"And He Himself gave some to be ... pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints." Eph. 4:11-12
Pastoral and Ministry Staff
Chris is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry at Southern. He previously served as Assistant Pastor of Christ Fellowship Church, South Portland, Maine, and as Worship Pastor of Vine Street Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky. He and his wife, Laura Don, have two sons and one daughter. Chris enjoys Auburn football, reading, camping, playing the guitar, and songwriting.
Student Minister/Pastoral Assistant
Austin serves as the Student Minister of First Baptist Church Mt Sterling. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Morehead State University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Christian Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Austin is happily married to his best friend, Makayla.
Walt has been on staff at First Baptist Church since August of 2014. He is in charge of the day-to-day management of church facilities and vehicles. He provides oversight to service contractors as well as oversight to custodial maintenance.