Dr. Travis Burleson


Dr. Travis Burleson


Pastor Travis or “Dr. B” was called to FBC Salado as Senior Pastor in 2008. A self-professed small town kid from central Texas, he attended Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band, earning a degree in Speech Communications. 

Following God’s call into ministry, after college he earned his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and then later earned his Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  With a strong heritage in Texas history and Baptist life, his ancestors include General Edward Burleson, the first person buried at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, and Dr. Rufus C. Burleson, whose statue appears on the campus of Baylor University.

Pastor Travis’ passions in ministry include practical exposition of the Bible, leadership development, enhancing prayer ministries, and mobilizing the local church for mission endeavors - having led FBC to send volunteer missionaries to more than 15 different Countries worldwide. He is also currently drafting a devotional book based on his father’s journal and the life-lessons therein.

Among Pastor Travis’ hobbies are outdoor activities including: fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, canoeing, and traveling.  He also enjoys playing golf, watching football, and restoring antiques. Travis and wife, Terri have 3 children, 2 cats, and 1 frisky Lab.