Meet our Staff

We are happy to introduce our staff to you!  If you need to email any of these fine folks, simply click on their picture,

and they will be happy to respond and interact.  [Professional photographs courtesy of Dayspring Photography.]

  • Beth Austin

    administrative & financial assistant

    Beth has been a member of FBC Lorena for over 20 years, and in January 2021 became part of our staff as Administrative & Financial Assistant, with over 40 years of administrative and financial service in the Waco area.  She and her husband, Kevin, have been residents of Lorena since 1980.  Her sons, Skyler and Shane, both Lorena graduates, are married and living in Richmond and Hewitt, respectively. Beth enjoys participating in several ministries of the church and visiting with members of the church and Lorena community.  Her greatest joy is her 4 grandchildren: Emmy, Charlotte, Tony and Zoe.

  • Matt Boudreaux

    interim music minister

    Matt joined us as Interim Music Minister in April 2021 with over 20 years of ministry experience serving churches in Texas, California and Colorado.  He is a graduate of Central Bible College and Evangel University in Springfield, MO with degrees in Music and Biblical Studies.  He desires to equip people to use music and the arts to create an atmosphere of worship in the life of the church both collectively and individually.  Matt is also a Financial Planner here in the Central Texas area.  He and his wife Blanche live in Waco and have 4 kids: Jackson, Austin, Londyn, and Brooklyn.

  • Logan Hansen

    Student Minister

    Logan came as our Student Minister in September 2021. He is a native of South Dakota, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology & Youth Ministry and Psychology from the University of Sioux Falls. Logan also served as a small group leader, camp counselor, and youth ministry intern while pursuing his undergrad degree. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from the George W. Truett Theological Seminary.  Logan's story, one of grief and deliverance, has formed within him a desire to walk alongside others in both joy and suffering to see God's redemptive hand at work. He is an avid hobbyist and enjoys many sports and outdoor activities. Logan and his wife, Kirsten, have recently moved to Waco.

  • Heath Kirkwood

    Lead Pastor

    Heath joined our staff in 2016 as Lead Pastor after serving in worship and student ministry in local churches.  He earned a Bachelors and Masters of Music from the Moores School of Music as well as a Master of Divinity from the George W. Truett Theological Seminary; he is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry degree.  Gospel music has been a significant part of his life, leading him to involvement in summer singing schools.  Heath is the baritone vocalist for the Texas-based quartet, Gospel Express, and is an avid baseball fan and KC Royals enthusiast.  One of his desires for Lorena is to see the community and churches drawn together by sowing seeds of love in Jesus's name. Heath and his wife Amanda are the proud parents of Norah and Riley, and Lorena is their home.

Meet Our Deacons

Our deacons are our servant leaders, ministering to our church family and community. Each of them is glad to serve you! Please

contact the church office (office@fbclorena.org or 254.857.4540) if you have a need, and our Deacon on Call will be in touch with you.

  • Kevin Austin


  • dOUG bALDWIN

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  • gREG bLANCHARD

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  • bILL bROACH

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  • jAMES bRYAN

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  • sTANLEY bYRD

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  • jASON cALDWELL

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  • cRAIG cARPENTER

    Chair

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  • rANDY hICKERSON

    Vice-Chair

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  • dENNIS hORTON

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  • jOHN kUEHN

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  • jIMMY mAUGHAN

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  • sTEVE vOILES

    secretary

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  • BERT YOW

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