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

    Associate pastor

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  • Jason Laigo

    Assistant Pastor

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  • DevAn Hall

    Children's ministry

    Devan and Ameleigh married on December 21, 2019. Devan is our Children's Ministry Pastor and AWANA director. He also teaches High School Bible at Wade Christian Academy where his wife teaches high school English and grammar.


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  • Webster rhodes

    StudentLife ministry // wca athletic director

    Webster Rhodes joined the church staff in January of 2016. He and his wife Anna have two children. Webster has a desire and love for our youth of today and is always there to help where needed in their lives. He is also the Athletic Director for Wade Christian Academy and the head Varsity Basketball coach. 


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  • Ed Buchanan

    Elevation ministry

    Ed 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 continues to serve in our Christian school as Academic Dean. In 2019, Ed and Roberta began working full-time with our Elevation singles ministry. The Buchanans have been married for 38 years and have two daughters: Nicole & Hannah.


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  • marc rhodes, jr.

    technical director

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