photo 1Dr. Daven Watkins – Senior Pastor –

Daven became the senior pastor of FBC Pelham in March 2015.  Before coming to Pelham, he served for nearly seven years as the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church Pleasant Grove in Pleasant Grove, Alabama and before then he served as senior pastor for eight years at First Baptist Church in Owenton, Kentucky.  He received his undergraduate degree in history from Georgetown College in 1996.  In December 1999 he received his Master of Divinity degree from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama and in May 2008 he received a Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary outside Boston, Massachusetts.  Daven and his beautiful wife Jane Ellen were married on July 6, 1996 and they are the proud parents of two children – Molly Grace and Nathan.  Daven enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, and watching Kentucky Basketball!

Don Dixon – Administrative Pastor – ddixon@fbcpelham.orgDon

Don joined the staff at FBC in June of 2012.  He has been married to his wife Diane for 25 years in January of 2013.  They are both graduates of the University of Mobile.  Diane has a master’s degree is Christian Studies from Union University in Jackson, TN.  Don has a master’s degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX.  Don has served on church staff in Texas, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.  In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, playing golf, watching movies and reading.
Favorite Bible Verse:  Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to bless you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.”

PaulaPaula Kornegay – Worship Leader –

Paula has been our Worship Leader since January 2008. She is married to Barry, and they enjoy ministering together.  She has two children and three granddaughters.   They also have Rudy and Belle, their Jack Russells that are also “part of the family.”  Paula believes that we were created to worship the Lord.  She leads our worship services in addition to directing the Celebration Choir, Praise Band, and Praise Teams.  She also administrates our Children’s Choir program and oversees the School of Fine Arts.  She and her family believe in sharing the gospel here at home as well as in Tanzania, Africa, where they have a ministry to orphans and help in training pastors.

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.

Dr. Paul Moore– Senior Adult Pastor –  paul@fbcpelham.orgPaul                                                                                                                Paul Moore served for almost 40 years as Senior Pastor of several churches before coming to FBC Pelham in January of 2002 to serve as Associate Pastor and Director of our Senior Adult Ministries.  He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Samford University, and a Master’s of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He received his Doctors of Ministry Degree from Luther Rice Seminary, where he taught as an adjunct professor for several years.  He also directs the Senior Adult Choir and is active in both foreign and domestic mission endeavors.His partner in ministry is Barbara M. Moore to whom he has been married since August 1958.  They have three grown children and four grandchildren.
Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  His philosophy of ministry is “faithful unto death.”

DonnieDonnie Sisk – Associate Pastor: Recreation/Outreach –                                                                                                                                                                          Donnie is married to Patti and has two girls, Maegan and Mallory. He is an outdoor sports enthusiast and loves wilderness, backpacking, and climbing. Donnie served as a student pastor since 1981 and served four other churches before arriving at Pelham. Donnie has a Bachelor of Ministry degree and is currently working on his Master’s degree.
Favorite Verse: John 16:33 “Jesus said, “These things I have spoken unto you that in me you might have peace, in the world you will have tribulation, but have courage, I have overcome the world.'”

Jonathan_Williams.jpgJonathan Williams – Director of Preschool and Children Ministries –                                                                                                                                                            Jonathan is Married to Lauri and has two daughters, Madison and Lillian. He is an avid sports enthusiast and loves mountain biking, basketball, and exercising. He also loves spending time playing outside with his daughters. He has been the Director of Children’s and Preschool Ministries at FBC Pelham since June 2006. He has a deep love for children and has a desire to see every child come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Jonathan has a heart for discipleship and desires to develop discipleship opportunities for all Christians throughout the world. Jonathan has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama.

Matt Wright  Matt Wright – Student Pastor –                                                                                                            Matt is married to Jessica and has three children, Connor, Mason, and Emily. Matt loves to have fun, laugh, and hang out with teenagers.  He has been in Student Ministry since 2002 and has a Masters in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Matt has served at FBC Pelham since March 2014.  He has a heart for teaching teenagers how to worship, serve, and share Christ.

Support Staff
Our support staff is really important to our ministers. If we were big enough to admit it, these individuals really run the place. They keep us on our toes and help things run smoothly. We love you all!

Pat MacKay
Ministry Assistant to the Pastor

Natalin Cleveland
Ministry Assistant -Education/Administration

Josephine Roberts
Ministry Assistant – Finance

Carole Trimble
Ministry Assistant –
Allison Wilson
Ministry Assistant –
Meredith Cleveland
Ministry Assistant – Music
Crystal Purkapile
Ministry Assistant –
Liv Meany                         Student Ministry Associate    

Our Facilites Staff –
They take great pride in keeping God’s House clean
Roger Wallace
Facilities Manager
Leon Clay
Facilities Assistant
Rob Rivers 
Facilities AssistantRob Riverss

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