FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Loving God, Loving Others, Loving Life, IN CHRIST
Dr. James Thomason, Pastor
As Pastor of this historic church, it is my calling and my joy to provide care and leadership among fellow Christians as we seek together to find our mission and fulfill our ministry in the inner-city community where God has placed us. Proclaiming the Gospel, caring for those who are hurting, and focusing the congregation’s energies in areas that will make a positive impact in people’s lives—this is where I devote my time and efforts in ministry. Pam and I have been married since 1976 and the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful children. EMAIL BIO
Rev. Josh Hunt, Associate Pastor
Rev. Amy Brown, Minister to Students
Amy Brown is a native of the Shelby/Kings Mountain area of North Carolina. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Communication Disorders and Gardner-Webb University with a Masters of Divinity in Christian Education. Amy served as Youth Intern during
school at First Baptist Church Asheville, NC and First Baptist Church Shelby, NC, where she grew to understand her calling and passion for empowering young people to understand their place in God's Kingdom. Amy served as Associate Pastor of Youth and Education at Drexel First
Baptist Church before coming to First Baptist Church Anderson as Minister of Students. EMAIL
Mr. Addrian Wilson, Minister of Music
Addrian and his wife, Kimberly, are natives of Greer, South Carolina and have four children and three granddaughters. Addrian is also an Assistant Vice President at the Peoples Bank in Anderson. Addrian completed his Church Music studies at Erskine college with an emphasis in Vocal Performance. He is a member of the Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium (GAMAC) Chorale and Concert of Hope and Remembrance choir where he has had the opportunity to perform as soloist. Past Performances with other community organizations include productions with Alverson Community Theatre and music director for Christian Youth Theatre. He has also performed as a vocalist and guest conductor for many other area community and national choir tours and productions. Addrian has served in Music Ministry since 1986. EMAIL
Mr. Jamie Smith, Music Assistant
Jamie Smith has demonstrated his lifelong love of music both personally, as a trumpet player and vocalist, and professionally through his career pursuits. He has devoted 11 years to public school band directing, during which time he also served 8 years as a part-time church music minister. Jamie received his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Erskine College in 1994 and later earned his master’s degree in School Administration from Furman University. Originally from Donalds, SC, Jamie moved to the Anderson area after becoming the assistant principal at Calhoun Academy of the Arts, a magnet school which emphasizes the integration of fine arts into core curriculum. He and his wife Kelly, have two beautiful daughters, Savannah and Sara Kate. EMAIL
Mrs. Ramona Hallman, Organist
This church has a wonderful Reuter pipe organ and it is my privilege to play this instrument to the glory of God.
I am married to Dan Hallman, retired administrator from School District V. My son, his wife and their two sons live in Anderson. My daughter and her husband live in
Gaffney with their two children.
Mrs. Kelly Smith, Pianist
Kelly Smith, a summa cum laude graduate of Erskine College, received her B.A. in Piano Performance under the instruction of Dr. Matthew Manwarren. In addition to teaching music in both the public and private sectors, she has been an active accompanist for several regional
school districts and colleges. Her experience as a church pianist and organist span two decades. She and her husband Jamie have two daughters, and they enjoy making music together as a family.
Sharon Royals, Ministry Assistant
My husband Steve and I have lived in Anderson since 1998. I am originally from Texas and still enjoy visiting family there. I enjoy hiking, biking, traveling, and hanging out with my family. EMAIL
Mrs. Janice Fouts, Financial Secretary
I have been employed at FBC since 1974. My husband’s name is Sonny and my hobbies include playing
guitar and doing woodcrafts. EMAIL
Mr. Greg Wilson, Maintenance Supervisor
Mrs. Shannon Griffin, CDC Director
I have been married to my husband Billy who is a network engineer at AnMed Health for almost 15 years. We have 2 beautiful daughters; Ella is 8 years old and Madelyn is 5.
Both girls came through our program here and now attend Calhoun Academy of the Arts. Children have and always
will be my passion and calling in life. I am happy and
blessed to be a part of this wonderful ministry here at
First Baptist Church! EMAIL