Our Leadership Team
Pastor Tyler Gillit is thirty-three years old. He was born and raised in Midland, Texas. He was called to be the pastor at Worth in January 2016 after serving on staff for eight years. During his time on staff, he was the Youth Director, founder of the WBC chapter of Reformers Unanimous, Associate Pastor, and developed the short-term missions program.
He graduated from a Christian high school in 2001. He graduated with a Bachelor of Biblical Studies Degree from The Crown College (Powell, Tennessee) in 2006 and with a Master of Ministries Degree from Crown Seminary in 2007.
Pastor Gillit is passionate about expository preaching and making disciples in Fort Worth and around the world.
Bro. Sides's Bio
Pastor Earl Sides and his family accepted the call to serve with Pastor Gillit at Worth Baptist in March of 2016. He is the Director of Discipleship and the Reformers Unanimous Ministry. He also teaches the Overcomer’s Sunday school class.
Bro. Sides grew up in Cleburne, TX and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of seven. When he was a freshman in high school, a new youth pastor came to Bible Baptist Church and moved a few houses from where the Sides’ lived and invited him to his youth group. God used that to begin to speak to Bro. Earl’s heart about surrendering to be a youth pastor. He attended Arlington Baptist College but God soon began to use him in the ministry. Bro. Sides has over thirty years of youth pastor experience in churches in Ohio and Texas. Before coming to Worth Baptist, he served as Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor and Music Director at Calvary Baptist Church in Cleburne, TX under Pastor Charles Payne.
He is often asked to preach at camps and rallies around the country. He is so thankful to have many of his former teenagers who were in his youth ministry faithfully serving Lord around the country. He holds a Bachelor of Psychology and Christian Counseling degree from Louisiana Baptist University. He is currently working on his Master’s degree in Pastoral Theology. He also serves on the Board of Directors at Southland Christian Camp in Ringgold, LA.
He is most thankful for his wonderful family. He and his wife Niki have three sons, Cody, Colin, and Christian. Niki is a special education teacher. Colin presently attends West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster, CA., and Christian will be graduating from high school in 2017 and going on to West Coast Baptist College. Cody, their special needs son, serves in the junior church ministry at Worth.
Bro. Sides loves spending time with his family. He also enjoys traveling, basketball and running, but he especially enjoys the game of golf!
Dr. Raymond Barber
Dr. Barber's Bio
- Has been in the Gospel ministry for sixty-five years.
- Pastored Worth Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas for thirty-five years. Serves as Pastor Emeritus of Worth Baptist Church.
- Taught Bible college classes for thirty-five years.
- Founded the Independent Baptist Fellowship International and the Norris Bible Baptist Institute.
- Served as President of the Independent Baptist Fellowship International and the Norris Bible Baptist Institute for twelve years.
- Currently is President Emeritus of the IBFI, serves on the Executive Board of the IBFI, and is chancellor of Norris Baptist Bible Seminary.
- Member of the Executive Board of the Sword of the Lord Foundation and the Mt. Abarim Baptist Evangelistic Association.
- Has authored several books, booklets, and pamphlets, among which are: What the Bible Teaches, A Dozen Diamonds from Daniel, Family Portraits, Family Success, Profile of a Preacher, Golden Moments with God, Heaven’s Hymnbook.
- Travels extensively throughout the nation preaching in revival meetings, Bible conferences, mission conferences, Bible colleges, fellowship meetings, and gatherings such as the national Sword of the Lord conference and the national meeting of the Independent Baptist Fellowship International.
- Averett College, Danville, Virginia, Associates of Arts Degree
- Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas, Bachelor of Science Degree
- Bible Baptist Seminary, Master of Theology Degree
- Bible Baptist Seminary, Doctor of Divinity Degree
- Bethany Theological Seminary, Dothan, Alabama, Doctor of Biblical Literature Degree
- Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary, Shreveport, Louisiana, Doctor of Humanities Degree
Bro. Johnson's Bio
Andrew has been with Worth since August 2008. He is the Minister of Music and teaches the Crossroads College Age Young Singles Sunday School class. Andrew leads the WBC music ministry including the Adult Choir, Orchestra, special music, Graphic Design and Audio/Visual Department.
Andrew is originally from Houston, TX where he met his wife, Rachel, when they were in junior high church youth group. He and his wife graduated from Pensacola Christian College in Florida in 2005 and were married that summer. Andrew and Rachel travelled full-time as a representative for the College preaching at churches and Christian Schools and led traveling singing groups across forty-seven states and Canada before coming to Worth.
Since they have come to Worth, Andrew and Rachel have been blessed with four children, Alayna, Hannah, June, and Mitchell. Andrew loves to see college students grow to be godly young adults who know Jesus through the sound preaching of the Word of God. Everyone around him knows he loves singing godly music and playing his viola.
