Our Leadership


  • Dr. John Thweatt

    Pastor

    John's vision is leading our congregation to be a glory driven church. His vision includes integrating church, family and community to connect with God, others, and the world. Additionally, he seeks to emphasize and promote partnerships with others who would seek to take the gospel to our neighbors and the nations. 

    John and his wife, Kim, are raising 4 daughters, Hannah, Hope, Hollie and Kimberly Joy. John has served sixteen years at FBC.  He received his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as well as the president of the Alabama Baptist State Convention.

  • Rev. Tim Gold

    Minister of Education and Administration

    A minister of education fulfills many roles, but it is discipleship that is Tim's heartbeat. He believes that the preaching that takes place, the Bible studies we engage in, our classes, and even our fellowship times are opportunities to make disciples. But it does not end there. It takes place any time there are mentoring relationships in which spiritual, biblical growth takes place. It takes place when we minister to, and pray for each other. As we mature, discipleship is not just what we know but it also becomes "what we do."  

    Tim is married to Chris, and they have twins, Noah and Kayla. 

  • Rev. Mark Walker

    Minister to Student

    Mark's heart for student ministry is evident any time you are around him. He brings a wealth of experience and passion for ministering to students and their families. His vision is to lead students to have an all consuming love and heart for Christ and God's Word.  

    Mark is married to Suzi and they have one daughter, Eden.

  • rev. Chris Dewaal

    Minister to Children

    Children's ministry is a beautiful mix of laughter, tears, tantrums, songs, crafts, Goldfish, hugs and high-fives, as children are taught about the God who created them with such care. Chris' passion is for parents and the church to lay a foundation of Jesus Christ in the life of children so they can respond to God's grace at the right time. Jesus set the example for how children are to be cherished at First Baptist Pell City. In Mark 10:16, He "took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them." 

    Chris is married to Melanie and they have an exuberant daughter, Anna Kate, a playful son, Joshua, and the newest addition, Sarah Joy.


  • Kari Callahan

    minister to preschool



    Kari has a heart for teaching children God's Word, as well as teaching them how to worship God through music and in every aspect of their loves! Her desire is to see children "grow in wisdom, and stature, and favor with God and man"      (Luke 2:52) and believes that ministering to children opens some incredible avenues to ministering to their families!


    Kari is also the director of Quest Kids Club's after school program and summer day camps.

  • Ronnie Foster

    Minister of Music

    The purpose of worship is more than just a service. It's about living a life of worship every hour of every day. That is how Ronnie approaches his call to music ministry. He is gifted and passionate about leading people in worship and praise of our God during the worship services. He desires that the we live in such a way that when people see us they will know we truly have a heart of worship for God 24/7.  

    Ronnie is married to Rita. 

  • Kim Thweatt

    Contemporary Worship Leader

    Any time you are around Kim you find out quickly how much she loves God and His people. Her heart of and for worship is contagious. She leads our Contemporary worship service, along with our Praise band and loves what she does. But it's her passion to see God's people worship him daily in the lives they lead.  

    Kim is married to John and is a full time wife and mother to their four daughters, Hannah, Hope, Hollie and Kimberly Joy.

  • Tammy Huey

    Weekday Education Director

    Tammy's heart is ministry, especially to the children of Pell City. Under her leadership the Kindergarten/Daycare has been a truly effective outreach to the city and surrounding community. Families and children have been touched and influenced greatly through a Gospel saturated learning environment that the Kindergarten/Daycare promotes.  

    Tammy is married to Jeff and they have 3 children, Holly, Bethany and Matthew.



  • Sandra Frost

    Ministry Assistant

    Financial Secretary

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  • Priscilla Wright

    Ministry Assistant

    Pastor Secretary/Office Manager

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  • Jeana Hendrix

    Ministry Assistant

    Education

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  • Pam Waddell

    Ministry Assistant

    Receptionist

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  • Kayla Smith

    Ministry Assistant

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