Meet the Team!

  • William Campbell

    Senior Pastor

    pastorwilliam@fbcporta.com

    William grew up just outside of Waco, where he met his wife of over 27 years, Lisa. God has blessed them with 3 wonderful kids: Daniel, Hannah, and Philip. After graduating with his Bachelor's in Music Education from the University of North Texas, he went to and graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master's in Religious Education. Since the age of 19, he has served in various ministry roles and has been blessed to be a part of some wonderful churches.  


    On Father's Day of 2005, he and his family joined FBC Port A where the Lord called him serve as Pastor. It is here at FBC Port A that God has allowed them to be a part of a dynamic church that wants to impact its community and the world.  "We are not a perfect church, nor do we pretend to be one...but we worship a perfectly Real God who helps us in the real world." 

  • Neeley Travis

    Administrative Assistant

    secretary@fbcporta.com

    Neeley is the wife of Charles Travis, our Youth Pastor.  After a year of working with Charles in various roles in our church, she took over the role of Administrative Assistant in March of 2019.  Eleah (our previous Administrative Assistant) is still with us and serving in various roles.

  • Charles Travis

    Youth Pastor

    youth@fbcporta.com

    Charles Travis was originally sent to First Baptist Church Port Aransas by FBC Burnet to help with hurricane recovery. Charles has been married to His wife Neeley for 14 years, and they have four amazing daughters Aidan, Lexi, Emma, and Ellie. As sponsor on a Bounce mission trip to Houston in 2017 with the youth group of FBC Burnet God rekindled a call that He had given Charles to work in the youth ministry. Due to a series of doors that God opened Charles felt called to work with the youth here at FBC Port A.  After a year of interim youth ministry Charles became the full-time youth pastor January 1st 2019.

  • Elizabeth Canfield

    Tidal Wave Kids Director

    Elizabeth and Terry have been long-time members of FBC Port A and Elizabeth has been leading our Tidal Wave Kids for more than 4 years.  Elizabeth has a background in teaching and does an amazing job with our Children's Ministry.  Please contact the church office for any questions and/or information regarding our Children's Ministries.

  • Don Thrasher

    Small Group Facilitator

    Thrashfish@gmail.com  

    *Married 43 years; 2 daughters, 1 son, 4 grandchildren; 14+ years in PA; Retired after 28 years with Johnson and Johnson; Hobby: inshore and offshore fishing


    *Men’s Small Group: passion to see men grow in their walk with our Savior- to be transformed by Christ as we take to heart who we are in Christ


    Small Group Facilitator: facilitate FBCPA’s small groups where we walk along side of each other to grow in our love for Christ and each other


    *Elder: passion to see Jesus’ local church (FBCPA) proclaim the Gospel and make disciples

  • Don & Barbara Thrasher

    Ladies Small Group

    Thrash3579@aol.com  

    Women’s Sunday Morning Bible Study:

    We meet after church from 10:45-12:15 in the Women’s small group room.  We are currently studying “Recovering Redemption,” a study of how the gospel changes us.  In the past we have done Bible book studies, Beth Moore studies, and topical studies on Christian topics.  This group is a great group of women who care for each other, and pray for each other.  

     

    Women’s Wednesday Night Bible Study:

    We meet from 6-8:30 p.m.   We meet at different member’s homes, and share some snacks together.  Then we have a worship time, where we sing Christian songs with You Tube.  We are currently using some “Jesus Calling” Bible studies, but have done some topical Bible studies in the past.  We also have an extended time of sharing and prayer at the end.  These women have a love and genuine care for each other.

     

    I have been married almost 43 years, have 3 married children, 4 grandchildren, and we have lived in Port A for 14 years.  I love the beach, swimming, reading, gardening, studying God’s Word, and teaching Bible studies.  I work as a real estate agent.

  • Marty Karr

    Security Team Director

    karrmarty@yahoo.com

    Marty and his wife, Patty, have lived in Port A for 15 years and have been a part of FBC Port A almost that long.  Along with being a deacon, Marty leads and serves our security team and helps with our facilities team.  

  • James Garrett

    Worship & Small Group

    jsixerehp66@gmail.com

    James and his wife, Eleah, have led our worship for 2 years and have led a family small group at their house for over a year.  They have 2 boys and are very active in our church and in our community.

  • Mark & Karen Bentley

    Small Group & Tidal Wave Kids

    kkbentley@sbcglobal.net  

    Mark & Karen have been married 33 years next February.  We have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.   They live in Colorado, Arizona and North Texas.   We have lived in Port Aransas since Jan. 2017 and attended FBC  full time since then.

    We cook for Tidal Wave Kids on Wednesday nights and have an open home Bible Study on Monday nights at our home.  

  • Thomas & Jackie Wooldridge

    Worship & Recovery

    thomaslwooldridge@yahoo.com

    Shortly after getting sober in 2009  I felt a distinct call on my life to participate in ministry. My wife Jackie and I have been members of FBCPA for a year and have been able to start STEPS and Recovering Redemption Groups at the church.  Helping people break free from bondage and understand the love and grace of Christ is a sincere dream of mine. Helping the people of the Church see where we fall short and help place our focus on Christ and His redemptive power is what the Lord has been laying on my heart continually over the years.  We are blessed to be at a Church who allows this calling to become a ministry and be offered to our community.

     

    Along with this mission,  The Lord has been able to redemptively use my love of playing and writing music to lift up His Church.  I could never envision my life with out being able to write and play music, to do so on a regularly basis at the church is a blessing for me.  I am grateful to be a part of leading His people in worship.  My goal in this leading is to always point people to the truth and power of the Trinity.

Elders

Steve Reaves

Don Thrasher

Deacons

Marty Karr

Tim Long

James Pate