My name is Bryan Boatman and I am the Pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Beeville, Texas. When I was about ten years old my mom led me to the Lord Jesus Christ after a week of being under such heavy conviction of sin I could not bear it anymore. We knelt down and prayed beside her bed and from that point on in my life the relationship I had with the Lord Jesus Christ was very real. Every decision I made was in my mind and heart filtered through the relationship I had with the Lord Jesus Christ. His presence in my life in the form of the Holy Spirit of God was my constant companion in obedience and rebellion.
Around the age of 20, I began to hear the call to preach and was at the same time attending Bible Baptist Church in Beeville, Texas while meeting in the storefront with Pastor Bevans Welder. When he moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, I followed and trained in the ministry under Pastor Welder for twelve years, learning and participating in all aspects of the ministry. During that time I received a B.A. in Theology from Blue Ridge Bible Institute by way of correspondence because my job in the oilfield was not conducive to earning a classroom degree.
During this time I met my wife, Marybeth, who is a precious gift from God. I can’t imagine life without her loving support. All through the years with Brother Welder, pastoring appeared to be the goal and sure enough it was. In March of 2014 Marybeth, our four kids and I began making plans to move to Victoria, Texas to plant a church, but God had other plans.
In late April of 2014 I was informed that Bible Baptist Church pastor Dywane Burrell was returning to North Carolina and I was asked to fill the pulpit until such a time as a pastor could be found. We happily did so and through the process of time the Lord’s will became clear in the matter. The Lord was calling me to pastor Bible Baptist Church in Beeville, Texas. On July 13, 2014 Bible Baptist Church voted unanimously for her new pastor. On July 27, 2014, we held a joint “Installation Service” with Pastor Bevans Welder and Bible Believers Baptist Church along with Bible Baptist Church to formally celebrate this wonderful time the Lord had prepared.
It is my hope and prayer that our church will be a light and a testimony to Beeville and the surrounding areas. And that the Lord will use Bible Baptist Church to minister the words of God faithfully, preach the gospel, and grow the saints in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ until the Lord Jesus Christ returns for His people.