Our Staff

We are here to serve our Victory Life family and the Lubbock community however we can! Whether you have a prayer request, a loved one in the hospital, if you need someone to talk to, or any other need, please do not hesitate. We are here for you!

Senior Pastor
Shawn Brewer


We are excited to welcome Dr. Shawn Brewer and his lovely wife, Lauri to Victory Life!

Dr. Brewer has led FBC Eastland for the last 17 years. He has a B.A. from Austin College, M. Div., Doctorate of Ministry both from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Tx. Shawn married his wife Lauri Brewer in Jan. 1988 and they have three children, Cara, Colton, and Clay. Shawn serves in the local ministerial alliance and is active in both associational and state convention work. His hobbies include hunting, camping, golf, and riding motorcycles.


Worship Pastor
Malissa Smith


Malissa has a passion for worship and a desire for the church to connect with God on a deeper level through the ministry of music. For 18 years Malissa has served in worship ministry through church, conferences, crusades and camps. A Plainview native, she graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 2007 with a BA in Mass Communications and is an Alumna of the Wayland International Choir. She and her husband Adam have been married for 10 years. They enjoy working on their farm & being in ministry together.


Collegiate Pastor
Ryan Wood


Ryan’s calling and passion is to equip a generation to take the gospel to every nation.  Ryan and Amy are parents to Olivia and Charlie.  He proudly graduated from Tarleton State University and has been studying to complete his Masters of Divinity.  The Wood family are proud to call Lubbock their home and love being new Red Raider fans! Wreck'em & Guns Up


Administrative Pastor
Robert Cortez


Robert's desire is for everyone to realize their full potential in Christ! Robert and Patricia are proud parents to Caleb, Catalina, and Carisa.  Robert is a Lubbock native and Wayland Baptist University graduate.  He enjoys all things sports, coaching his kiddos, and anything & everything music-related!


Children's Pastor
Tedye Schuehler


Tedye has been working with children and families longer than she cares to admit. She is passionate about helping children to know Christ and helping parents to talk to their kids about Him. She is the author of Kid's Faith a guide to faith conversations for families.

Recreations Pastor, Asst Student Pastor
Ryan Walker


Ryan grew up on the South Plains. He was saved at the age of 5 in Plainview, Texas and surrendered to the ministry when he was 20 years old. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Christian Ministry Degree from Wayland Baptist University. He has a passion for sports and recreation which translates into a desire to lead sports based ministries. Ryan and his wife Hailey are newly married as of October, 2015. Together, they have a passion to see lives changed through local and international missions.