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Drew Dabbs was born and raised in Meridian, MS. After completing his B.A. in Christian Studies at Mississippi College, he attended Truett Seminary, where he completed his Master of Divinity. Drew has been a pastor for over 17 years and before that a youth minster for 3 years. He is married to Emily Dabbs and they have four children.


Student Minister

Matthew Stephens

Matthew grew up in Hamilton where he attended FBC Hamilton. He spent much of his time participating in Summer Music Camp, VBS, and Youth Choir even after his family moved to Waco his sophomore year of high school. He is a 2014 graduate of Bosqueville High School and 2018 graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in Public Health. He is currently attending Baylor University to pursue his MBA with a focus on Healthcare Administration. Matthew married Chelsea on May 11, 2019. Chelsea is a 2014 graduate of Fairfield High School and 2017 graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in Ag Communications & Journalism. She is currently employed with Hamilton Healthcare System as Director of Community Relations.


Karla Werkman
Office Manager

Born in Hico, Texas, Karla Werkman is a graduate of Hamilton High School.  She attended Texas A&M as a History major until her senior year, but subsequently graduated from North Texas State with a BS in Computer Science. She retired after 20+ years working as a programmer, database administrator and system architect . Karla is married to Steve, a rancher, farrier and horse trainer.  For the last 25 years they have raised Percheron Draft Horses. 

Nan Campbell

Financial Secretary

Nan was raised in Hamilton, TX.  After graduating from Hamilton High, she attended Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX in August 1972 and graduated with a B.S. degree in Business.  She lived in Waco for one year before moving to Lubbock, TX.  Her career with Better Business Bureau of the South Plains started in August 1973 where she worked in every position and became President and Chief Executive Officer in 1991.  She retired in December 2011 and moved back to Hamilton in May 2012.  First Baptist Church of Hamilton was where she grew up and made a profession of faith and was baptized by Douglas Brown in July 1964.  Nan works from her home where she is always accompanied by her “daughter dogs” Foxxie and Gigi. 

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