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Dr. Steven R. Branson
Dr. Steven R. Branson

Pastor Branson has been pastor of Village Parkway Baptist Church since February 1994. He is a graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas with a degree in Marketing in 1975. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity Degree in 1979 and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in 1985. He has been in the ministry since 1976 and has served churches in the San Antonio area and in the Lubbock area. He has taught for Wayland Baptist University and is currently serving as an adjunct professor for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to Jan Onstott Branson, from Fort Worth, for over 31 years.  They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Click here to view Pastor Steve's blog – http://www.stevebranson.blogspot.com/

Malcolm Grainger

Malcolm Grainger
Minister of Music

Malcolm attended the University of South Carolina. He received his ministerial training at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received the Bachelor of Church Music degree in 1958 and a Bachelor of Religious Education in l959. He has served churches in Mississippi, Alabama and Texas. In 1999 he retired after thirty years at Castle Hills First Baptist in San Antonio. He served there as Minister of Music for twenty-two years and as Associate Pastor for eight years. Now, he and his wife Johnie of forty-six years, enjoy ministering to churches on "The Exchanged Life." The Exchanged Life is living in complete dependence upon the Life of Christ within.

Doug Brinson

Doug Brinson 
Minister of Education

Doug has served as a minister of education since 1989, in San Antonio since 1993.  He has earned B.A., B.S. and M.A. degrees from Northwestern State University (LA), and a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Doug and his wife Glynrose have two daughters, Hillory and Amy.  His hobbies are cycling and reading.

Ron Sweet

Ron Sweet
Minister To Single Adults

Ron has been serving in the Singles Ministry at Village Parkway since he joined the church in 1995.  He is currently the VP of Equity Investments at USAA and teaches Finance at UTSA.  He serves or has served Village Parkway in the orchestra, as a deacon, on the Finance Committee, the VPCS Committee of Management, the Facilities Study Committee, and as Church Treasurer.  Under his leadership, our single adults have developed an active, dynamic, serving ministry within the church body. 

Ryan Carpenter

Ryan Carpenter
Minister to Students

Ryan graduated from Texas A&M University in 1999 with a degree in Mathematics, received his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Seminary (where he met his wife, Carrie) in 2003, and is currently a doctoral student at the B. H. Carroll Theological Institute. Ryan traveled as a magician, worship leader, and speaker before touring with a Christian drama troupe called the Company in 2002. He has served as a student minister in Fort Worth and Round Rock and enjoys sports, fishing, the outdoors, and being Cal's dad. He is happy to serve the families of Village Parkway and invites you to come join the Village Parkway Student Ministry where you will find lasting friendships and lives that make a difference.

Debbie Hullet 
Director, Preschool and Children Ministries  debhullet@prodigy.net

Debbie made a profession of faith as a young child, and has been active in churches ever since.   She became a member of Village Parkway in February 2000.   She has been extremely involved in Children's ministries for many years, and has served in many areas.   She has been a N ursery worker, Nursery coordinator, a Sunday School teacher to all ages from 2-year-olds to Youth, worked with VBS,  MDO, and Children's choir; taught 5 th/6 th grade history/literature at VPCS, member of VPCS COM (chairman since 2006), and has been part of the Children's ministry for Bible Study Fellowship since 2000.  She is the mother of five wonderful children, and grandmother of two adorable grandchildren.

Irene Taylor 
VPCS Principal

Irene has been a member of Village Parkway since l981 and has served as a Preschool Sunday School teacher, Extended Session Coordinator and as a teacher and Acting Director of the Mother's Day Out Program. Since 1999 Irene has served in various positions at Village Parkway Christian School and in 2006 became Principal. Irene and her husband John have three daughters.

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Rhonda Ezzell

Rhonda Ezzell
Director, Mothers' Day Out

Rhonda was called by the Lord to work in the MDO ministry 12 years ago and she served as Director for 8 years. Prior to that she taught for 4 years in the older 2 year old class. She and her husband John are natives of San Antonio and have been married for 31 years. They have three children and two grandchildren.


Additional Staff

Rob Karns
Music Assistant

Mary Lynn Lewis
Music Secretary

Virginia Short

Tammy McKeen

Pastor's Secretary

Marisela Gaona

Debbie Smith
3002 Village Parkway,  San Antonio, TX 78251
Phone: 210-680-7813

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