Casey Matthews is the Lead Pastor at First Baptist. He is from McDonough, GA and graduated from Eagles Landing High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in Rhetoric from Georgia College & State University and a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Over the past few years, Casey's passion and focus has been on making disciples who make disciples. He desires that every believer at First Baptist grow into fully trained followers who reach the lost locally, nationally, and internationally.
Casey married his high school sweetheart, Amy, in September 2007. They are blessed with two children, Clayton and Juliana, and now understand what the Bible means when it says children are a gift from God. Casey loves spending time with his family and doing anything outdoors. He loves slowpitch softball, hunting, and fishing and uses them to reach people.
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Worship and Youth Pastor
Nick Prieto is the Pastor of Worship and Youth at First Baptist. He is from Warner Robins, GA and graduated from Houston County High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in Worship and Music Studies from Liberty University and Master of Arts and Master of Religious Education degrees from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
Nick passionately believes in the development of each believer in their relationship with Christ in order that they may live in daily victory and effectively reach others for Him. He is excited about leading the believers at First Baptist in their growth in worship as well as engaging the youth in a dynamic relationship with Christ.
Nick and Hannah were married February 2015. Recently, they welcomed their son Benaiah into the world, and they are loving this new season in their lives. Music is a calling and hobby of Nick. Though Nick grew up as a percussionist, he currently focuses most of his time musically as a vocalist and guitarist. Golf, tennis, and baseball are among Nick’s favorite sports, and he loves to play most sports. It is no secret that Nick is an avid fan of the New York Yankees (go Yanks!). Nick also loves to spend time with his family and friends.
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Ann Cooper serves as the Financial Secretary of FBC. Ann graduated from Bradford High School in Starke, Florida and has taken several classes through the years to enhance her ministry. She has served in church offices for over 20 years and joined our team in August of 2005.
Ann’s passion is to be a blessing to someone each and every day. She believes our lives should show the love of Christ, and she believes in being “real”. And He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27
Ann and her husband, Pastor Lewis Cooper, have 2 children, Alan (Amy) and Amanda (Brett). They also have 4 grandsons, Aidan, Colin, Cooper and Crosby. Ann loves spending time with family and serving in church. She and Pastor Lewis have been in ministry for over 25 years, serving churches in Florida, Texas and Georgia.
Sherri Davis serves as the Secretary at FBC. She graduated from Middleburg High School in Middleburg, FL. Sherri also graduated from Central Georgia Technical College with a Diploma in Accounting.
Sherri’s life verse is, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13). She has had some trials in her life, and she believes that you can’t do life without Christ.
Sherri and her husband, Shawn Davis, have 2 children, Patrick and Corbin. Both are students at Pensacola Christian College in Florida. Sherri loves spending time with her family and scrapbooking.