Our Staff

To send an email to one of our ministry staff members, please click on their name.


Michael D. Dean
Senior Pastor

Our team of pastors and ministers are committed to service. Please let us know how we may be of assistance to you.


Celeste Albaugh
Minister to Preschool

As the Minister to Preschool, I desire our team of talented preschool leaders to assist parents in laying a strong biblical foundation in their young child’s life. The Preschool Ministry exists to provide a Christ-centered, biblically based learning environment that is safe, secure, and age-appropriate for preschoolers. We look forward to having your family join us very soon!

Amanda Bellah
Minister to Children

As Minister to Children, we encourage our Travis Kids to be Transformed by God, Respected by peers, Active in ministry, Vibrant in their communities, Intentional in their relationships, and Strengthened in their faith. We do this by providing a safe place for children to come and learn more about what it looks like to have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ! We look forward to seeing you on the Children’s Floor!


Wesley Black
Minister to Legacy and Senior Adults

As the Minister to Legacy and Senior Adults, I lead the team that ministers to adults who are empty-nesters through the oldest adults. This is an active group with hearts for ministry, serving, and having great fun and fellowship together. One of our key verses is Psalm 71:18, “Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.”


Chad Brantley
Associate Pastor for Discipleship

Leads the strategic design and implementation of the highest quality in ministries to accomplish the biblical mission of the church, which is to join God in developing passionate followers of Jesus Christ.

Tim Cone
Associate Minister of Music

I have the amazing privilege to help facilitate the music/singing in the Great Room Service with a wonderful team! A verse that I love is Psalm 104:33 which says “I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.” Singing joins the heart and the mind together like nothing else. The Holy Spirit enlightens our understanding causing us to sing from the deepest parts of our hearts back to God and, thus, calling us to live it out in our every day lives.

Ivan Garcia
Minister to Hispanic Church

As Hispanic Pastor I lead the Hispanic congregation with the passion to share Jesus Christ with everyone and expand His Kingdom here in Fort Worth and to the Nations. Travis en Español exists to encourage everyone to be a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. Please join us and contact me if you are interested to know more about Travis en Español. It will be a pleasure serve you.


Matt Geddie
Minister of College and Young Singles

As the minister to college and young singles, I have the honor of overseeing our church’s efforts in reaching the thousands of college students and young singles within Tarrant County with the message of Jesus Christ.  We are passionate about equipping these young adults to fully embrace the Great Commission.


Bernie Hargis
Associate Pastor
Church Administration

Travis is a fellowship of “changed lives…and caring people.” Please contact me if you would like to know more about our church or if you would like to become part of our congregation.


John B Lee
Associate Pastor
Worship and Music

Bringing glory to God and bringing others into the presence of His glory
… that is the essence of worship and the Worship/Music Ministry here at Travis Avenue.

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Karen Sanders

Director of Women’s Ministries

As Director of Women’s Ministries, I coordinate oppotunities for women of all ages to grow in their relationship with Christ, to serve others, to share their faith and to enjoy times of fellowship so that every woman can make decisions intelligently and intentionally from a Biblical perspective.

Bob Waybright
Minister of Business Administration

As the Minister of Business Administration, I lead the team that manages the daily operation of the church. This includes the areas of finance, facilities, food service and information technology. It is our prayer that we always honor the Lord Jesus Christ as we serve His people at Travis Avenue Baptist Church.


Phillip Vincent Associate Children’s Minister
John Flenniken Director of Audio-Visual Technology
Anthony Galata Benevolence Ministry
Carol Warren Financial Manager
Edd Robinett Facilities Manager
Tana Musick Food Service Coordinator
Larry Tardy Interim Orchestra Director