Children and Family Pastor

James Stowe


Hi, my name is James Stowe and I am the Children and Family Pastor here at First Baptist Plainview.  I love kids and the energy they have for life and the Lord.  I love helping parents to be the instrument that God uses to bring their children to the Lord and disciple them.


I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising and Graphic Design and from there I went on to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with a Master of Arts in Christian Education.  I have served the Lord as a Youth Minister, Education and Children's minister all around Texas and served on the mission field in Wichita Kansas.


I married my High School sweetheart Sherry and we have three grown kids Kaitlyn, Meagan, and Jacob.  I enjoy reading my Bible, spending time with family, friends, coaching YMCA kids soccer, driving my Jeep, and playing video games on my Playstation 4.


Some of my favorite Bible verses are:


The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.  And He delights in his way.

Psalm 37: 23


The Lord preserves the simple:  I was brought low, and He saved me.

Psalm 116: 6


My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 121: 2