First Baptist Church of Cotulla, Texas
First Baptist Church of Cotulla, Texas

Pastor and Ministry Leaders

Loren Fast



Loren was born and raised on the foreign mission field (Cuba and Venezuela). After attending schools in Venezuela and the US, he graduated from high school in Minnesota and then moved to Texas.  He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas Arlington and a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth.

He has pastored churches in Zapata, Katy, and Pharr; and has served as the Associate Director of the Rio Grande River Ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.  He is married to Dora Aviles.

Noe Rodriguez

Music Minister


          Throughout his life, Noe has been involved in church work.  At a young age he was directing music in his church at Carrizo Springs.  While attending college, some of his studies concentrated in the field of music.  In 2005, Noe was named the most exemplary Texas Baptist Bi-Vocational Music Minister.  He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard Payne University. 

         Noe was Ordained into the Gospel Ministry with his special gift of Music on August 30, 2009 by the First Baptist Congregation.  Noe has retired from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and now is the manager at TR Keck's.  Noe is married to Judy Chavericesa Rodriguez, and have six children: Felicia, April, Jason, Justin, Noe Jr., and Nyssa.

Jonathan Tripp

Youth Minister


        Jonathan was raised in Old River Winfree, TX, just east of Houston, TX. He was called to ministry at the age of 17, shortly before graduating from Barbers Hill High School.  Jonathan has been involved in church work for most of his life and has served as Youth Minister in Mont Belvieu, Churchill and Mildred, TX. 

        Jonathan is married to Penny Nicole.  They have four children: Cadence, Melody, Jonathan, and Harmony.  Jonathan is currently enrolled at Southwestern Christian University, working towards a Bachelor Degree in Biblical Leadership.

Sandra Friesenhahn

Church Secretary



Sunday Services

Sunday School 9:45 AM
Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Evening Worship

6:00 PM

Youth (SALT) 6:00 PM

Wednesday Services

Prayer Service

6:00 PM

Youth (The Rock) 7:00 PM


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