Our Ministry Team
Weldon Branham, Pastor
Susan and I were married September 9th 1983. We met at Rainbow Baptist Church, the church we married in. We have 3 children – all boys.
Samuel, our oldest son, and his wife Lisa live in Morgan Mill. They have 4 children, Hunter, Dillon, Colby and Kinzie.
Daniel, and his wife Misha, live in Glen Rose. They have one daughter, Becca.
Jacob, our youngest son, remains at home with us. He is a volunteer at Dublin Elementary Campus.
I currently serve as the Chaplain for Solaris Hospice in Stephenville. Prior to Solaris, I served as the chaplain and office manager for Universal Hospice in Stephenville for over 17 years.
Susan is currently working for Dublin ISD as the RTI aide for the Elementary campus. She took this position following some 12 years at Tarleton State University as the office manager for the Health and Counseling Center.
My education was completed at Tyndale Biblical Institute and Seminary located in Fort Worth. I received both my bachelor and master level diplomas from them. Their program allowed me to gain my education with both extension and online courses allowing me to continue working and being at home with family. My education focus on two areas: biblical counseling and biblical languages.
Susan and I have pastored in various places over the past 35 years. We began our ministerial work in a place called Hill City (a community just north of Glen Rose). We pastored in this church for 13 years. Following this pastorate, we served in Nemo Texas at New Prospect Baptist Church for 7 years.
After 20 years of bi-vocational ministry, the Lord has led us to continue as bi-vocational pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dublin, Texas while continuing to serve as Hospice chaplain in Stephenville.
We enjoy getting to know each of you and serve alongside you. We look forward to all opportunities and engagements the Lord has in store for the future of our church.
Red Earles, Associate Pastor for Senior Adult Care
Harry ‘Red’ Earles was born in Waco, the youngest of four children. He graduated from Lorena High School in Lorena Texas then served in the army in Germany during the Korean Conflict. It was while he was in the service that Harry heard God call him to preach, but he didn’t obey until he was enrolled at Tarleton Jr. College where he was serving as President of the Baptist Student Union. He graduated from Baylor University and attended Southwestern Seminary.
Harry pastored Duster Baptist Church near De Leon and Calvary Baptist Church in Ozona before moving to Newport Oregon where he pastored Calvary Baptist Church for over 30 years. When he was pastor there, his church started Pacific Baptist Church in Lincoln City and Siletz Baptist Church in Siletz, Oregon. During all of his ministry, Harry was
bi-vocational. While pastoring the Newport Church, he worked for Lincoln County School District in a variety of jobs, including bus driver, teacher, and administrator.
He married Wilma Woods in 1958, and they have three adult children: Mark Earles of Portland, Oregon, Deana Crumal of Purves, Texas and Michael Earles of Houma Louisiana. They have 8 grandchildren and have 10 great grandchildren.
Courtney Scoggins, Ministry Assistant
Courtney is the first person you will meet as you enter the office at FBC and is ready and willing to offer assistance.
She graduated from Tarleton State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Geology. Courtney was married to her husband Brian in 2011 and moved to Dublin in 2013. She began her journey here with us at FBC in February of 2016.
Courtney is happy to call this town home with her husband Brian and
their four "fur babies."
Ashley Garrett, Kingdom Kids Preschool Director
Ashley was born and raised just west of here in Early, Texas, a town she is sure you are all familiar with. Ashley grew up on a large show goat operation. Being with her family and involved in the agriculture world has always been important to her. She says, “kids of all kinds are her passion.” Ashley has worked in childcare for over 7 years and has a true passion for it.
Ashley loves the Lord and loves to serve. What a better combination than being the Director of Kingdom Kids at First Baptist Church? She is excited to feel “back at home” since Dublin resembles the small town feel she is used to. She is excited to grow Kingdom kids and First Baptist Church together, to best serve this awesome community. Above all she thanks the good Lord above for giving her the ability to do what she loves the most.
Jeana Welch, Inside Caretaker
Jeana was born in Stephenville, Texas and raised in the small town of Gordon, Texas. She has been on staff at First Baptist Church, Dublin since 2009. Jeana is married to her best friend, Kerrey, and they have four amazing children together; Misty, Justin, Jacob, Wyatt, and their spouses. Jeana and Kerrey also have one amazing grandon, Blaze Aiden.
Jeana loves working and taking care of the church and has seen all the wonderful things that are happening at FBC and would like to invite you to come and worship. If you are in need of a church home, we welcome you here!