Dr. Willie Weaver
Dr. Weaver's Bio
Dr. Willie W. Weaver was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 9, 1944. He spent his formative years in Louisiana, accepted the Lord as his personal Saviour when he was nine years old, and surrendered to preach when he was thirteen. He married Carolyn Fitzpatrick on June 9, 1963. They now reside in Burleson, Texas. God has blessed Dr. and Mrs. Weaver with two children and seven grandchildren.
In 1967 Dr. Weaver answered God’s call after graduating from Bible Baptist Seminary and became the Youth Pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church in Roanoke, Virginia until 1970. Then he accepted his first pastorate at People’s Baptist Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and served there for seven years. He was then called to be the pastor at Calvary Baptist in Connersville, Indiana, in 1977 and served there for almost twenty years.
In 1997 Dr. Weaver was called to be pastor at Worth Baptist Church. His first Sunday was April 6, 1997, when Dr. Raymond Barber passed the torch of leadership to him. He pastored Worth until the last Sunday of December, 2015. He led Worth through several renovation projects at a cost of over $1,600,000.00. He started two Spanish Ministries, one of which became a church plant. Under his leadership Worth annually supported over 150 missionaries and gave millions of dollars to world evangelism.
Dr. Weaver has been a part of the Independent Baptist Fellowship International from the beginning and has served as Secretary for two years, Vice-President for seven years, and six years as President. He has also served as the president of the Norris Bible Baptist Seminary (NBBS) for three years and as the editor of the “Searchlight”, the official publication of the IBFI, for three years. He has also served many years as an instructor at the NBBS teaching various courses.
Dr. Weaver holds a Bachelor of Divinity from the Bible Baptist Seminary in Arlington, Texas, and an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Louisiana Baptist University.
When he is not out of town preaching in mission conferences and revival meetings, Dr. Weaver teaches the Auditorium Sunday School class.
Bro. Sengmany's Bio
Tony and his family moved to Texas and joined the staff of Worth Baptist church in September of 2016. Tony grew up in North Carolina and trusted Christ as Saviour as a teenager. He graduated from Crown College with a bachelor in Youth Ministry in 2006 and his Master of Ministry in 2007. He served in full time youth ministry at Temple Baptist Church in Powell, TN from 2008-2016 under the leadership of Dr. Clarence Sexton.
Rachel and Tony were married in June of 2007 and have three children; Jonathan, Esther, and Joy. They are excited about assisting our pastor and helping young people and families in the Fort Worth area!
Senior Citizen’s Minister
Bro. Riggsby's Bio
Dr. R. T. Riggsby served as Associate Pastor of Worth Baptist Church from 1999 to 2014. He and his wife, Peggy, have been members of Worth Baptist since 1984 when Bro. Riggsby came to Fort Worth, Texas, to begin the Norris Bible Baptist Institute, a ministry of the Independent Baptist Fellowship International.
Dr. Riggsby has served as administrator/teacher of the Norris Bible Baptist Seminary. He served in that post from its inception in 1984 until 1999. During this time, he also served as Managing Editor of the “Searchlight” publication, and office manager of the IBFI. He became administrator again in 2014.
Prior to coming to Fort Worth, Bro. Riggsby, served as administrator and teacher of Calvary Baptist School in Holland, Michigan, which he began in 1978, and served on staff at Calvary Baptist Church for six years.
His first full-time ministry was at his home church, Dayton Baptist Temple, Dayton, Ohio, where he served as administrator and teacher as Temple Christian School, which he helped establish in 1967 and later served as administrator from 1974-1978.
Dr. Riggsby served in the public school system for ten years in his home town of Vandalia, Ohio, where he was teacher, assistant principal at the Morton Junior High for six years, and then became principal of the Vandalia Elementary School for four years.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University and Master’s Degree from Wright State University. He was awarded an honorary Doctor’s Degree from Louisiana Baptist University in 1997.
Bro. and Mrs. Riggsby were both saved in 1965 and have served the Lord in many capacities over the years. They have been in Sunday school work for thirty-eight years and currently teach the Liberty Sunday School class. They have four children, Mark, Amy, Rebekah, and Joshua and ten grand children, all of whom live in the Fort Worth area.
Bro. González's Bio
Yo nací en una familia “católica” en la cual la religión no se practicaba. A la edad de 16 años conocí al Señor Jesucristo como mi Salvador personal en una iglesia no bautista. Fue en una reunión de jóvenes en que la predicación de la Palabra de Dios fue del gran amor de Dios para el hombre; yo necesitado del amor de Dios, acepte ese amor y regalo de vida eterna que Dios ofrecía atreves de su Hijo Jesucristo.
Llegue a la doctrina e Iglesia bautista después de darme cuenta que esta iglesia (Ejército de Salvación) cree que la salvación de Dios se puede perder. Conocí a la que ahora es mi esposa en la iglesia bautista, “Iglesia Bautista EL NUEVO MANA” en la capital de Guatemala y en esta misma iglesia fui bautizado bíblicamente, puesto completamente bajo el agua; esto fue en 1984 en la capital de Guatemala.
