First Baptist Staff & Leadership

The staff and leadership here at First Baptist is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • Matt Walters

    SENIOR pastor

    Pastor Matt Walters has been in the pastorate for nearly 30 years. He began pastoring on the Ute Mountain Tribe Reservation in the mountains of Colorado, cutting his teeth in the ministry and watching God do many great things. God would later lead him to Greeley, Colorado where he spent over 20 years serving as pastor of the Faith Bible Baptist Church. In January of 2022, Pastor Matt followed God's leading down to Florida to serve at First Baptist. He was officially voted in as Senior Pastor in June. Pastor Matt and his lovely wife Rose have been married for 31 years. They love the Lord, the ministry, hunting, bargain-shopping, and their 4 beautiful grandchildren. 

  • Jason Laigo

    ASSOCIATE Pastor

    Pastor Jason Laigo has been faithfully laboring in the Lord's work for over 15 years, serving in a myriad of diverse ministries. He followed God's leading to First Baptist in January of 2022, where he began to serve as the middle school youth pastor. Pastor Jason has since become the Associate Pastor, working closely with the Senior Pastor and taking on more of the church's executive and administrative responsibilities. Pastor Jason and his beautiful wife Queri are native Washingtonians, high-school sweethearts, and are blessed with 5 children. They have devoted their life to the Gospel ministry and love working with the young and the old alike. 

  • Ed Buchanan

    assistant pastor: College & Career Singles and Comfort Ministries

    Pastor Ed Buchanan and his wife Roberta have been faithful members of First Baptist Church since 2005. Ed is an Air Force veteran who, upon his retirement from the service, served as the Wade Christian Academy School Administrator for seven years. He still ministers in the academy as the Elementary Chapel Pastor. He serves primarily in our College & Career Singles Ministry where he faithfully teaches and disciples young adults every single week. Pastor Ed also heads up our Comfort Ministries; visiting our sick and hospital bound saints and also overseeing our church prayer chains along with their respective online communities. He also serves as our AWANA Club Director. The Buchanans have been married over 40 years.



    Pastor Devin Hayes is the newest addition to First Baptist's ministerial leadership team, serving with his lovely wife Lydia in both youth and music ministries. Pastor Devin serves as our youth pastor as well our primary worship leader, aided by his wife who also plays the piano during our worship services. Following the Lord's calling in late December of 2022, they packed up their daughter Scarlet and relocated to Florida from Cajun country deep in the bayous of Louisiana. They both grew up in church, and have served in numerous ministries throughout the years. They have a tremendous heart for reaching young people and are excited to do that and more here on Florida's Space Coast.