TJ Joyner

Our Pastor is TJ Joyner. TJ is the husband of Traci Joyner. TJ and Traci have been married for almost 20 years and have 2 boys. TJ Joyner grew up in Odessa, Texas as the son of an oil field mechanic. After graduating from Odessa High School, TJ took a job at a machine shop in West Odessa as an enter level welder. At this time in TJ's life, he was searching for more in life than the worldly, godless lifestyle he was living and he had begun to pray a simple prayer of, "Jesus help me." This new job opportunity became an answer to TJ's prayer as the welding supervisor who was instructing TJ in how to weld and build frac pumps began to witness to him about Jesus. TJ's welding supervisor encouraged him to read the Bible for himself. As TJ took this advice to heart and began to humbly and prayerfully read the Bible for himself, Jesus Christ became real to Him in a personal and life transforming way. Jesus answered TJ's prayer for help and step by step TJ was able to walk away from a lifestyle of worldliness and sin and into a life filled with the grace, mercy and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. A few years later TJ left Odessa to attend college at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. While in Alpine, TJ became very involved with FBC Alpine and the Baptist Student Ministry at Sul Ross. It was through this involvement that TJ was called by God into the ministry. He began to serve in Marathon, Texas at Marathon Baptist Church as Associate Pastor and eventually became the Senior Pastor serving in this church from 1999-2013. In 2013 TJ and Traci accepted a position to serve at FBC Glen Rose working with students and kids. While serving in Glen Rose some friends who were members of Walnut Springs Baptist Church persistently encouraged TJ and Traci to submit a resume and prayerfully consider becoming the pastor at WSBC. After much prayerful consideration from the Joyner's and the church family TJ became our Pastor in September of 2014.