First Baptist Church
Sunday, September 21, 2014
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.
Rev. Josh Hunt, Associate Pastor
Married to Sacha and has one son, Jude.
Josh, Sacha and Jude are excited to become part of the Anderson community and the First Baptist church Family.
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. (Click HERE to contact me)
Mr. Addrian Wilson, Minister of Music
Addrian and his wife, Kimberly, are natives of Greer, South Carolina and have four children and three grand-daughters. 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.
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.
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. (Click HERE to contact me)
Sharon Royals, Ministry Assistant
I have two children, Natalie and Nick, both are at USC and are very proud Game Cocks! My husband Steve and I have been married for almost
27 years and have lived in Anderson for the past 15 years. I am originally from Texas and still enjoy visiting family there. I enjoy hiking,
biking, traveling, and hanging out with my family. (Click HERE to contact me)
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. (Click HERE to contact me)
Ms. Patricia Patton, Receptionist and Secretary
I have 2 children and 4 precious grandchildren. I love to sing, work in my flower garden and serve the Lord. (Click HERE to contact me)
Mr. Greg Wilson, Maintenance Supervisor
Mrs. Libby Ashworth, CDC Director
Married to my wonderful husband Seth for six years, we are blessed to have 3 children: Cameron, Rylee Grace, and Paislee.
I consider it a privilege to be a part of this wonderful ministry here at First Baptist Child Development Center. It is an honor to work along side
all the wonderful teachers as well as all the precious children and families that enter the doors of this church daily. I count it a blessing to serve
with such a great group of people and staff! (Click HERE to contact me)