Children's Leader

Amber Burt

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By day... Amber an inconspicous teacher at FISD, but come Wednesday nights she's the Rock Star of our Children's ministry! Amber invests not only countless hours of her own time into the children of PBC - preparing, painting, creating, organizing - but she pours her heart and soul into loving our kiddos! If you have children and are looking for a church family where those kids will grow up treasuring God's Word in their hearts so that they will flourish and produce an abundant harvest for the LORD later in life...  then there's no sense in looking elsewhere! PBC is the church for you and your family! Join us on Wednesday nights for AWANA kids' club and Sunday mornings for Poetry Pals children's sermon by Pastor Kevin and Sunday School for all age groups to follow.

Ministry Coordinator

Janie Hitchcock


Janie is the organizational mastermind behind every ministry going on at PBC! Lots of churches operate their ministries like grain silos...  no communication, no cooperation, no collaboration. But at PBC we're a family and we know that for a family to be healthy - everyone needs to know what everyone else is doing. That way we can support one another, streamline our ministries, and ensure the most effective and impactful ministry efforts. If you have a ministry idea, a question about a date or ministry event, or wonder how you can serve at PBC... Janie is the person to contact! She'll point you in the right direction and make sure we help you find your sweet-spot to serve in the Body of Christ!

Bible Journal Ministry

Mandy Jouett


Mandy has served at PBC for many years. She has a huge heart for serving women and seeing them fellowship and support one another through the love of Christ. Bible Journaling is merely the venue for authentic conversations about real life challenges that women and girls struggle with in everyday life. You can contact Mandy for more info about upcoming Bible Journal Ministry opportunities!

Youth Leader

Christine Kelley

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Christine is our All-Star Youth Ministry Leader. When we came to Poetry there were only two youths and the ministry had been inactive for two years! The Kelley's two teenage girls doubled the size of the ministry! Christine saw a need, prayed, and was obedient to God's call to serve our youth. The ministry has grown exponentially over the past few months... they've had a lock-in, been to a local Christian concert, completely redecorated the youth rooms, and our youth are serving the members of our church in numerous ways under her leadership! If you're a youth looking for a church where you can grow in your relationship with Christ - and not just be entertained with jokes, pizza, and soda... then PBC is the place for you! Come join our youth on Wednesday nights @ 6:30 pm and on Sunday mornings at 11:30! We've got a place saved just for you!


Kevin M. Kelley


Kevin grew up in San Antonio, graduating from John Marshall High School in '86 and UTSA in '93 with a B.Sc. in Kinesiology. His passion for physical fitness took him from corporate fitness at SwRI to Kelly AFB as an Exercise Physiologist, and eventually opening up a private fitness studio in '00.

But those worldly pursuits did nothing to bring satisfaction or fulfillment into Kevin's life. In the Fall of '02 he was invited by a friend to attend Community Bible Church in S.A. That's where Kevin heard the Gospel of Christ preached for the first time. God continued that relentless pursuit, and in May of '03 Kevin called out to God, "Lord, if you're there please help me to know You!" God answered Kevin's prayer with the transcendent gift of faith (Eph 2:8-9)! Kevin's response was, "Lord, I'll go wherever you want me to go and do whatever you want me to do!"

The Lord led Kevin to First Baptist Church of San Antonio, where he began leading and teaching Sunday School for the Young Professionals ministry. Kevin then became a pastoral intern under, then, Senior Pastor, T. Don Guthrie. Kevin later accepted the call at FBCSA as the interim Single Adults Pastor before moving to Dallas to attend seminary in the summer of '06.

While teaching Sunday School at First Baptist Dallas, Kevin met Christine in the Fall of '10. Kevin proposed in February of '11 and they were married on May 28, 2011. Kevin completed his M.Div. in the Spring of '15. Pastor Kevin and Christine have four children: Delanie, Allie, Connor, and Hannah Grace.

The Kelley's greatest joy is just being together as a family and being part of a loving, compassionate, and united church family. Pastor Kevin notes, "I have no doubt the Lord has brought us to Poetry Baptist Church. The warm fellowship and extravagant hospitality at Poetry is what made it feel like home from day one. This church family has been, and continues to be, the answer to countless prayers for our family. I look forward to loving and serving the church family and community of Poetry in the weeks, months, and years to come!"

Finance Director

Vinson Stanphill


Vinson is our local finance guru and CPA. He helps us keep all our finances straight and our budget balanced as good stewards of God's financial blessings upon our church. As the leader of the Finance Team, he is always looking for folks who are gifted in the area of finance to help build up our finance team. If that's an area that you feel God has called you to serve in... contact Vinson for more info!