Meet Our Staff
Mark has been in Ministry since 1994. He served at First Baptist Church of Putney as Youth Pastor for 13 years, Calvary Baptist as Youth pastor in Albany for 5 Years and has been with us since March 2012 as Youth Pastor and has served as Interim Pastor, and became our Pastor in April 2016. He is married and has 3 daughters and 1 son. He loves all things Auburn and enjoys hunting and fishing. Mark graduated from Dougherty High School and attended Darton College and received a degree in History from Albany State University.
Shane is.....well the picture says it all. He has served at First Baptist Putney for 2 years and has been interim youth pastor at a couple other churches in our area. He is married with 2 children, a son (12th grade) and a daughter (7th grade). His life long goal was to stay in college longer than his youth pastor, and he achieved that goal by staying in college 14 years (1 year longer than his youth pastor). Shane became our Youth pastor in October 2016.
Richard has been in ministry since 2012, serving as full-time minister of music at First Baptist Church of Pelham for 4 years and bi-vocational at First Baptist Church of Acree for 6 years. He and his wife, Tanya, have two daughters, McKenzie and Leigha. In addition to being our Minister of Music, Richard teaches music at one of our local elementary schools. He loves all things Georgia. He enjoys golfing, fishing, and woodworking. Richard is a graduate of Tift County High School, received degree is music from Abraham Baldwin College and Georgia Southwestern State University. He holds a M.A. in Worship Ministries from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and in currently pursuing a Specialist degree in Teacher Leadership from Columbus State University.
Kaitlyn & Will Salter. They began as our interim Music leaders and have transitioned into their new role as our Music Interns. They are a young married couple full of energy and joy for the Lord.