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Randy Hatchett

Interim Pastor

Randy (R. L.) Hatchett is Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Houston Christian University. His areas of teaching include Hermeneutics (Biblical Interpretation), Theology, and Church History.

He served Baker Baptist Church, near Weatherford, as pastor for 5 years. He regularly preaches in local churches and has served as interim pastor to more than 20 congregations in Arkansas and Texas.


Dr. Hatchett has authored a number of articles and essays. He completed a thorough revision of Bruce Shelley’s Church History in Plain Language, 4th ed. (Thomas Nelson, 2013). He has coauthored with Ben Blackwell, Engaging Theology: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Introduction, (Zondervan, 2019).


Randy and his wife Debbie have 4 children and are members at Sugar Land Baptist Church.


Jason Haynes

Minister of Music and Worship

Jason Haynes grew up in the Houston area and returned to Texas after serving as a full-time Music Minister and Church Administrator in Louisiana.  He received a Bachelor’s of Music in Church Music and Master’s of Music in Choral Conducting at Hardin-Simmons University. 


Jason is grateful to be a part of First Baptist Church and the Richmond community. He has a true passion for leading people of all ages in worship. 


In addition to music, Jason enjoys the Houston Astros, hiking, and spending time with his family and friends. 


“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

Colossians 3:16


Sandy Bills

Minister with Students & Families

Sandy Bills is FBC's Minister with Students and Families.  Having served in other roles prior to her current position, Sandy is continuing to nurture deep roots in this community of faith.  Those roots are deep AND wide as she walks alongside children from birth through high school.  One of her deep passions is ministering to the whole family.  This truly takes a village - a village known as First Baptist Church of Richmond.

I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love.  Ephesians 3:16-17


Caitlin Valdez

Ministry Assistant

Caitlin was born and raised in Richmond, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2010 and from nursing school in 2015. Caitlin and her husband, Ruben, have two boys. Caitlin is a lifelong member of FBC Richmond, leads weekly Family Music Time, is involved in VBS yearly, and has been a choir member. She enjoys spending time with her family and their animals, reading, and cheering for Astros baseball.


‘Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.’ 1 John 3:18

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