Welcome to First Baptist Church

Tyler, TX

Hi!, I am Lance Sturrock, Minister of Guest Relations.  Caroline and I have been married since March 1991 and we have three son’s John, Ben, and Greg.

  After completing seminary at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, we were appointed and served with the International Mission Board, SBC from 1997-2002. As an IMB missionary, we served as a church planter strategist among the Waray-Waray people of the Philippines.

My role with FBC of Tyler South Campus is to help church members discover their place of ministry service, Ephesian 4:12. And one of my greatest joys is to helping people live out their strengths. So naturally, one of my favorite quotes comes from my son Ben.  Upon learning about my ministry responsibility ”job description” and knowing my life’s passion Ben simply said, “you win”.

I’d love for you to worship with us; but, more than anything I hope you find a church family that lives for Jesus in a fun and dynamic way.

A Bible verse that I return to often is a prayer from Jesus, “And this is eternal life, that they may know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” John 17:3 ESV.

Email me at, lsturrock@fbctyler.org


Fun Stuff…

Most appreciated music artist: Phil Keaggy

Currently Loaded music CD: David Crowder, Neon Steeple

Favorite Book: Bruchko, the life story of missionary Bruce Olson.

Favorite Food to eat: Fresh Mango

Favorite Vacation Setting: Cabin in the mountains.

Favorite Pass Time: Drinking coffee with Caroline with good long conversations.

Future Hobby Plans: I would like to have a small fruit orchard, mainly peach trees and blueberry bushes with lots of wildlife including pet fox.