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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  • Nick Prieto


    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. They have three boys, Benaiah, Phineas, and Boden and all are very active and full of life! 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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  • Kati Cannon


    Kati serves as the Administrative Assistant at FBC. She joined our team in September 2022. She graduated from Lawton Christian School in Lawton, OK. Kati also studied photography at Oklahoma Baptist University.

    Kati's favorite Scripture is "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22-23)

    Kati and her husband, Andrew, have been married since June 2012. They have one son, Elijah. She loves spending time with her family and friends, reading, and singing.

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