fbc church staff


  • bro. danny taylor


    Bro. Danny Taylor officially became the pastor of First Baptist Church on August 1, 2007. Bro. Danny is known as a pastor who is true to the Word of God and has a passion for people and the gospel of Jesus Christ. He attended Williams Baptist College and is a graduate of Luther Rice Baptist Theological Seminary with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. He and his wife Teresa, have two children, Jennifer & Jordan, and have been blessed with four grandchildren, Breyden, Kaylin, Jace & Tucker. In his spare time, Bro. Danny enjoys spending time with his family, vacations at the lake and playing golf.

  • bro. John phillips

    Student Pastor & worship leader

    John Phillips (aka JP) is the Associate Pastor of Students at First Baptist Church. JP has over 18 years of experience influencing the hearts and lives of students from many different backgrounds in many different settings. He has a passion to see students impact a world much bigger than their world. JP loves to spend time building relationships with students because He believes that we are better together, and that we can do more together. JP has served in several roles in both the local church and Student Events. JP completed his B.S. in Religious Studies at Liberty University, and is currently working towards a Master of Divinity through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. JP has been a camp and conference speaker, and creative contributor to several churches, camps, schools and organizations over his years in student ministry. JP has a passion to see students, "get it." JP has a very unique way of teaching the Bible, making it very applicable and clear to students. JP’s passion is very contagious and his love for student ministry is obvious. JP has a driving passion to see the truth of God's word "stick" in the lives of Students. JP is a dynamic, vibrant, and gifted communicator who is passionate about challenging students to live lives that are as big as the God we serve. JP is married to his incredibly beautiful and talented wife Kelly Phillips and together they are blessed to have one son, Blake Phillips. Please say a prayer for Kelly, she has to deal with JP and Blake, both of which are just alike! When JP is not hanging out with students, you will find him involved with music/Audio/Video stuff or taking some time to enjoy a ride on his Harley Davidson. There are not many times you will find him sitting still not communicating to someone about student ministry or loving on students themselves. JP wants every single student to know this, you are invited to the party! You are welcome here at First Baptist Church, Bay.

  • Karen nelson

    ministry assistant