Preschool and Children’s Minister

First Baptist Church of El Paso, Texas, a downtown church focused on connecting people with the love and life of Jesus Christ, seeks to hire a Preschool and Children’s Minister. This position is a long-standing, full-time position within the church with the principal function of planning, promoting, and implementing ministry activities for preschoolers, children, and their families at First Baptist Church El Paso.
We seek a person who is able to demonstrate the following:
  • Strong leadership and team building skill
  • Commitment to a life-long process of Christian spiritual formation
  • A desire to minister to children and their families
  • The ability to build meaningful relationships with children, families, volunteers and staff that cultivates a meaningful relationship with Christ
  • Organizational, managerial, and relational skills that will guide a children’s ministry into a ministry that draws people into the life of First Baptist Church El Paso

Additionally, we require someone with:
  • At least 3-5 years of supervisory or management experience
  • A Bachelor's degree from a 4-year college or university OR 3-5 years of related experience and/or training OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A life and a character that displays an alignment with Christian values

If you feel led to apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to applicant@fbcep.com, or bring to the church office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Dr. Mark Rotramel

Senior Pastor

Dr. Mark Rotramel serves as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church. He and his wife, Teresa, arrived in El Paso in August 2017 with a passion for Jesus and for ministry along the border. Having grown up in Odessa, west Texas life is familiar and enjoyable for them. They have served churches in all geographic areas of Texas, and they love life along the border. As Senior Pastor, he preaches, directs the overall ministry of our church, and works with staff, lay leaders, and volunteers to fulfill the mission of the church in El Paso, this region, and beyond. He serves as a representative of the church in civic contexts, denominational and inter-denominational work, and mission endeavors.

Mark has a strong background in Baptist work. His father was a minister for almost thirty years, pastoring churches in central Texas, Odessa, and finally along the border in south Texas' Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Rotramel holds a Bachelor's degree from Wayland Baptist University, an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a DMin from Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Mark began pastoral ministry in 1981 and has served in a variety of staff positions for local churches. He has been a Senior Pastor since 1999, serving for twelve years along the southern border of Texas and six in east Texas. He has served in a variety of other pastoral staff positions, dating back to 1981. Dr. Rotramel has a deep desire to see and help people develop as followers of Jesus who experience the life only He can provide.

Elvin Porflit

Minister of Music

Elvin Porflit plans, directs and oversees the worship ministries of the church including the Sanctuary Choir, Praise Team, Orchestra, Children's Choirs, Senior Adult Choir, ensembles, and congregational worship. He also directs the technical media ministries, which include sound, lighting, graphics, and television, and oversees this website. Elvin grew up in El Paso and previously served as the Choral Director of Jefferson High School. He and his wife Juli, along with their daughter Noelle and son Jordan, are long-time members of First Baptist Church. Elvin has served as the worship leader at a number of local churches including Apollo Heights Baptist Church, Coronado Baptist Church, St. Mark’s Methodist Church, and Immanuel Baptist Church. In addition, Elvin led the contemporary service of our church from 1998-2003. He graduated from the University of Texas El Paso with a Bachelors in Music Education in 1994.

The church offers contemporary and traditional style worship, in addition to numerous special programs throughout the year.  Participants are always encouraged.

Dr. Edgardo Martinez

Minister of Missions & Evangelism

Dr. Edgardo Martinez gives leadership in the areas of Evangelism and Missions. He oversees, coordinates, facilitates and develops community ministries in the predominantly Hispanic city of El Paso and the neighborhood around the church. Likewise, he oversees the cooperative efforts of FBCEP with the various mission churches and new church starts in the border area, the global missions efforts and all other missional endeavors that help advance the vision of the church.

Dr. Martinez is a Native of San Andres, Island, Colombia, along with his wife Xiomara who is a registered Social Worker (MLSW) from Baylor University and their two daughters Emily and Nandi, who are UTEP graduates. Edgardo holds a Masters of Law (LLM) and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, and practiced law for ten years in Colombia. Before coming to the United States he served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of San Andres Island where he had his first pastoral experience. Later he was called to be the pastor of the Christian Mission Church, a local congregation on the Island. Previous to moving to El Paso he was the pastor of the Primera Iglesia Bautista in Rockdale, Texas, where he served for four years. Edgardo holds a Master of Divinity (MDiv) and the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) from the George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University.

Children's Ministry Team

Jeremy Kroeker

Minister of Youth & College

Jeremy has a passion to help people, especially teenagers, become world changers for the glory of God. He has served in youth ministry in El Paso since 1999, and has served as the coordinator for the El Paso Youth Ministry Network (EPYMN) since it was founded in 2014.

Jeremy holds a BBA in Business and Marketing from UTEP and received his pastoral license through the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). Jeremy is married to Tara, an adventurous, Godly woman who shares his passion to see young people grow in the Lord. They have two sons, Corbin and Josiah, and together they enjoy camping, hiking, and sports.


Leslie Bustillos

Business Administrator

Kara Jones

Office Manager
Executive Assistant to Senior Pastor

Julia Ortiz

Kitchen and Hospitality Manager

Rachel Hankins

Community Life Coordinator

Crystal Rodriguez

Administrative Assistant

Silvia Arce

Graphic Artist

Juan Ortiz

Facilities Manager