Dr. Preben Vang
Interim Pastor

Dr. Preben Vang will be leading our services in the interim period as our Pastor Search Committee diligently looks for our new pastor.

Dr. Preben Vang came to Truett Seminary in 2014 to lead the Doctor of Ministry program. Before coming to Truett, Dr. Vang served 17 years in administration as Professor and Chair of Biblical and Theological Studies at both Ouachita Baptist University and Palm Beach Atlantic University. Born and raised in Denmark, where his latest call was to pastor the First Baptist Church of Copenhagen, Dr. Vang’s academic interest has always related to the global mission of God’s Kingdom. “When everything is said and done,” he says, “I’m really just a pastor who loves books and who enjoys thinking deeply and out loud about the content and significance of the church’s message.” Working as an engineer in electronics, Dr. Vang heard God’s call to full-time ministry in his early twenties.

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Troy Freeman
Associate Pastor/Music & Worship

Troy and his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Emma Grace and Ella Kate, came to FBC in March of 2017, coming from the Woodland Community Church in Bradenton, Florida, where he served as the Worship Arts Pastor. Troy has been in ministry over twenty years, serving churches in Texas, Tennessee, Connecticut, and Florida. He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry at Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving, Texas. Troy went to college at Belmont University in Nashville, where he met his wife, Jennifer. She is a great partner in ministry and has led FBC to create the Lewisville Arts Conservatory (LAC), where people of all ages can find ways to study and develop their creative gifts in music and theater. Troy loves to play the piano, sing and lead people to connect their hearts with the heart of God.

Ministry Assistant - Ari Voss


Wayne Cotton
Church Administrator/Interim Executive Pastor

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 - Rebecca Harper

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BJ Foster 
Student Minister

BJ joined our 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 they have two children.

Ministry Assistant - Sandra Miles


Julie Hammer
Children's Minister/Interim Preschool 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 and Micah. 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

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Rob Peterman 
Marketing Minister & 
Worship Associate

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. 


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 earned her Masters of Divinity at Truett Theological Seminary. She married Chris Porter in October 2008 and they have four daughters, Lawson, Collier, Hayes, and Everett. Mikel grew up here at First Baptist Lewisville. She previously served as our Student Minister and, before that, Associate Student Minister at First Baptist Church, Woodway, Texas.

Ministry Assistant - Karen Becker



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

Administrative Support:

Rebecca Harper
Executive  & DISCIPLESHIP Assistant/Office Manager

Karen Becker
Communications Coordinator

Lynda McBurnett
Financial Services Coordinator

Phil Rogers
Facilities Coordinator

Sandy Hankins
Food Services Coordinator

Tim Zednick
Technology Director

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Ministry Assistants:

Arianne Voss

Carlee Belcher

Karen Becker
Young Adults

Leesa Green
Senior Adults/CARE

Michelle Curran

Sandra Miles

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