Gabriel Hughes

Associate Pastor, Discipleship and Education

Before becoming a pastor, Gabe worked in Christian radio with his own radio show from the age of 7. His dad taught him how to read the Bible and use Scripture to interpret Scripture. He committed his life to Christ at a very young age but was not baptized until he was in High School. Gabe started doing pulpit-supply and preaching in churches beginning at the age of 17. Within a few years, he had preached in nearly a hundred churches across Kansas, Oklahoma, Eastern Colorado, and the Texas Panhandle. Gabe was pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Junction City, Kansas for 10 years, and began work at FBC in September 2020. He and his wife Beki have four children: Annie, Zachary, Aria, and Mariah.

Applying his knowledge of broadcasting, Gabe began an online video ministry called When We Understand the Text (WWUTT). He also started a podcast teaching verse-by-verse through the Bible 5 days a week. Gabe loves to teach the Word of God, so that many others would come to faith in Jesus Christ and be saved, and “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12). He is an expository preacher who took his church in Junction City, Kansas, through more than 40 books of the Bible, whether through preaching or in Bible classes.