The Women’s Ministry seeks to glorify God through studying the word of God, supporting the Pastor’s vision, working with the other ministries of the Church, exemplifying our love for one another and expanding our outreach to women beyond the walls of Deer Park First Baptist Church. It is organized into 4 chapters that accomplish the mission, purpose, and goals of our Women’s Ministry. Below you will find ways you can join in with our women through Study, Service, Social, and Support. DPFBC Women's Ministry Leadership Team


Bible Study is the foundation of the Women’s Ministry. The Study Chapter oversees Women’s Life Groups and advocates for biblical teaching and theology through each aspect of Women’s Ministry. The Study Chapter starts new and seasonal Women’s Life Groups as the ministry grows and expands, and assists Women’s Life Group Teachers as they choose resources for meetings. If you are interested in starting a new Bible Study group or would like to get involved in an existing group, contact one of our Study Chapter Directors.

Fran Mahan

Fran is a Co-Director of the Study Chapter of the DPFBC Women’s Ministry. franmahan@att.net

Lauren Meeh

Lauren is a Co-Director of the Study Chapter of the DPFBC Women’s Ministry. laurenashlimeeh@gmail.com

A Bible Study led by Becky Schroyer that meets on Wednesday nights at 6:00 at the church. They will start Priscilla Shirer’s “Armor of God” study on February 20th.
An in-home Life Group led by Debbie Woodall of ladies in their 60s and 70s that meets 1st and 3rd Sundays at 5:00pm.The Grateful Girls are currently studying “What’s so great about Heaven?”.
Virginia Huber and Laverne Railey lead this Life Group every Sunday night at 5:00 in host homes. This group has many widows but also single and married women as well ranging from 40s-80s in age.
Lauren Meeh leads this new Life Group on Fridays at 10:00AM at the church. They are currently studying Hebrews together.


God calls us to serve others. In doing so we are given opportunities to grow and share His love for others. Christian fellowship happens automatically when we are serving. The Service Chapter oversees and advocates for all one-time and ongoing service opportunities in the Women’s Ministry. If you have an idea or passion that you would like the Women’s Ministry to get involved in or would like to get plugged-in to our current service opportunities, contact the Service Chapter Director.

Melinda Stephenson

Melinda is the Director of the Service Chapter of the DPFBC Women’s Ministry. Melinda_stephenson@att.net

Many of our ladies volunteer in the southeast chapter of Clothed By Faith which uses rooms at DPFBC for their ministry. Check out their website or contact Melinda to see how you can get involved.
Susan Rains teaches Waterford residents how to crochet. The infant hats they make get donated to the Pasadena Community Pregnancy Center.
DPFBC tries to reach our communitee through our schools. We currently partner with San Jacinto Elementary and Deer Park Junior High in various ways such as Circle Up, Beyond the Bell, and our newest endeavor, Reading Pals. Our Women’s Ministry will head up Reading Pals, volunteers who read with students at school once a week.


Socializing with other women in our church and community gives us an opportunity to develop relationships and encourage one another, thus fostering unity in the church body. The Social Chapter oversees and advocates for Women’s events, retreats, socials, and conferences that help accomplish our mission, purpose, and goals. If you have an idea for, would like to volunteer to help with, or would like information about an event, retreat, social, or conference, please contact the Social Chapter Director.

Adriene Russell

Adriene is the Director of the Social Chapter of the DPFBC Women’s Ministry. adriene.russell2@gmail.com

This year’s retreat is at Trinity Pines Camp and Conference Center in Livingston, Texas on April 26-28. Registration is $100 and is open now. Contact Adriene for more details or to find out how to register.
Check the slider at the top of the page, our Facebook page, or our weekly worship folder to find out about our current one-time events.
Coffee Connection is the first Thursday of every month in the DPFBC chapel. There are sweet treats, fun get-to-know-you games, and ladies from within the ministry take turns sharing their testimonies each time we meet. Childcare is provided.


Women need safe places where they can find biblically-sound support. The Support office oversees and advocates for opportunities to meet needs, pray for, connect with, and support Women’s Ministry members and prospects. The Support Chapter is in charge of contacting Women’s Ministry visitors and helping them get plugged-in to a Life Group and/or any upcoming events or programs, checking in on ladies we have not seen, and keeping track of the spiritual and physical health of the group so that we can provide meals, counseling, prayer, or even group support when needs arise. If you need support or are aware of women at DPFBC lacking support or needing to get plugged-in, contact the Support Chapter Director.

Heather Glaser

Heather Glaser is the Support Chapter Director of the DPFBC Women’s Ministry. kori_71904@yahoo.com

We have 2 groups of ladies who meet/talk weekly to support each other through prayer. Contact Heather to get involved in one of these groups or start a new group.
If you are going through a time of doubt, loss, suffering, extreme change, depression, or sadness, a thoughtful text can go a long way. Contact Heather if you are currently in one of these times or would like to send out sweets texts to those who are.
Trained lay counselors who were set aside by DPFBC to offer confidential counseling, free of charge. Those who are dealing with emotional set backs, grief, trauma, depression or feelings of being stuck or angry, may benefit from coming to TERMS with your issues through this Biblical-based counseling. Just call the church office and ask for a HOPE counselor and one will call you to set up a time to meet with you.