Meet Our Caring Staff

Office Hours:  Monday-Thursday  from 9am to 12 noon, 1pm-4pm.

Church Location: 407 North Houston St.  Comanche, Texas 76442

Telephone : (325) 356-2051

Van Christian

Senior Pastor
My name is Van Christian, and I am blessed to have been the pastor of First Baptist Church, Comanche since 1997. Prior to coming to Comanche, I served as the pastor of Round Grove Baptist Church near Dublin for eight years, and the pastor of Huckabay Baptist Church near Stephenville for five years.

I was born and raised in Stephenville, the fourth generation of my family to live in Erath County. I have a B.B.A. from Tarleton State University, and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

My wife, Terri, and I have been married since 1985, and we have two sons, Zac and Zeph. Terri teaches first grade here in Comanche. Our family is active in school and local events, and we love being residents of such a great community.

Thomas Kinnin

Minister of Youth
 My name is Thomas Kinnin and I have had the honor of being the Minister of Youth at First Baptist Church Comanche since January of 2023. Prior to coming to Comanche, I was the Associate Pastor of Youth and Technology at First Baptist Church of Holland for 2 years. I received my Bachelors of Christian Ministry with an emphasis in youth and children’s ministry in 2022. My wife, Lexie, and I have been married since 2022 and she is a teacher at Premier High School in Comanche. During my free time, I enjoy playing guitar, watching the North Carolina Tar Heels and watching movies.

Brenda Damron

Financial & Pastor’s Secretary
My name is Brenda Damron. I became Financial/Pastor’s Secretary in January 2004 after serving as Church Secretary in 2003. I had spent the previous 31 years as a stay-at-home wife and mother. I grew up in Brownwood, graduated and went to Texas Tech and in 1972 married Jerry Damron. We attended Bethel Baptist Church until we joined First Baptist Church Comanche in 1977 where I taught Children’s Sunday Shool, Mission Friends, GA’s and worked in VBS and with the Savior’s Super Singers for many years. Jerry and I have three grown children: Carter, Heather and Haley, daughter-in-law Toni, and grandson, Calder an son-in-law Josh Pulliam and granddaughter Hadley. I enjoy watching sports of all kinds, needlepoint, quilting, reading and being with family and good friends.

Carol Farley

Church Secretary
My name is Carol Farley, and I was born and raised right here in Comanche! I attended FBC Comanche from early childhood all the way through high school. I joined the staff of FBC as secretary in March 2004! I have two daughters, two son-in-laws, and five grandchildren: Britni and Adam Huggins and their children Crew & Kylee of New Boston, TX, and Courtney & Cody Jordan and their children Lance, Luke, and Logan of Grand Blanc, MI! In my free time, I enjoy cooking and reading.