Robby and Susan Partain

Executive Director
(See Biographical Sketch Below)
830-629-0610 (Fax)


J.K.and Ruth Minton

Church Health Consultant
(See Biographical Sketch Below)
830-629-0610 (Fax)

Linda and Kenneth Gibson

          Executive Director’s Assistant 
830-629-0610 (Fax)


Dennis Spire
Calvary Baptist Church
1906 IH 35 North,San Marcos, TX 78666


John Minton
Everyday Christian Fellowship
950 Everyday Way
Cibolo, TX 78108


Jacob Conner
Canyon Lake First Baptist Church
13085 FM 306
Canyon Lake, TX 78133

Biographical Information   

         Robby was born on November 1, 1964 in Houston, Texas. He was reared in Houston and baptized at age eight at Garden Oaks Baptist Church, Houston, Texas.

          Robby graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in 1987. That same year he married Susan. He went on to work for Tenneco Oil Company and Lone Star Plywood and Door Company for five years.

          In 1992, Robby responded to a call from the Lord to vocational ministry at Lazybrook Baptist Church, Houston, under Pastor J. K. Minton. Robby was Minister to Adults at this church from 06/1993 to 01/1996.

          In response to his call to ministry, Robby enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 1995.  He graduated from Phoenix Seminary with his Doctorate of Ministry in May 2008.

Robby planted and pastored a church in the Portland, Oregon area from 02/1996 to 12/2000.  He also served as interim church planting strategist in the Interstate Baptist Association during the last two years he was in Portland.

          From 01/2001 to 05/2008 Robby served with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, eventually becoming Director of Missions for the state convention.  He was responsible for the overall leadership of the Missions Team which included Church Planting, Disaster Relief, and Missions Mobilization/Education.

          Robby began with Bluebonnet Baptist Association in 06/2008 to 12/2009 as the Associate Director of Missions.  He was responsible for the church planting ministry of the association as well as other duties.  In 01/2010, Robby became the Executive Director of Bluebonnet Baptist Association.

          Robby and Susan live in New Braunfels, Texas where they are members of New Generations Fellowship, a bilingual church and former church plant of Bluebonnet Baptist Association. Their daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Jeff Merrick, also live in New Braunfels.  Robby (“Pops”) and Susan (“Big Mama”) specialize in spoiling their grandchildren.

Ministry Related Education

  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Masters of Divinity, 1995.
  • Phoenix Seminary, Doctor of Ministry, May 2008. 

Previous Ministries

  • Associate Director of Missions, Bluebonnet Baptist Association.  Responsible for the church planting ministry of the association as well as other duties. (06/2008 – 12/2009) 
  • Director of Missions, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.  Responsible for overall leadership of the Missions Team which included Church Planting, Disaster Relief, and Missions Mobilization/Education. (Employed by SBTC 01/2001 – 05/2008)
  • Church Planter/Pastor, Interstate Baptist Association, Portland, Oregon.  Planted and pastored a church; served as interim church planting strategist in the association. (Served in IBA 02/1996 – 12/2000)
  • Minister to Adults, Lazybrook Baptist Church, Houston, Texas (06/1993 – 01/1996)


Biographical Information

Joseph Kelly (J. K.) Minton was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is married to the former Ruth Elliott of Chase City, Virginia. They have four children, eighteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren (and counting).

Reared in a Southern Baptist Church in rural Arkansas, near Little Rock, Dr. Minton accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior through the ministry of the Crystal Hill Baptist Church. As a teenager, he served this church in various capacities, including Worship Leader and Choir Director.

After graduation from high school and one year at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Dr. Minton received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy (USNA), Class of 1966. After graduation from USNA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Science, he served for several years as an officer in the Navy Nuclear Submarine Force and qualified as a naval nuclear engineer.

While serving as Chief Engineer on a nuclear submarine, Dr. Minton responded to God’s call to pastoral ministry. He resigned his active commission in the Navy and entered Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) at Fort Worth, Texas.

In 1977, Dr. Minton graduated from SWBTS with a Master of Divinity degree and accepted the pastorate of the Lazybrook Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. During his seventeen-year ministry at this church, Dr. Minton earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from SWBTS in 1986.

In 1995, Dr. Minton was appointed by the North American Mission Board to serve as the Executive Director of the Interstate Baptist Association (IBA), Portland, Oregon. The IBA is a fellowship of approximately 70 Southern Baptist churches and missions with offices in Portland, Oregon, that serves the thirteen counties that include Portland, Oregon; Vancouver, Washington; the Pacific coast; and the Columbia River Gorge.

In August 1998, Dr. Minton was called to serve as the Director of Missions (DOM) of the Bluebonnet Baptist Association (BBA) with offices in New Braunfels, TX. The BBA is a fellowship of approximately 75 Southern Baptist churches and missions primarily serving an area that includes the “I-35 corridor” between the cities of San Antonio and Austin.

In January 2010, Dr. Minton retired as DOM of BBA and was called to serve on staff at BBA in a part-time ministry as Church Health Consultant, responsible for both assisting churches and coaching pastors in BBA.

In September 2010, Dr. Minton was called to serve in a part-time staff ministry as the Teaching Pastor of The Country Church, Marion, Texas.

Dr. Minton serves as the Executive Director, Church Health Ministries, a Texas non-profit 501c (3) corporation, responsible to counsel, assess, train, assist, and coach pastors and church leaders in developing a strategic process for improving church health.

While serving in the ministry, Dr. Minton continued active service in the United States Naval Reserve and after 23 years of service, retired with the rank of Commander, United States Navy.