Our Mission & Vision

The mission of First Baptist Church Fannett is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.



Robert “Scooter” Wenner, Pastor

A native of Beaumont,  Brother Scooter has served as Pastor of FBC Fannett since 2002.  He has a BA degree from East Texas Baptist University and holds the Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He describes his preaching style as a mix of topical and expositional.

Brother Scooter is married to the former Elisabeth “Liz” Long.  The couple have three children: Sarah, Lindsey, and Bryce, and five grandchildren.


Dwayne Oxner, Music Minister

Dwayne is an Arkansas native.  He has served a number of churches and ministries in Southeast Texas in a variety of ways.

Dwayne is married to Karen Oxner and they have two children: Anna and Allie Rae.


Brandi Puente, Church Ministry Assistant

A native of Southeast Texas,  Brandi serves as assistant to the Pastor and FBC Fannett since 2015.  She is a graduate of Hamshire-Fannett High School and Lamar State College-Port Arthur. Brandi also serves as our Vacation Bible School Director.

Brandi is married to Alfred Puente Jr. and they have three children: Kira, Paul, and Isabel.


Cindy Maurich, TeamKids Director

A native of Beaumont,  Cindy leads our TeamKids division of Wednesday nights.  
Cindy is married to Johnny Maurich and the couple have two children: Kristi and Kerrie, and two grandchildren, Avry and Ashyr.







What we believe:

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