Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Meet the Staff & Leaders of FBCEL

Administrative Assistant

Debbie Shanks

Debbie Shanks is a member and serves as our Administrative Assistant.  She has been with us since November 2019. Debbie has been married 44 wonderful years to her husband Gene.  They have two children; their son Brandon and his boys, Sully and Rayne and their daughter Heather and Zach.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with Gene and their two grandsons. 

Joshua Turpin

Joshua Turpin is the pastor of First Baptist Eagle Lake.  Joshua most recently called Waco, TX, home, having studied at Baylor since 2012. He graduated in August of 2021 with a Masters of Divinity from Truett Seminary and a Masters of Music in Church Music. Joshua has served in multiple Baptist churches since 2013 bringing a commitment to scripture, discipleship, and community engagement to each congregation.  He and his wife Brittany will soon celebrate their “one year” Anniversary as they…