Dr. Wayne McEntire
Dr. Wayne McEntire was called as interim pastor in February of this year.
He is married to Kyla, an occupational therapist with West Cal Cam Hospital, and
they have five children including two foster children that they recently
adopted. Dr. McEntire is a graduate of Louisiana College, New Orleans Baptist
Theological Seminary, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His
degrees are in theology and religious education. He currently is the principal
of Hamilton Christian Academy in Lake Charles. He has previously worked as a
teacher at Second Baptist School in Houston and served churches in Louisiana and
Texas in various capacities. His most recent position was that of pastor at
First Baptist Church of Westlake. "The calling to ministry is a very distinct
one that I have had from childhood," he says. His "life verse" is 1
Thessalonians 5:24, "Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it."
Thomas I. Bruce
Interim Minister of Youth
Tom Bruce, a native of Sulphur, graduated Sulphur High School in 1985 and enrolled in McNeese State University in 1989 to pursue a Business degree. While at McNeese, Tom experienced Godís call into student ministry. Soon after, he began making plans to pursue that calling. He had the privilege of starting his new ministry at Belview Baptist Church in Westlake from 1987 to 1989.
After graduating McNeese in 1989, Tom moved to Texas where he enrolled in Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. During his seminary career, Tom worked on the SWBTS Campus, with the YMCA, served as part time youth minister in several area churches, and met his wife, Amy. Tom and Amy both graduated SWBTS in 1994.
While in Texas, Tom served as Minister of Youth and Education at Main Street Baptist Church in Grand Saline for five years, and as Minister of Youth at Central Baptist Church in Bryan. Tom has been serving here at FBCS as Minister of Youth and Family Activities since May 2001 until December 2008. In January 2009, Tom began serving here as Minister of Education, Missions, and Outreach. Tom and Amy have two children: Joel and Hannah .
Amy E. Bruce
Minister of Children and Discipleship
Amy Bruce has served as Childrenís Minister at FBCS since January 2002. She is a native of Mobile, Alabama where she graduated from the University of Mobile with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She went on to complete her Masterís Degree in Childrenís Ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
While in Fort Worth, Amy met and married her husband, Tom. Amy and Tom have two children, Joel, born in 1997 and Hannah, born in 2000.
Donald W. Dukes
Minister of Praise, Worship and Senior Adults
Donald W. Dukes is originally from Meridian, MS. He earned an Associate Degree in Church Music from Clarke College and a Bachelor Degree in Church Music from Mississippi College. He went on to earn his Master Degree in Church Music from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
After college, Donald served at Denham Springs (1980 - 1985) and First Jennings (1985 - 1995). He came to serve at First Baptist Church of Sulphur in 1995.
He has lived in Louisiana since 1978 with his loving wife, Cindi. They have two children, David & Donna.