Dr. Jimmy D. Pritchard
Dr. Jimmy D. Pritchard began his ministry at First Baptist Church in April of 1994. He earned his bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. His master's and doctorate were both earned from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. Prior to coming to First Baptist Church, Dr. Pritchard pastored churches in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas. His last pastorate before First Baptist Church was at Congress Avenue Baptist Church in Austin.
In addition to serving as the President of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, he has served as a trustee for the International Mission Board and Criswell College. He is the author of Calling Down the Fire, Cross House Publishing 2005 as well as “Personal Spiritual Awakening” in Scripture Isn’t Silent, Why Are We? Edited by Bobby Ecklund, Southern Baptists of Texas, 2005. Dr. Pritchard and his wife, Jeannette, were married in 1979. They have 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren.