Dr. Charles McLain
Senior Pastor

Meet Dr. Charles McLain

  • Hometown: Born and raised in Grandfield, Oklahoma
  • Immediate Family: Wife, Joy; 2 sons, Ben & Jordan; 2 daughters, Meredith & Beth. 5 grandchildren.
  • Education:  B/S Degree Finance, Oklahoma State University. Master of Divinity/ Doctoral Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Doctor of Ministry, Andersonville Theological Seminary.
  • Years in Ministry: Forty-five. Pastor of five churches. Served with North American Mission Board for over five years.
  • Life Verse:  Joshua 1: 9, “Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and of good courage:  do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
  • One Great Passion:  Preaching the Gospel and being a pastor.
Carey Jones
Associate Pastor

Meet Carey Jones

Carey has been with First Baptist since 2014 but previously served churches in Texas and Arkansas.  He grew up in Texas and earned his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Seminary.  Carey’s wife, Lisa, has been a Kindergarten teacher for over 15 years and is currently teaching in the local school district.  They have two children; Nate and Jennifer.

As Associate Pastor, Carey has many duties which include directing Sunday Connection Groups, weekly support groups, Children’s Ministry, Preschool, and Senior Adult ministry.  He also oversees the church website, social media, and the business administration of the church.

 

Aaron Walden
Worship Pastor

Meet Aaron Walden

  • Hometown: Bristol, VA
  • Immediate Family: wife – Rachel; two sons, Joshua and David; two daughters, Elizabeth and Suzanna.
  • Education: Master of Divinity with concentration in Church Music – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Years in Ministry: 10
  • Life Verse: “Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.” 1 Peter 1:22-23 NASB
  • Odd Hobby: Cooking!!!!
  • Favorite Food: What isn’t my favorite food I love it all !!!
  • One Great Passion: Teaching on Worship
Caleb Heitmann
Student Pastor

Meet Caleb Heitmann

Hometown: Festus, MO

Immediate Family: wife – Ashley

Education: B.A. Christian Ministry- Missouri Baptist University

Years in Ministry: 2

Life Verse: For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Hobby: Watching and playing sports

One Great Passion: Missions