About Us
Who we are:
FBC Gladewater cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. FBC Gladewater is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom.
Where we’re headed:
More than ever, FBC Gladewater is committed to fostering a family built around hope. Hope for the future. Hope for better. Hope for progress. Hope in Jesus. And as we move forward as a church family, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ.
What this means for you:
Most importantly, you’re always welcome at FBC Gladewater. We’re saving a seat for you. Wherever you are at in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as part of the FBC Gladewater family.
Beyond that, if you’re ready to plan your first visit, click the “Plan Your Visit” button below. If you’d simply like to get in touch with a person on our staff, click the button “Contact” button below.


Bailey Harris
(903) 374-5485
I was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1960. I am the oldest of 3 children. God used my family as a key part of my journey of faith. I was fortunate to have a family that was connected to a local church. I grew up going to church and many of my close friendships were forged in the context of that church family. At the age of 11, my pastor helped lead me to make the decision to become a Christian. Five years later I said, “Yes”, to God’s call to serve Him as a minister.
While attending Southwestern Baptist Theological seminary, I met my wife, Tammy. We actually met through the single’s ministry of our church in Fort Worth. In 1988, we married just a few weeks after she completed her seminary degree. She is a key partner in the work God has called both of us to do in His church. Together, we have two adult children, Elliott and Emilye.
Since 1991, I have been serving in local churches as the lead pastor. I have been here, at FBC Gladewater, since 2010. I consider it a joy to lead our church and to help provide part of the pastoral care for our faith community. Our staff and volunteers do a great job of caring for the many needs at FBC and we have a wonderful church family. It is my expectation that each person belonging to our faith community will find a place to be with others in fellowship, to serve alongside others in ministry, and to support what we are striving to do collectively: follow Christ in our community and beyond. Come and spend some time with us and see what it is like to be part of a loving church family.
Music & Worship Minister
Jason Steele
(903) 736-1142
I have been working as an educator in Texas since 1999 and I am currently the Head Band Director / Director of Fine Arts White Oak ISD. I have been serving as the Music and Worship Minister at FBC Gladewater since 2011.
During my time at FBC, we have hosted the Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda 2 times, created the “Saints United” Choir in partnership with St. James Baptist Church in Gladwater, and held numerous Christmas, Easter, and other special choir events at FBC. I came to know the Lord when he was 11 years old, and have been active in church all of my life. I am married to my High School sweetheart, D’Anne, and together we have 3 children: Jordan, Travis, and Reagan.