God is beautifully, blindingly, burningly holy and man is helplessly, hopelessly, horribly sinful. Yet, cultural Christianity appears to be seeking some middle ground-attempting to update the New Testament to embrace sin that is culturally acceptable while attempting a relationship with the Lord. Like a dagger into the heart of God, culture influences His church, rather than His church influencing the culture. So what does the Lord want us to do about all the decay in our world? Does He want us to be polite and passive? Does He want us to be tolerant and tepid? Does He want us to stand by and do thing? No. Jesus said, You are the salt of the earth.... Jesus wants us to become the salty church and help stop the rapid decay of our culture.
After working seven years in the data processing industry, the Lord called Pastor Washburn into the ministry in 1979. He earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. He previously served as pastor at Petty Baptist Church in Petty, Texas and at First Baptist Church (FBC) in Collinsville, Texas. He has been pastor of FBC of Pflugerville since 1990. Pastor Washburn serves in a leadership role in the Austin Baptist Association (ABA), and has previously served the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention (SBTC) and the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Pastor Washburn and his wife, Linda, have two grown sons, Shayne and Jarrett. Shayne and his wife, Julie, have two sons, Levi and Caleb. Jarrett and his wife, Stephanie have a daughter, Avery and a son, Evan.