Welcome to First Baptist Church

Tyler, TX

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Pike Wisner has served as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Tyler, TX since March of 2011. Before coming to First, Tyler, he served as the Student Minister, and then Associate Pastor of Teaching at Park Cities Baptist in Dallas for 14 and a half years. A graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1997, Pike grew up in St. Petersburg, FL, and received his Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Florida State University in 1990. Yes, the National Champions!

While at Seminary, Pike served 3 summers with Centrifuge Baptist Student Camps where he honed his frisbee, basketball and water balloon throwing skills (while shepherding teenagers, of course). Pike married Andria Cook, in 1999 and they have two boys; Nash (8) and Drew (4). It is likely that Pike will tear up at some point while preaching. Bless his heart, he just can’t help it!


Favorite drink? Sweet tea with lime

First job? Mowing lawns in my neighborhood.

Greatest band ever? I enjoy a wide variety and greatly appreciate the growing ministry of "Christian artists", but my answer at the moment is U2.

Biggest indulgence? Hot fudge sundae, or more specifically, one of those swirled together in a Concrete at Andy's (frozen custard in Tyler).

Favorite quote? “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” ― A.W. Tozer


Joyce Milburn - Administrative Assistant

Phone: 903.595.1021 ext. 219

Email: pwisner@fbctyler.org