Leadership Staff at First Baptist

Tim Mathis


Dr. Mathis is a graduate of Clayton State College (A.A.), the State University of West Georgia (B.M.), and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M. Div. and D. Min.). Dr. Mathis has been our pastor since December, 1988. Prior to coming to First Baptist Church, Dr. Mathis served churches in Georgia and Ohio. His hometown is suburban Atlanta, GA.

Tim Blevins

Interim Director of Music

Tim graduated with degrees in Music Education from the University of Kentucky (B.A. and M.A.) and spent 28 years teaching instrumental music in local school districts. He is now retired and teaching part-time. At FBC he leads the adult choir and praise band. Tim met and married his wife Cindy at FBC over 25 years ago. They have raised two children, Caitlyn and Connor, who were baptized at FBC. Tim grew up in Meade County, Kentucky.


Youth Director

 Daniel Smith

Daniel graduated with a degree in English from Canisius College. He is currently working on his master's degree at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Daniel has served in ministry for the last ten years. At FBC he leads the Youth Group. Daniel and his wife Charissa have been married for almost seven years and have three children- Elijah, Levi, and Roslyn. Daniel grew up in Holland, New York.