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Board of Elders
Mike is a graduate of the University of Texas, with a B.A. in Architectural Engineering. He has recently retired from a career in engineering and facilities management. He and Karen have been married over 45 years. In their early years in the faith, they were involved in outreach to the UT campus. They have been a part of BBC since 2000 and Mike has served as an elder for the past twelve years.
Albert and his wife Kristie were raised in Christian homes, and were beneficiaries of both Christian and home education. They married in 1997, and have homeschooled their 7 children.
Albert believed in Christ for salvation in 1980, has been working in an Austin law firm since 1995, and was later licensed to practice law by the State of California where his home-education program opened a distance-learning law school program focused on the study of law from a Biblical perspective.
The Ellison family began attending Bastrop Bible Church in 2005. Albert was later elected a deacon and then eventually was elected an elder.
Albert is called to work to re-establish the nation on a Biblical foundation, and to that end is involved in the political process helping people understand the connection between genuine faith and good public policy. He has a passion for God’s Word, and its application in daily life.
Craig studied theology and evangelism at Howard Payne and has studied music throughout his life earning a B.A. in Church Music from Dallas Baptist University in 1978. He has been involved in teaching piano, guitar, voice, choral conducting, and music ministry in churches and the community for more than 40 years.
Married to Gayle; they have 4 daughters, 3 son-in-laws, and 11 grandchildren.
His personal and professional concerns are for the highest quality and performance. He enjoys interaction with people of all ages: teaching children, instructing teenagers, mentoring young adults, and ministering to senior adults.
Karen has been both a working mom and a stay at home mom. She and Mike have raised three beautiful daughters who have given them fourteen grandchildren to enjoy. Karen served twelve years with the Austin Crisis Pregnancy Center and retired as the center director. She also helped with the start up of the Bastrop Pregnancy Resource Center. She has served as secretary for BBC for the past ten years.
Board of Deacons
John grew up in El Paso Texas. He graduated from UTEP with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He went to work for IBM as a development engineer retiring in 1994 after 30 years of service. John established and was President of Sullivan Custom Homes. In 2015, he retired again.
John has been married to his lovely wife Marilyn for 53 years. They have three grown children, who live in the central Texas area.
William Schwartz Sr
Bill earned a degree in music from Texas Tech University followed by serving in the USAF Academy band for 3 ½ years. He then attended Dallas Bible College and in 1978 completed a degree in Theology. Bill was married to his wife Linda for 49 years before the Lord took her home. They have 3 children, 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Bill now lives in the Giddings/La Grange area where he served as postmaster of each office respectively, retiring in 2009.
Bill enjoys studying and teaching God’s word. He is a Deacon and also serves as the church treasurer.
Director, Childrens Ministries
Deborah Seale received her Bachelors of Music in Music Education from the University of Texas at Austin.
During her formative years, Deborah was taught biblical truths and saw ministry firsthand from her parents. Her mother, Candy Seale, having a Masters in Christian Education, has written and published Sunday School curriculum, put together pageants and VBS programs. Her father, Byron Seale, a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, worked in Christian camping.
As she and her sisters entered their young adult years, they were given the opportunity to program camps, implement ideas and lead young campers and staff at Camp Winchester. Deborah also has written and implemented curriculum for young children for several churches as well as trained volunteers to teach. Most recently Deborah served as Children’s Director for First United Methodist Church of Bastrop.
In addition to serving the children on Sunday mornings, Deborah directs Little Heart Talent Education, a music studio for all ages.