En 1989, alcance la benevolencia de Jehová y halle esposa, Doris y yo nos casamos en Guatemala; más tarde el Señor nos bendigo aun mas con la llegada de nuestro primer hijo, Oscar Jr. Pero las bendiciones se detuvieron allí, llegamos a este hermoso país de los Estados Unidos en 1991 al Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Ángeles CA. Después de vivir algunos en CA, siguiendo la dirección de Dios, llegamos al estado de la estrella solitaria, Texas. Estando en Texas nos nació nuestro segundo hijo, Bryan.
En el verano del 1992, nos hicimos miembros de la iglesia Trinity Baptist Church en Arlington, Texas bajo el liderazgo de Dr. B. Smith; servimos al Señor hasta el 2011 en el Departamento Hispano bajo el liderazgo del Pastor Enrique González.
Siguiendo el liderazgo del Espíritu Santo, cambiamos nuestra membrecía en el año 2012 para la iglesia Worth Baptist Church y empezamos a servir al Señor casi de inmediato en el programa de visitación y ganando almas. Después de ver la necesidad de un lugar para llevar a los nuevos convertidos hispanos; el pastor Weaver me permitió empezar una Escuela Dominical en español en el mes de Febrero del 2013. Dios empezó a bendecir esta nueva clase de Escuela Dominical y para el mes de Noviembre del 2013, el pastor Weaver guiado por el Espíritu Santo y después de semanas de oración, tomo una decisión. ¡Worth Baptist Church tiene un Departamento Hispano!; el pastor Weaver me invito para ser parte del personal de la iglesia Worth como el pastor hispano. Es un gran honor para mi servir a Dios en esta iglesia con un enfoque misionero.
Después de más de 30 años en la doctrina e iglesia bautista he trabajado en diferentes ministerios tanto en Guatemala como en USA.
A continuación presentare una lista de estos ministerios.
- Director de Música
- Evangelización y Ganado Almas
- Empezando Iglesias
- Maestro de Escuela Dominical
- Iglesia Infantil
- Maestro de Instituto Bíblico
- Viajes Misioneros
- Club de Niños
- Reunión de Varones
Siempre he estado ocupado en la obra del Señor, sirviendo a la Iglesia local y al pastor.
I was born in a “Catholic” family in which religion was not practiced. At the age of 16 years old I met the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior at a Non Baptist church. It was at a youth meeting where the preaching of the Word of God was about the great love of God for man. There I realized that I needed the love of God, I accept that love and the gift of eternal life that God gave us through his Son Jesus Christ.
I came to a Baptist Church after realizing that this church, Salvation Army, believed that God’s salvation could be lost. I came to know, who is now my wife, at Castillo Fuerte Baptist Church in Guatemala City and was baptized biblically, put completely under water, in 1984.
In 1989, I findeth a wife and obtaineth the favour of the Lord. Doris and I were married in Guatemala and later the Lord blessed me even more with our first born son, Oscar. However, the blessings of God do not stop there, we arrived at this beautiful Country (USA) in 1991 at the Los Angeles CA International Airport. After a few months living in CA God led us to the Lone Star State, Texas. Here in Texas my second child, Bryan became the newest member of our family.
In the Summer of 1992 , we became members of Trinity Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas under the Leadership of Dr. B. Smith, serving the Lord in the Spanish Department under Pastor Enrique Gonzalez until 2011.
In January of 2012, after the leading of the Holy Spirit, we moved our membership to Worth Baptist Church and started serving our Lord almost immediately in soul winning and visitation. After realizing the necessity for a place to bring the new Spanish speakers converts, Pastor Weaver allowed me to start a Spanish Sunday School Class in February of 2013. God started blessing this new Sunday School and, by November of 2013, Pastor Weaver, Lead by the Holy Spirit and after weeks of prayer, took a decision. Worth Baptist Church would have a Spanish Department! After this decision Pastor Weaver called me to be part of the church staff as the Spanish Pastor. It is a great honor for me to serve God in this mission focused church.
After more than 30 years in the Baptist church I have served in many different ministries, both in Guatemala and the United States.
The following are a list of ministries I have served in.
- Music Director
- Soul Winning And Evangelism
- Planting Churches
- Sunday School Teacher
- Children’s Church
- Bible Institute Teacher
- Missions Trips
- Children’s Clubs
- Church Buses
- Men’s Club
- and now, in 2015, I am the Hispanic pastor of Worth Baptist Church, Hispanic Department.
I have always been busy in the Lord’s work, serving the local church and pastor.
Bro. Barcuch's Bio
Bro. Barcuch was saved at the age of 13. He really started growing in the Lord when he began to attend Worth Baptist and sat under the preaching of Dr. Raymond Barber. Bro. and Mrs. Barcuch have been members at Worth since 1977. He has been the bus director at Worth for the last 34 years
Women of Worth
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10:00 AM | Sunday School
11:00 AM | Morning Worship
6:00 PM | Evening Service
6:30 PM | Master Clubs
7:00 PM | Teen Service
7:00 PM | Midweek Service
7:00 PM | RU Addictions Recovery