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Our humble country church has dedicated itself to serving the Lord through preaching the gospel, fostering a caring community, and spreading the message of Christ to our neighbors.
We aim to provide worship that is both biblically sound and relevant to our modern world, incorporating a diverse range of music styles from classic gospel hymns to contemporary Christian music.
is to glorify God through worship, ministry, and by equipping our members to serve others in our community.
Our goal is to carry out the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ as recorded in Matthew 28: 19-20 and Acts 1:8, encouraging people to know God through personal faith in Christ and following Him in their daily lives and in their homes.
Matt. 28 Verses 19 to 20
Pastor William "Sid" Vanderland has dedicated his life to serving others. He was licensed to preach in 1979 at Green's Creek Baptist in Dublin, Texas, and has since served as a youth and music minister at two small churches while completing his education. In 1986, Pastor Vanderland was ordained as a Deacon, further deepening his commitment to his faith.
Outside of his ministry, Pastor Vanderland also had a distinguished career as an FBI agent, serving from 1986 until 2010. His dedication to public service has been a constant theme throughout his life, and he continues to serve his community through his work as a pastor.
Pastor Vanderland and his wife, Laurel, have been married for 41 years and have three children and six grandchildren. His commitment to his family and his faith is a testament to his character and the values he holds dear.
Kenneth is a devoted husband to Debby, and together they have been married for an impressive 45 years. Throughout their marriage, they have raised four boys, instilling in them the values of hard work, honesty, and integrity. Kenneth and Debby are also proud grandparents to two grandchildren, and they cherish the time they get to spend with them.
In July 2016, Kenneth felt called to serve in a more formal capacity and became ordained as a Deacon. This new role has allowed him to deepen his faith and serve his community in new and meaningful ways. Kenneth is known for his kind heart, strong work ethic, and unwavering commitment to his family and his faith.
Meet Angie Bomgardner, the Worship Leader at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Raised in a Christian household in Johnson County, she has always had a deep love for music and worship. Her passion lies in preparing hearts to hear God's Word and helping people connect with Him through music.
Angie takes great care in catering to the preferences of each individual worshipper, which is why she and her team offer a blended service that combines faithful hymns with contemporary worship songs.
When Angie isn't leading worship, she is busy being a mother to her three daughters and a proud Gigi to six grandchildren.
Her hobbies include traveling, road trips, indulging in spicy Mexican food, and sipping on sweet tea.
Debby is a devoted wife to Kenneth Murphy, and together they have been married for an impressive 45 years. Throughout their marriage, they have raised four boys, instilling in them the values of hard work, honesty, and kindness. Debby and Kenneth are also proud grandparents to two grandchildren, and they cherish the time they get to spend with them.
In 2014, Debby felt called to serve her community and her church in a more formal capacity and became the secretary of Mt Carmel church. This new role has allowed her to use her administrative skills to help her church run smoothly and effectively. Additionally, Debby is a Sunday school teacher and enjoys teaching children about the Bible and the values that she holds dear.
Debby is known for her kind heart, strong work ethic, and unwavering commitment to her family and her faith.
Dalton is a 26-year-old main line technician in Cleburne. In addition to his career, he is also an experienced sound technician at Mt Carmel church, a role he has held since 2013. Dalton has a passion for music and technology, and his skills as a sound technician have helped enhance the worship experience for the congregation.
Caleb, Dalton's younger brother, is 18 years old and currently a student at Joshua High School. He is a talented athlete and a member of the school's football team, as well as an active member of the Joshua FFA. In 2020, Caleb decided to follow in his brother's footsteps and become a sound technician at Mt Carmel church. With his dedication and enthusiasm, Caleb is sure to continue the legacy of excellence that his brother has established.
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