Meet Our Staff
Pastor Danny J. Gilliam
Danny has served as pastor of First Baptist Church since February 2010. Before that Danny served churches in Orange Texas and Silsbee Texas. Danny graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1987 with a BA in History and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1992 with a Masters of Divinity. Danny has also completed several Doctor of Ministry seminars from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Danny is married to Patty, and they have two adult daughters, Rachel and Abby. Danny’s best friend is his granddaughter Aria.
Danny is an avid fan of the Texas Rangers and likes the Dallas Cowboys. Danny enjoys cooking and has a fantasy of one day having his own cooking show on Food Network. Danny is a two-time finisher of the New York City Marathon, and also completed the Big D Marathon in Dallas.
Danny has a passion for teaching God’s Word. His desire is that every believer grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ and His Word, and that every believer exhibit that growth through love and service to others.
Minister of Worship Austin Ratliff
Austin has been on staff at FBC Hillsboro since the summer of 2016. Prior to Hillsboro, Austin served as Minister of Music at Skyline Baptist church in Killeen, Texas. He graduated from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor with a Bachelor of Music in Church Music and plans on furthering his education soon to attain a Masters of Arts in Worship Leadership degree. While at UMHB, Austin sang in three different college choirs and was privileged to student conduct the “University Singers” and “One Voice” with Orchestra his last semester.
Austin’s heart is to unite the body of Christ of all ages in worship, putting aside personal tastes in music to worship the One who gave us a song to sing.
Austin with his nephew, sister, and cousin.