curriculum for the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Julie and her husband, Clint, Director of the Field Service Team for Strom Aviation, have two boys, Caleb, age 5, and Micah, age 3. Julie’s call is to lead kids to a growing relationship with Christ as well as to equip and empower parents to be their child’s primary discipler.

Ministry Assistant - Carlee Belcher

Kermit Tandberg
Senior Adult Minister

Kermit joined the staff in 2011. Born and raised in Orange, Texas, Kermit received his Bachelor of Music Education from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas, and his Master of Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He has served in a pastoral role for over 40 years in Texas and Louisiana with responsibilities primarily in music and worship. He has led music technology conferences for national and state events. He has served as Chaplain for the Midwestern State football team and the Christian Motorcyclists Association. Kermit and his wife, Sandy, a retired high school math teacher, have two grown children and five grandchildren. Kermit’s passion is to see people’s lives changed by the power of God.

Ministry Assistant - Leesa Green

Mikel Porter

Young Adult Minister


Mikel joined the staff in December 2004. Previously, she lived in Waco for six and a half years where she completed her undergraduate degree BA in English Literature at Baylor University. She recently earned her Masters of Divinity at Truett Theological Seminary. She married Chris Porter in October 2008 and they have three daughters, Lawson, Collier and Hayes. Mikel grew up here at First Baptist Lewisville. She has previously served as Associate Student Minister at First Baptist Church, Woodway, Texas.  


Ministry Assistant - Karen Becker 

Missy Iley
 Associate Music Minister

Missy became our Children’s Worship Coordinator in April 2009 leading our WIRED (Pre-K through Grade 5) children's choir. She also formed our two guitar ensemble classes and a girl's dance class. Missy stepped into the role of Associate Music Minister, December 1, 2011. In addition to leading WIRED, she now directs our Priority (middle school) Student Choir as well as planning and preparing for upcoming ministry events including Student and Children’s music programs. Missy has over 20 years of experience working in student ministry and children's music. She graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and is currently attending B.H. Carroll Theological Institute seeking her Masters in Worship Arts. Missy is married to Shawn and they have two daughters, Lauren and Sarah.

Ministry Assistant - Jenn Shelby


Rob Peterman 
Associate Worship & Marketing Minister  

Rob joined the staff in March of 2014 as the Associate Worship Minister, leading our Eleven o’clock contemporary service. He has also served in our Student Ministry as the Associate Student Minister and then later as the Interim Student Minister. Currently, he is serving as both the Associate Worship Minister and Marketing Minister. Rob graduated from UNT in 2005 with a degree in Marketing. He and his wife, Alison, have been married for over 10 years and have two daughters, Taylor and Madison. Having grown up in the church, Rob has always been a part of a church body and was presented with the Gospel very early on in his life. He was 10 years old when he really began to understand that he was separated from God because of sin in his life and was in need of Jesus Christ as Savior to rescue him and restore his relationship with God. Rob’s heart is to serve Jesus, His church, and the community through music and teaching as both a disciple and disciple-maker. 

Susan McClelland

Preschool Minister

Susan moved to Lewisville in 1992 and has been serving in the Preschool Ministry at FBCL ever since, in one capacity or another. As Preschool Minister, she plans and coordinates all programming for our little ones, birth through Kindergarten. This includes Sunday and Wednesday programs, our Child Development Center, special events, and childcare for church events. Susan is a native Oklahoman and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma, with a degree in Family Relations/Child Development. She has been married for over 35 years to her soul mate, Ken. Together they have two sons, one daughter-in-law, and three adorable grandchildren!

Ministry Assistant - Carlee Belcher

Troy Freeman
Associate Pastor/Music & Worship

Ministry Assistant - Ari Voss

Wayne Cotton

Church Administrator


Wayne graduated from Howard Payne University in 1991. He received his Master of Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Wayne has served on staff at several churches in Texas as Children’s Minister, Student Minister, and Education Minister. He served as the Children’s Minister at FBC Lewisville before becoming the church administrator in 2014. Wayne is married to Jana and they have two daughters – Zoe and MJ.

Ministry Assistant - Becky Johnson 

Administrative  Support:

Becky Johnson

Executive Assistant/Office Manager


Karen Becker
Communications Coordinator


Lynda McBurnett

Financial Services Coordinator


Linda Franklin

Financial Services Assistant

Phil Rogers 

Facilities Coordinator

Sandy Hankins

Food Services Coordinator


Tim Zednick

Technology Director


Child Development Center



Ministry Assistants:

Arianne Voss - Music

Carlee Belcher - Preschool/Children

Jennifer Shelby - Music

Karen Becker - Young Adults

Leesa Green - Senior Adults/Missions

Michelle Lewis - Discipleship/Outreach

Sandra Miles - Student 

Elizabeth Bowen - Orchestra Coordinator