Meet the Staff

Pastor Joe and Angela BaileyJoe Bailey, Our Pastor

Joe has served as pastor of Speegleville Baptist Church since the fall of 2002. He was born in Waco and graduated from Calvert High School (a powerhouse in 6-man football). He holds a B.B.A. from Baylor University, the master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, and the doctor of ministry from George W. Truett Theological Seminary, also in Waco.

Joe enjoys reading, sports, music, table tennis, Dr Pepper, Whataburger (though he claims to be eating a healthier diet), and playing the guitar. He loves the latest gadgets (especially Apple products), but most of all, he loves serving the Lord through Speegleville Baptist Church.

Joe’s wife Angela is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, and holds degrees from the University of Tennessee and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She works in the Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University and serves faithfully in many church activities. She enjoys cardmaking, cooking and McAlister’s sweet tea!

Joe may be contacted at


David Denning, Music Minister

David Denning has been a member of Speegleville Baptist since 2002 and has served as music minister since 2010. He is a Sears Home Improvement representative. David and his wife Cindy have six children.


Kyle Hodge, Associate Pastor

Kyle is from Lubbock Texas because he got his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Texas Tech University. He grew up in a military home and grew up all over the country. He has lived in Texas, Arkansas, Florida, Alaska, and Pennsylvania throughout his very mobile life. He has loved moving and experiencing the United States with all of its little quirks and hidden gems. He is currently attending George W. Truett Theological Seminary to earn his Master of Divinity degree. He is extraordinarily excited to be serving at Speegleville Baptist Church and cannot wait to see how the Lord works through this wonderful church.

Kyle is really passionate about playing disc golf, soccer, and volleyball. He has been playing disc golf on and off for about 6 years now and  has been playing soccer since he was 7 years old. He is also learning how to play the guitar!

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Shuana Suggs, Children Director

Shauna joined the church staff officially in December 2018.  She and her husband Brannon have been members of Speegleville Baptist Church since 2013.  Shauna grew up in the area graduating valedictorian of Crawford High School and then moving on to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minor in English from Texas Woman’s University.  Since Shauna can remember, she has wanted to be a teacher; therefore, she is also a certified teacher.  After 15 years in the classroom, Shauna has taken a hiatus to stay at home and raise their boys but has never totally left the education world.  Education is her career, hobby and passion.

Shauna’s husband Brannon is part of the Office of Information Technology at Texas State Technical College.  He enjoys all things “techy” as well as anything outdoors.  Together they have two boys, Noah and Levi.


Jo Ann Cate, Church Secretary

Jo Ann has lived in Waco most of her life. She and her husband Russell have three children and three grandchildren. She attended Waco High School and McLennan Community College. Russell is a deacon at Speegleville Baptist Church. Together they enjoy reading and singing in the choir, along with their son Joel. She likes to sew and quilt.

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