Steve Scoggins

Senior Pastor

Pastor Steve previously served as Senior Pastor of FBC from 1992 to 2001. He came back to FBC in 2014. He has pastored churches in Oklahoma, Georgia, and Alabama. He has a BA from Samford University, and an MDIV from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Steve and his wife, Karen, have five grown children, and eleven grandchildren. Over the years he has developed a pattern of preaching through books of the New Testament on Sunday mornings, and the Old Testament on Wednesday nights, with "Rabbit Chasing" question and answer sessions. 

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Steve's focus for his life and the church is to Lift Up Jesus and Love People.

Favorite Scripture:  John 3:16 -  "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

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  • Dave Marshall

    Executive pastor

    Dave has been at FBC since 2010. His heart is to see all Christ followers be equipped to make disciples. Dave is married to Susan and they have three grown adult children and one grandchild.

    Favorite Scripture: John 15:13 -  "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends."

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  • steve Briggs

    Associate Pastor, Business Administration

    Steve has served at FBC since August 1987 as Minister of Preschool and Children and Associate Pastor of Administration. He has a passion to see our church lift up the name of Jesus in all that it does and that its ministries would transform lives. Steve is married to Sandy and they have 2 married adult children, and at present two grandchildren.

    Favorite Scripture:  1 Corinthians 15:58 - "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord."

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  • chason farris

    worship pastor

    Chason has been at FBC since 2015. His heart for ministry is equipping men, women, boys and girls to be lifelong worshippers. Chason is married to Shelly and they have two children: Brice and Lily.

    Favorite Scripture: Psalm 100 - “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations."

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  • Taylor Alexander

    Associate Minister of Modern Worship and technology

    Taylor has been at First Baptist since June 2020. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Jackson State University in Alabama. Taylor married Ashley in 2015 and they have two children: Adalynn and Theodore. 

    Favorite Scripture: Psalm 119:33-34 "Teach me, LORD, the meaning of your statutes, and I will always keep them. Help me understand your instruction, and I will obey it and follow it with all my heart." 

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  • Justin Alexander


    Justin has been at FBC since 2015. His desire is to see people experience the life-giving love of Jesus and then be sent out into the world to share that love with others. Justin is married to Sarah and they have two sons, Titus and Haddon.

    Favorite Scripture:  Ephesians 2:4-5 - “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ- by grace you have been saved”

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  • Casey Haithcock  


    Casey joined FBC in January of 2018. Casey married to Hannah in June of 2021. He has a heart to see students mature in their walks with Christ and seeing them become disciple-making disciples.

    Favorite Scripture: Psalm 51:10-12 - "Create in me a clean heart oh God, and renew a right spirit within me, Cast me not away from your presence, not take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit."

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    Drew has been at FBC since June 2021. He has a desire to see students come to know God and be equipped to go out to their schools and communities to make disciples.

    Favorite Scripture: Psalm 34:8 “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”

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    children's minister

    Yvette has been at FBC since 2009. She has a heart for serving children and helping them grow into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Her mission is to equip them as they begin to learn how to own and establish their faith.  Yvette is married to Jeff. They have three children Cristy, Sam, and Mallory, and four precious grandchildren.

    Favorite Scripture: Psalms 32:8 - "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go.  I will guide you."

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  • MacKenna Williams

    Associate Minister to Preschool

    MacKenna graduated from Clemson University in 2020 with a degree in Religious Studies with a minor in Youth Programs. She grew up at First Baptist, started serving when she was twelve, and has spent the last three years working with the Kids Ministry team. 

    Favorite Scripture: Psalm 139: 23-24- Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts![ And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

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  • Jose Alonso

    Pastor of FBC EN Español

    Jose graduated from Fruitland Bible Baptist College in 2014. His desire is to reach the hispanic community for Christ. His wife, Maria, and their three children became part of First Baptist Church in January 2019.

    Favorite Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and seem the new has come!"

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  • Robert Bridges

    Minister of Visitation

  • Penny Williams

    Associate Administrator

    Penny has served on staff at FBC since July 2012 as Financial Coordinator/Office Manager and now as Associate Administrator. She has a BS in Business Administration and finds joy in using her spiritual gifts in the financial and administrative aspects of ministry. Penny is married to Mark and they have four adult children – Bailey, Maranda, MacKenna and Ben. 

    Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.”

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Scott Bane- Head of Maintenance                      Andie Connor-Worship Ministry Assistant            Barbara Cowlishaw - Receptionist            

Susan Garrett- Ministry Assistant                       Tammy Geouge - Finance Assistant                         John GravesLead Custodian                                 

Lora HarrisChildren's Ministry Assistant         Darlene Lambert Ministry Coordinator                Lee Lane - Sound Technician                                    

Joetta Lewis - Children's Director                       Barbara Miller - Office Assistant                              Mary O'Brien - Librarian                                          

Amy Parce - Publications Coordinator                 Katy Stafford-Academy Assistant                           Kim WoodPastoral Assistant                          

Sergio Vazquez - Food Service Director               Sheri Young - First Baptist Academy Director