About Our Pastor
My name is Tracy Spencer. I grew up in the small town of Earth, TX. I didn’t come from a preacher’s home, but I had a mother who took us to church and a dad that was faithful to send us to church. They were both great folks who loved the Lord. For much of my life, I would overhear my mom would refer to me as her little preacher.
As I look back, I was about fourteen, when God began to present me with opportunities to serve Him. I was approached to serve as a junior deacon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, in Earth, TX. After high school, I attended South Plains College, where I met my wife. We were married in November 2000. We have two wonderful boys, that love the Lord, and could not be more blessed. Their names are Hunter and Bransen, and they love that we are called to do God’s work.
Crystal & I began attending NTBC in August 1999, which is when I met Richard & Melanie Craven. We were looking for a church home that would accept us, as we felt we had a unique situation. We both gave our lives to Jesus, and joined New Testament in September of 1999, by believer’s baptism. In 2004, I began to work in the sound room, assisting with the video ministry, and now as I look back, I see God putting things in place. In 2006, Richard approached me about becoming the youth director, of which I accepted. I served in this role until September 2016, when our beloved Pastor, & my dad in the faith, went home to be with our Lord and Saviour. I became the interim pastor of New Testament Baptist Church while awaiting my ordination by the church. God did not call me to go to seminary, like many, but I believe 100 percent in His sovereignty, and equipping who He truly calls. Therefore, I know both my steps, as well as Richard’s, were ordered by Him.
I love this church and this church family, and God has blessed us tremendously. He is good, all of the time. We are so thankful for the love and support of Melanie, pastor’s wife emeritus, who is still a faithful member of this ministry. We are also thankful for what God has done, is doing, and what He plans to do, at NTBC. Jeremiah 29:11 says that God has an expected end, which is better than any awaited, unknown thing of this world. We gently invite you and/or your family, to grow with us, as we strive to honor God and His Word.