Steve Ramsdell
Senior Pastor
Steve Ramsdell
(254) 772.5630 x220

Executive Staff


I have served as Senior Pastor of First Methodist Waco since 1997, having led in a season of growth and change, from two worship services to five each weekend along with two additional campuses off site.   Most weekends I preach all of the Sunday worship service at 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:50 a.m. and then again at 5:30 p.m. 


My wife Susan and I, have three grown children and four beautiful grandchildren with one more on the way.  One of the joys of their life is that all of their grandchildren are fully engaged in the life of the church they love.  I enjoy time at the gym as well as time with family and friends,  and Susan and I enjoy an occasional road trip with the mountains and the beach as their favorite destinations. 

I  love preaching, pastoral care, and passionate about leading the church in its mission of knowing God better and in serving him more fully.


I served in the United States Navy during the Viet Nam Era, has a Degree in Christian Ministry from Southwestern and a Master Of Divinity degree from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University.