Collin Bullard, Senior Pastor
Collin joined the team at FBC Woodville in 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Languages from Oklahoma Baptist University, a Master of Divinity from Truett Seminary at Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in New Testament Biblical Studies from the University of Cambridge, U.K. Collin served as a seminary professor before coming to Woodville, and in addition to regular supply preaching in various churches over the past 10 years, has also served as a pastoral intern at First Baptist Church, Arlington, TX and as a chaplain to students at Baylor University.
Collin and his wife, Candice (M.S.Ed., Baylor University), both grew up in Ardmore, OK and were high school sweethearts. They love to travel and in their 12 years of marriage have travelled to 17 different countries. They enjoy photography, cooking, baking chocolate chip cookies, reading, and hiking. These days, however, most of their free time is spent enjoying their three young children: Asher Henry (age 7), Burke Glennon (age 3), and Annie Rose (age 1).
Collin’s desire is to see FBC Woodville grow in community with each other and in relationship with Jesus Christ. He believes that discipleship happens best in the context of community, as together we slowly discover the ways in which God is forming us to be the people he has called us to be. Collin loves helping people find ways to use their gifts in service to the church and the world. Above all, his aim is to serve the body of Christ by equipping believers for lives of disciplined prayer, generous service, and sacrificial obedience.
Mark Tolar, Associate Pastor for Worship and community outreach
As one of our associate pastors, Mark leads our Music/Worship ministry. Mark has served in this capacity since March 2001. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Music and a master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. He has served in churches for 25 years. These include Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene , Field Street Baptist Church in Cleburne , and First Baptist Church in Port Arthur. Mark is married to Colleen Ray of Houston, Texas. His daughter, Courtney, is a lab technician in Oklahoma. He has a love for people, animals, and the great outdoors. He believes strongly that we should love God with our whole heart including our time, talents, and treasure. He would love to visit with you about your place of service in the church.
Todd Pounds, Associate Pastor for Youth and discipleship
In his tenth year serving as youth pastor, Todd is driven by a passion to lead and encourage teenagers to give their lives fully to Jesus Christ and to live out their faith outside the four walls of the church. Todd is also responsible for our discipleship ministries at FBC. He facilitates Bible studies, oversees small group curriculum, trains small group leaders, and spearheads the launching of new groups. Todd is happily married to Chyrl, wife of thirty-one years. They have two children and six grandchildren; daughter Elizabeth currently lives in Conroe, Texas with her husband Adam and their three sons and son Zach lives in Lumberton with his three daughters. Todd enjoys music, reading, sports, and trying to play basketball once in a while.
Ashley Spurlock, minister for children and media
Ashley grew up in Woodville and was an active member of FBC Woodville until she went to college at East Texas Baptist University. Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in Mathematics and graduated Cum Laude. She taught high school mathematics for the past seven years at Woodville ISD, Athens ISD, and College Station ISD. She married James Spurlock in June 2009. James and Ashley have a 2 year old daughter, Emma, and a brand new baby boy, Isaac.
Ashley has a true passion for helping children of all ages. This is evidenced by the respect and love her students have for her. She has served on numerous mission trips including several of the FBC Woodville Peru mission trips. Ashley has a strong desire to help children grow in their knowledge of Jesus and in what God desires for them in their lives.
Danielle Speaks, office Manager
Danielle is a small town girl whose roots run deep in Tyler county. She was born and raised in Woodville, a member of FBC Woodville for many years. She enjoys helping with the youth; as she is the proud mother of three free-spirited teenagers: Remington, Kirstie, and Chasey. She enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and carrying on her grandmothers'--Seta Earle Birdwell and Ida Mae Stamps--tradition of making dogwood flowers for the Dogwood Festival.