Randy Bales, Pastor of UBC, has a heart for people to know God and find forgiveness from sin. Beginning at UBC in 1986, Randy has made it his mission of 32 years to follow the words of the apostle Paul in Philippians 3:10; "That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death." One of the eternal pursuits uniquely available to mankind on this earth, Randy believes that anyone and everyone can come to know who God is and find His grace and love.
While at UBC, Randy has dedicated his life in the manner of Ephesians 4: "He gave some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building
up of the body of Christ." Through his strong, expository teaching style, Randy communicates the simple truths found in the Bible for successful and joyful living every week at UBC.
Randy has a MARE degree from Southwestern Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Peggy, have three children, Johnathan, Rachel, and Michael.
A sharp wit and an incredible knowledge of seemingly everything makes Jim a fun person to be around. His experienced ministry of over 29 years and his daily reliance on God's provisions, provide a solid foundation for our youth ministry at UBC. Jim and his wife, Kathy, joined the team six years ago. From fishing to camping to ballgames and concerts, Jim is an avid outdoorsman. His individual and deep desire to disciple others parallels that of UBC and shines through in everything he does.
If you can't find him in the office, check for Jim at youth ballgames, concerts, the Bass Pro Shop, or online shopping for frugal deals.
After serving over 10 years in the State of Alabama, Dr. Terry Samplaski has come home to Texas to serve the Lord at UBC. He was licensed and ordained to the ministry by Allandale Baptist Church, now called Great Hills Baptist Church in Austin. He attended the University of Texas, and received his Bachelors of Music from Hardin-Simmons University in 1981. He studied at Southwestern Theological Seminary and received a MARE degree and Doctorate of Ministry from Logos School of Theology in Jacksonville, Florida.
Terry and his wife Sharon have three children, Jeremy (Mary Lauren), Jeffrey (Hannah), and Jamie; and two grandchildren, Norah Grace and Katherine Mae. Terry's passion for worship flows from his love for God and persistence in prayer.
Amy joined the team at UBC in August of 2011. She began as our church receptionist, and now has taken on the position in Family Ministries as of May 2016. Amy's spiritual gifts of administration, hospitality and helps, and her active participation at UBC through the years make her a perfect fit for the job.
She and her husband, Patrick, have been members since 1987. They are proud parents of five children, and recently, proud grandparents! She has served the Lord through worship ministries; preschool, children and youth ministries; chairing committees, and providing help in various other ways as the Lord has led.
Frank Corte Jr. - Business Administrator
Frank has over 34 years of experience in the public and private sectors. This includes service in the military, state legislature, and community. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 1982 with a Bachelor Science degree in Construction Science, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps where he served three years on active duty and then joined the Marine Corps Reserve, being mobilized to active duty four separate times, including a tour of Iraq in 2006; and retiring a Colonel with 32 years of service in June 2012. In 1992, he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives where he served 18 years and retired in 2011. He was appointed the Chairman of Defense and Veterans Affairs in 2003 by the Speaker of the Texas House and continued to serve in that capacity until his retirement. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army War College where he received as Masters of Strategic Studies. Frank has been a member of UBC since its beginning in 1977 where he is a Trustee, and Deacon. He also serves as a board member of Any Woman Can, a local pregnancy resource center in San Antonio and the Marine Corps Reserve Association, a national advocacy organization of the Marine Corps and Veterans. He has served over 30 years with the Boy Scouts of America. He and his wife, Valerie, have three adult children.
A San Antonian at heart, Gloria Baldree began working at UBC in 1988. Over 30 years of dedication as the Administrative Secretary at UBC have produced countless friendships and opportunities of ministry. Gloria believes it is the godly, caring people at UBC that make the church unique. Gloria shares that same joyful comfort with others in the office, the halls of UBC, and on the mountains of Peru. Dedicating her life to children, Gloria invests her time in teaching preschoolers about God's love. She hopes to see her own children serving God and for her grandchildren to know the Lord.
Gloria has two children and five grandchildren. Whenever she's not with her grandkids, Gloria spends her free time quilting and scrapbooking.
Stormie brought 12 years of bookkeeping experience to the team at UBC when she became our financial secretary in 2011. Her role has expanded to include reception support. She is blessed with seven beautiful grandchildren, and worships at Congregation Beth Simcha, a Messianic Synagogue.
The desire of Stormie's heart is the fellowship of God's presence.
Psalm 16:8-11, "I have set the LORD always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope.
For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life;
in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore."