Senior Pastor

Dr. Benjamin Karner  

Dr. Karner and his wife, Karen, have been married for over 20 years and have 3 children. Dr. Karner holds a Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Previous to being called by FBC Laredo, Dr. Karner has been a Youth Pastor, Worship Pastor, Discipleship Pastor, and Associate Pastor. His ministry theme is "moving people from where they are to where God wants them to be." He has authored the book Unity in the Body: Maintaining Biblical Unity in a Divisive Culture. His free time is usually spent fishing or thinking about fishing.

Volunteer Coordinator

Karen Karner

956-723-8374 ext. 2

Karen has a love to see children grow in Christ. In addition to previously serving as a children's director, she has previously taught Pre-school through High School at three Christian Academic institutions. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, as well as a Masters of Arts in Religion from Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary. She works to manage, recruit, and organize all the volunteers in the church which include the following ministries: Children's ministry, First Impressions, Usher team, Translations team, Teller team, AV/Sound team, Presentation team, Hospitality team, Decorating team, Facility team, and Security team. She also serves as a vocalist on FBC Laredo's praise team, sings in the choir, & plays violin for the worship gatherings on Sunday. Karen is married with three children. She enjoys music, Starbucks, & dark chocolate.

Admin Assistant

Belinda Johnson

956-723-8374 Ext. 1

Church Pianist

Julie Reimund

Support Staff

Claudia Guerra

Claudia has faithfully served at FBC Laredo for over 20 years. She is a valuable team player and has a willing attitude to do whatever it takes to get the job done. She enjoy children and sports. Claudia is married and has four boys which keeps her very busy.