Joe Stewart

Senior Pastor
Joe returned to Seminole in December of 2016. FBC Seminole is where he was saved, married, and surrendered to vocational ministry. He also started on the 1979 state championship basketball team. As someone familiar with the West Texas culture, he is thrilled to return to the place of his roots. His greatest thrill is the hope that a 10 year old boy or girl will tune in and turn on to Jesus just like he did. Joe was educated at Seminole High School, received a B.A. from Angelo State University, a MDIV with Biblical Languages at Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, and a Doctorate from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. His dissertation discussed the best ways of sharing the gospel in Western Culture by studying a missiologist named Lesslie Newbigin and the emerging church.
Joe loves anything Texas Tech especially as a suffering follower of athletics. He loves to read (come check out his library in his office) and watch movies. He married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Thornhill, and way outpunted his coverage. They have three grown daughters: Pamela Ramirez, Kimberly Trotter, and Kristen Stewart. They also spoil three grandchildren: Joey Ramirez, Christopher “Topher” Ramirez, and Bryce “Bubba” Trotter.
Favorite Biography: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Favorite Christian Book: Honest to God, Becoming an Authentic Christian by Bill Hybels and No Place for Truth: or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology by David F. Wells
Favorite Movie: The Princess Bride
Favorite Book of the Bible: Romans or Revelation
Favorite Scripture: I want to know him and the power of his resurrection, and share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death. Philippians 3:10


Sean Decker

Associate Pastor of Worship and Senior Adults
Sean came to FBC Seminole in the summer of 2010. A West Texas native, He brings his passion for worship and people into the life of the church each Sunday and Wednesday. Sean loves the new songs of the church that invite us into God’s presence as well as the rich hymns of our faith, and how modern hymn-writers are breathing new life into these historic songs and are bringing up newer generations to love them as well. Sean also ministers to our Senior Adults as well as our Students through worship and teaching. When Sean isn’t at church, he is enjoying time with his family; his beautiful wife Amber, and his children Caleb, Aubryn and Grayson. Some of their favorite pastimes are watching movies, cooking together, and diy home improvement projects. Sean’s favorite passage of scripture is Jeremiah 24:7 - “I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole hearts.



Margie Hicks

Church Secretary



Marcia Reed

Certified Ministry Assistant