I am FBC - The Gearharts


Blake & Monica Gearhart have been a part of the FBC Salado family since 2018. “It was the Lord who led us to FBC Salado after He redirected us from a former place of ministry.” said the Gearharts. “And we knew knew it was the church for us after visiting Sunday School and both kids saying enthusiastically, “Can we come back next Sunday?!!”

The Gearhart’s say they feel at home and love being part this Community and area. And part of it they are - Monica is a second grade teacher and Blake is an elementary PE teacher. They both have a passion for serving and ministering to children, and know from experience the calling to teach is not always easy, but always worth it.

Blake and Monica met while attending UMHB. Married for 18 years, Monica started her teaching career in Killeen while Blake earned his Master’s in Divinity from Truett Seminary. Blake has previously served in student ministry in several surrounding communities. Now in her fifteenth year of teaching, Monica says she is “so thankful to get to teach in an amazing school district like ours!”

Even with their outside work-loads, Blake and Monica are finding ways to be active in FBC. Currently, they teach fifth-sixth grade Sunday School, with Blake also serving on the mission team. “We are so thankful and blessed to be part of the FBC Salado family, and keep looking for ways to be involved and serve alongside the wonderful members at this church!”