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Associate Pastor Music / Worship

Kevin Pence

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Associate Pastor Education / Administration

Garry Schwalk

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I have been married to Peggy since December 19, 1971.  I have two children, Tim Schwalk and Leslie Bundick.  I have two granddaughters Lucy Bundick and Kenley Schwalk.

I was licensed to the Gospel Ministry, February 1, 1970 and ordained to the Gospel Ministry, January 2, 1977.  I have a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Wayland Baptist University (1972) and Masters of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Seminary (1974).

I have served churches in Zeigler, Illinois (Education and Youth - 2 years), Pampa Texas (Minister of Preschool and Children - 9 years), Roswell, New Mexico (Associate Pastor - 16 years), Dumas, Texas (Minister of Education / Administration - 4.5 years), Ruidoso, New Mexico (Minister of Education and Outreach - 6 years) and have been at First Baptist Carlsbad (Associate Pastor Education/ Administration) since June 2012.

I have had the privilege through the years to serve Lifeway as a Ministry Multiplier, Baptist Convention of New Mexico on the State Sunday School and Vacation Bible School Teams and Pecos Valley Baptist Association as their Associational Sunday School and Vacation Bible School Director.

My favorite saying through the years has been “Life is full of choices…Let’s choose God.”

If I can help in any way, call or email me with the "Send Email" link below my name.

Associate Pastor Students/Singles

Steve Cloud

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Steve is our Associate Pastor to Students/Young Adults. He joined FBC family in 2016. He has been in student ministry for over 20 years, and has served on church staff positions in Clovis, Abilene, and Austin, TX.


Steve grew up on a farm/ranch north of Clovis, NM and graduated from Texico High School in 1993. He then graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in 1997, where he met Amy, his wife of more than 20 years. They have two teenage daughters, Meaghan & Meredith.


Steve enjoys playing guitar, target shooting, watching movies (Lord of the Rings is his favorite), and spending time with family (which includes our two dogs, Levi & Graham).


He really enjoys working with students, and engaging them in discipleship. Teaching, worship through song, mission trips, camps, retreats, you name it… all are opportunities for the Lord to change hearts! Contact Steve through the email link below his name!

Preschool Coordinator

Nancy Burt

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I have been married to Doug since August 24, 1978.   We have two daughters, Tiffany Brown and Jessica Campbell and have five granddaughters, Peighton & Aubrie Brown, and Hannah, Mattie and Abby Campbell.

I taught preschool at the First Methodist Preschool in Carlsbad for 10 years and Kindergarten for Carlsbad Municipal Schools for 27 years.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Education from Wayland Baptist University and a Masters of Education from Eastern New Mexico University.

I have worked with young children all of my adult life and love their fresh perspective on life and faith.  My greatest joy is helping the little ones come to know our Lord better.

If there is anything I can do to help you and your children feel more comfortable at our church or in any other way, please call or email me with the “Send Email” link below my name.

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