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Leadership

Staff Members

Adam Sears

DIRECTOR OF RECREATION

Adam gives leadership to the Recreation Ministry, overseeing the planning and conducting of programs for church members and other persons in the community.

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Alan Davis

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Alan gives leadership to our Adult Education and Homebound Ministries as well as our large group events, membership, and baptism processes.

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Becky Farr

CHURCH ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Becky oversees all administrative tasks for our Recreation, Men, Women, and Flower Ministries. She also oversees attendance tracking and Usher teams for Sunday services and assists with church office needs and equipment maintenance.

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Brian Capshaw

STUDENT PASTOR

Brian gives leadership to our Student Ministry, serving middle school (6-8th) and high school (9-12th) students and their families.

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Chip Dean

SENIOR PASTOR

Pastor Chip serves as our Lead Teaching Pastor and leads the First Baptist staff. Pastor Chip helps to set and implement the vision, mission, and strategic direction of First Baptist.

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Cindy Smith

DIRECTOR OF FIRST KIDS

Cindy directs our First Kids Ministry and is responsible for equipping and training Sunday morning teachers, providing curriculum and content, and planning and executing large group events for the First Kids Ministry.

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Daniel Gibbs

DIRECTOR OF BUILDING & GROUNDS

Daniel oversees all aspects of the church building and grounds to ensure that it is ready to be used. Daniel also works directly with the Building & Grounds Committee and tech team on the design and expansion of our facilities.

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Dave Berryhill

ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF FINANCE

Dave is responsible for the church's financial transactions and financial reporting. He also works directly with the Building & Grounds staff members.

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Donna Johnson

FIRST KIDS PRESCHOOL ASSOCIATE

Donna leads Backyard Worship for our 3’s - Kindergarten and assists with our preschool Connection Groups. She also acts as the Winshape Director for our summer camp.

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Eli Lightcap

BROADCAST DIRECTOR

Eli oversees the video production for our Sunday services, events on campus, weddings, and funerals. Eli also acts as the liaison between our tech team and office staff.

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Ellen Mathis

FACILITIES CARETAKER

Ellen oversees the caretaking of our Sanctuary and administrative buildings and ensures they are ready to be used.

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Grayson Barton

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Grayson oversees the audio, camera and lighting teams for our Sunday services, ensuring that they are exceptional productions.

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Jenny Highsmith

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Jenny oversees all aspects of First Baptist’s brand standards and leads our Creative Ministry Team. She manages the visual content and design for our Sunday services, resources, social media, website, and more.

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Kelly Davis

FIRST KIDS SPECIAL EVENTS ASSOCIATE

Kelly assists with planning and executing events that involve our First Kids Ministry and their families.

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Mike Mendenhall

INTERIM PASTOR OF MUSIC

Mike gives leadership to all aspects of music for our 9:30 AM Sunday morning services including our choir, orchestra, handbells, and more.

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Rose Mary Ayers

FACILITIES CARETAKER

Rosemary oversees the caretaking of our Christian Life Center building and ensures it is ready to be used.

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Sarah Jones

FACILITIES CARETAKER

Sarah oversees the caretaking of our Rutledge building and ensures it is ready to be used.

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Sherri Southerland

HOSPITALITY DIRECTOR

Sherri gives leadership to our Next Steps hospitality teams and ensures that you feel welcome from the moment you step on campus. She also oversees Next Step Lunches and assists with churchwide meals.

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Teresa Miller

FACILITIES DIRECTOR

Teresa gives direction to our facilities staff and assists with the set-up and breakdown of any event happening within the building to ensure our facilities are always ready to be used.

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Teresa Womack

CHURCH MINISTRIES ASSISTANT

Teresa is responsible for assisting with all Next Step Ministries for First Baptist including Worship, Groups, Serve Teams, and Local Mission.

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Wendy Jones

SENIOR PASTOR MINISTRY ASSISTANT

Wendy is responsible for all administrative tasks for First Baptist as well as our Deacon, Happy Hearts, and Homebound Ministries. She also coordinates all tasks involving the Senior Pastor.

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Will Burke

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP DIRECTOR

Will gives leadership to all aspects of music for our 11:00 AM worship service including our Worship Band and student ministry worship teams.

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Dalton Stoltz

EXECUTIVE COACH OF MINISTRIES

Dr. Dalton Stoltz is our church consultant offering executive insight into all of our ministries.

 

Ministry Leaders

Leader: Alan Davis

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Leader: Dennis McCallister

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Leader: Michelle Holt

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Leader: Alan Davis

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Leader: Cindy Smith

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Leader: Brian Capshaw

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Leader: Will Burke & Mike Mendenhall

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Leader: Buddy Reeves

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Leader: Adam Sears

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Leader: Jenny Highsmith

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Leader: Grayson Barton

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Leader: Sherri Southerland

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