BSM Staff


  • Stephanie Gates - director

    Stephanie attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2003. She also attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in 2006. Stephanie is currently pursuing a PhD in Leadership Studies at Dallas Baptist University.  


    She previously served on staff as the Youth Intern and as the Preschool and Children’s Minister at First Baptist Church, Cleburne, TX from April 2004 through August 2006. In August of 2006, she became the Intern at the Baptist Student Ministry at the University of North Texas. After two years in that position, Stephanie became the Associate Director. In July of 2009, she became the Interim Director and in February 2010, she was voted in as the Director. 


    Along with serving at the Baptist Student Ministry, Stephanie has served in interim youth and music positions for local churches and periodically leads worship for camps and church events. She loves investing in the lives of the coaches and players on the UNT Women's Basketball team and is one of their biggest fans. Stephanie also serves on the Board for Sparrow Women and provides consulting services for churches.


    Stephanie develops resources to help the local church connect with college students. You can view those resources at www.stephaniemgates.com. Stephanie also hosts a podcast called Listen In


    Stephanie@untbsm.com

  • Brady Blair - Associate Director

    Brady attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a B.S. in Sports Management in 2013. He also attended Dallas Theological Seminary and graduated with degrees in Biblical Studies and Christian Education in 2017.


    He served one year (2013-2014) as a Campus Missionary Intern with the BSM at Sam Houston State and for five years (2014-2019) as an Associate Director with the BSM at UT-Dallas. In the summer of 2019, he became an Associate Director with the BSM at UNT. He has also served in other ministry capacities in New York City, South Padre Island, and Lake City, Colorado.


    His biggest joy in ministry is helping non-Christians know and follow Jesus, and to see Christian students equipped to share their faith, and to grow in Christ both in college and as they move into their career fields. He loves coffee, reading, movies, travel, and is a self-described basketball fanatic. His academic interests include Trinitarianism, World Religions, and Theological Method.


    Brady oversees Equip, Campus Outreach, and the International Student Ministry Team.


    Brady@untbsm.com

  • Becca Whitmore - Assistant Director

    Becca graduated from the University of North Texas in the Fall of 2016 with a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences and a minor in Counseling, She has been involved at the Baptist Student Ministry and on Lead Team since her freshman year. During college she served on the Crave worship team and as a Connect Group leader. In her final semester of school she helped to coordinate and lead the BSM’s Connect Group ministry. With a desire to serve the Lord and His people, she loves discipling students and equipping them to serve UNT’s campus and share the good news of Jesus Christ. Becca has previous experience leading in youth ministry and worship ministries, and is excited to serve the Lord here at the UNT BSM as a Campus Missionary Intern.


    Becca oversees the following ministry areas: BSM Band, Connect Groups, and Growth Groups


    Becca@untbsm.com

  • Asa whitmore - secretary

    Asa graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Kinesiology in the Fall of 2016.  During his three and a half years at UNT, he served as a BSM student leader and helped lead the International student team and also helped the staff with office work.  He is a member of North Point Baptist Church in Denton and serves regularly on the setup team.  Asa started as the BSM secretary in November 2017.  He loves having the ability to assist and equip students and staff for the ministry that the BSM does on UNT's campus.


    Asa coordinates the logistics of Free Lunch.


    secretary@untbsm.com

  • Mary Taylor - campus missionary intern

    Mary oversees Equip Training and Campus Outreach.


    Mary@untbsm.com

Ministry Team Coordinators

These student leaders help coordinate our ministry teams.