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The Current

The Current is the college ministry at FBC San Marcos. We are a passionate group of college and young adults who believe in the model of Acts 2:42-47 – we are to be devoted to God (Worship & Bible Study), to each other (community groups and fellowship), and to the world (mission).
It is our desire that you would come visit us, get to know us, and join our community to help spread the love of Christ to San Marcos and Texas State University!



Clint Followell is the Student Minister at FBC. He is very energetic, a lover of all things sports, and a master at growing a beard. His wife Monica assists with the college ministry through the Bible Fellowship Hour class, hosting special events and with discipling college students and young adults. She is also the Minister of Missions and Outreach at FBC. She loves to take students on mission trips. Together they have three children, Brandon, David and Asher.


Matt has been a member of FBCSM since he was in high school. His is very gifted, and has used his gifts for various ministries, such has youth, college and corporate worship. Matt is the Head Tennis coach at San Marcos Academy, as well as the COO of the nutrition company Crave-It Nutrition. Leading bible studies, while helping college students and young adults grow in their walk with Christ is something he is very passionate about. Being apart of First Baptist Church is more than just a church, but a second home and family for him.

Bible Study

We have a college group meet together on Sunday mornings during our Bible Fellowship Hour at 9:40am. We use a variety of Bible Study materials, but we take joy in learning and sharing life together.



Free Lunch

The first two Sundays following Labor Day, we host a free lunch for college students. The lunch is served directly after the second service. It is a great way to meet new students and to begin making new friends. Our college ministry loves to feed college students.


We encourage our college students to get plugged into the life and ministry of the church. Many college students find a place to serve. Serve through our mission ministry, college ministry, music ministry or youth ministry. There are opportunities to work at Parent’s Night Out each month for a little pay (check out the Preschool Ministry page for more information about PNO). Several of our upperclassmen college students find a place to serve in our youth ministry as youth leaders. We ask that college students interested go through our year-long discipleship program first.

Scholarship Opportunities

Are you interested in serving, but don’t have the funds to do so? Maybe we can help. Many of our college students volunteer for the Mexico Mission Trips to Acuna, Mexico. Those trips are $40. You can apply for a 50% scholarship from the Minnie Knispel Scholarship Fund. Also if you are new to our church and are looking for a church home, we have a University Ministry Scholarship that will assist sending you to Acuna, or cover ministry expenses to get you plugged into other areas of the church. For any questions about these opportunities, please contact Clint Followell at E-mail.

Special Events

We have several special events throughout the year. These events include parties, trips, concerts, game nights, and competitions. Our biggest competition of the year is the Turkey Bowl. It happens right before Thanksgiving Break at the SMA football field. It is a flag football game between the youth ministry and college ministry. College students must have attended 3 college ministry events before being allowed to play. The winner takes home the Turkey Bowl trophy and a year’s worth of bragging rights.

For more information, contact Clint Followell at E-mail