Meet our leadership
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Dr. David Burrows - Senior Pastor
Dr. David Burrows became the Senior Pastor of FBC Las Cruces in 2015. David has served the Lord as a Pastor for over 40 years. David is married to his wife of 35+ years, Debbie.
Joe Andrews - Campus Pastor
Joe Andrews became the Campus Pastor of FBC Las Cruces in 2016. Joe previously served as a Missionary to the country of Argentina for seven years and he is currently working on a Doctorate of Ministry. Joe is married to his wife, Leann and they have four children.
Troy Tudor - Executive Pastor
Troy Tudor joined the FBC Las Cruces leadership team in 2017 as the Executive Pastor. Troy and his wife Shelley have four grown children. Troy is a Volunteer Firefighter and a member of a local Search & Rescue team. He loves to go backpacking and hiking and is looking to add fly fishing to the list.
Brian Clayburgh - Worship Pastor
Brian Clayburgh joined the FBC Las Cruces leadership team in 2017 as the Worship Pastor. Brian has served the Lord for many years as a Worship Pastor and a Youth Pastor. Brian is married to his wife, Stesha and they have three children. Brian loves the Detroit Tigers, hunting and guitars.
Mike Edwards - Music & Senior Adults Pastor
Mike Edwards joined the FBC Las Cruces leadership team in 1994. Since then, he has served as FBC Las Cruces's Minister of Music and most recently added the role of Senior Adults Pastor. Mike is married to his wife of 39 + years, Linda and have 2 grown children. Mike likes to travel and plan extraordinary trips for Senior Adults!
Stephen Kolesar - Student Pastor
Stephen Kolesar joined the FBC Las Cruces Leadership Team in 2022. He grew up in San Jose, California, and was married to his wife, Lauren, in 2012. They have two daughters, Hailey, and Emma.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude from William Jessup University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry and a minor in Bible and Theology. In April of 2021, he graduated with honors from Western Seminary with a Masters of Biblical and Theological Studies. He has served as a Student Minister his entire career and brings a wealth of experience to the position.
Stephen enjoys being outdoors hiking, playing sports, and exploring. He races his car (legally) with the BMW Car Club of America and loves spending time with family, friends, and students.
Heather Thatcher - Children's Minister
Heather Thatcher joined the FBC Las Cruces leadership team in 2021. She and her husband David have three grown biological children and adopted a three-year-old son, Elijah in 2021.
Having served for over 16 years as a Children's Minister, she brings a wealth of experience. Heather has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with Language Arts Endorsement and a Master of Arts in Children & Family Ministry.
They were licensed foster parents for several years. She loves playing softball with family and friends, camping, hiking, running, and doing some crafts.
Krista Wilson - Business & Financial Administrator, Pastor’s Assistant
Krista Wilson joined the FBC Las Cruces leadership team in 2013 and became the Business & Financial Administrator in 2016. Krista is married to her husband, David and they have three children.
James Harrison - Technical Director
James Harrison joined the the FBC Las Cruces leadership team in 1998 and has served in various capacities over the years. James has multiple degrees! He loves hamburgers!
Melody Harrison - Ministry Assistant
Melody Harrison joined the the FBC Las Cruces leadership team in 1998. She loves a variety of music and reading good books.
Cindy Chavez - Ministry Assistant
Cindy Chavez joined the the FBC Las Cruces leadership team in 2013. Cindy enjoys spending time with her family, especially her Grandson. Cindy loves working in her garden.
Jennifer Hilbert - Communication/Tech Admin & Custodian
Jennifer Hilbert joined our FBC team in 2021 with ministry experience, having previously worked as an Administrative Assistant and AV Technician at a UMC church in Texas. Jennifer comes with an education in Computer Information Technology. A new resident of New Mexico, Jenn has previously lived in Texas and was raised in Pennsylvania. Jenn loves to clean, spend quality time with her family, and do anything 'in nature. Jennifer shares a passion for elder care and is an avid lover of all animals!