fbc church staff


  • bro. danny taylor

    senior pastor

    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

    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.

  • bro. jared veteto

    worship pastor

    Jared Veteto is currently serving as the Worship Pastor for First Baptist Church. He is a graduate of Brookland High School, and attends Williams Baptist University seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Church Music degree expecting to graduate Spring 2023. At Williams, he is a member of the Williams Singers choir, leads the Americana/Bluegrass band and plays bass with the Chapel Worship Band. Jared grew up at Nettleton Baptist Church where he served as Worship Ministry Intern from August 2018 until February 2021. He enjoys worshiping with fellow believers not only through song on Sunday but also throughout daily life. Jared enjoys playing all kinds of stringed instruments and especially enjoys using his acoustic guitar in worship to our God. We welcome this young man to our dear church as he leads us!!!

  • Karen nelson

    ministry assistant