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.
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
Pastor of Students
First Baptist is currently receiving resume’s for our next Pastor of Students. Please see the Job Description for details on applying for this position.