First Baptist Church Alvarado Staff


Wade Taylor

Senior Pastor
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Wade is a native of Alabama (“Roll Tide”), and has been a resident of Texas since 1986. He is married to Laura and is the proud dad of young ladies Brindley and Joanna. A graduate of Samford University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he enjoys reading, yard work, fishing, and sports. Wade has served as our senior pastor since 1995. He also serves as a chaplain with various ministries and organizations.

Scott Arthur

Associate Pastor of Administration/ Education/ Children
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Scott Arthur joined the staff of First Baptist in Sept 2008. He is married to Leighanne, an Administrator for Burleson ISD. They have three children, twin daughters Payten and Madison and a son Jayden. Scott began his ministry in 1986 as a Youth Pastor and has served several churches in Texas. He is a graduate of Sweetwater, High School in Sweetwater, Texas. He earned a BA from Howard Payne University in Religious Education and has attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Glen Turner

Associate Pastor of Worship
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Glen was born and raised in Sumter, SC by Christian parents who were faithfully Southern Baptist church attendees.  He was saved and baptized at the age of 8 years.  He has a Bachelor’s degree from Mars Hill College in NC and a Master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, majoring in voice and piano.  He is married to a very gifted pianist named Sheila, and they minister together through God’s wonderful gift of music. God has blessed them with 4 healthy and talented children: Grant, Matthew, Jillian, and Blake.  His heart’s desire is to offer a sacrifice of praise and motivate the church to worship in spirit and in truth.

Ethan Yates

Associate Pastor of Students
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Ethan Yates joined our staff in September of 2017. He was raised in Douglass, Texas – a town that is fifteen minutes west of Nacogdoches (the oldest town in Texas). Ethan has been in youth ministry for eight years, serving at two churches prior to FBC Alvarado. He is currently attending the BMA seminary in Jacksonville, Texas, working on a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies. He is a graduate of Douglass High School in Douglass, Texas. He enjoys reading God’s Word, teaching, sleeping, playing/writing music with his band, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, the Dallas Cowboys, and the fightin’ Texas A&M Aggies. Gig ’em!