A list of the church staff.


Tony Hopkins 2Dr. Tony Hopkins, Senior Pastor

Tony has been Senior Pastor since September of 2002.  Tony completed his undergraduate degree (BA in English) from Furman University and graduated with a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Philosophy (New Testament Studies) from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  In April of 2008, Tony began a one year term as Moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina, having served on its Missions Committee and Coordinating Council for four years.  He pastored the First Baptist Church in Edgefield, SC for ten years and the Eastside Baptist Church in Shepherdsville, KY for almost six years.  He also taught New Testament and Greek at Southern Seminary and Old Testament and New Testament at Lander University in Greenwood.  His wife Carol, teaches music at Merrywood Elementary School.  Tony and Carol have two children, Michelle and Caleb.



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Rev. Blake Kendrick, Associate Pastor for Students and Spiritual Formation

Blake joined the staff of Greenwood First Baptist Church in August 2007. He is a 2006 graduate of Duke Divinity School's Baptist House of Studies Program.  Blake has served churches in Gastonia and Charlotte, NC, and Dallas, TX.  He was ordained at First Baptist Church on September 16, 2007.  Blake and his wife, Anna, have three children Winston, Eleanor, and Mary-Blake.    





David Corbitt



Rev. David Corbitt, Part-Time Minister of Music


David joined the staff as Part-Time Minister in Music in May of 2012. David has served as Minister of Music for more than thirty years.  He is a graduate of Furman University, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary School of Church Music.  David is married to Bonnie who is  Director of the G. Frank Russell Technology Center of Greenwood SChool District 50. David and Bonnie have a daughter, Lauren.





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Mr. David Jennings, Minister of Administration


David Jennings joined the staff of Greenwood First Baptist Church in August, 2008 as Minister of Administration.  David and his wife, Amy, are both graduates of Belmont University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  David received his Masters of Divinity Degree in Christian Education.  David served as Minister of Education and Students at FBC Newport, TN and as Associate Pastor at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cross Plains, TN.  David and Amy have one daughter, Jennifer.  





Anna Burch



Rev. Anna Burch, Minister to Children


Anna Burch became Minister to Children in August 2017 and was ordained at First Baptist Church on October 29, 2017. With a BS in Early Childhood Education from Presbyterian College, Anna taught first grade for five years. She is currently working on her Masters of Theological Studies at Iliff School of Theology, with an anticipated graduation date of June 2018. Anna also teaches at FBC’s Cheerful Cherubs preschool. 




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Mrs. Claudia Burch, Director of Cheerful Cherubs


Claudia has served as the Director of the Cheerful Cherubs Preschool since 1999.  Claudia also served as Minister to Children at Frist Baptist form 2008 to 2017. Claudia is a graduate of Furman University.  She and her husband, Jay, have three daughters, Anna, Caroline, and Catherine. Catherine is married to Scott White and has two children, Cooper Ann and James. Caroline is married to Mac McCormick and has a one child, Lawerance. 







Mary Frances Thompson



  Ms. Mary Frances Thompson, Ministry Assistant 










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Mrs. Linda Miller, Financial Assistant (Part-Time)








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Mr. Jerry Chastain, Church Treasurer








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Mr. Jesse Bolden, Maintenance Staff







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Dr. Ron Davis, Organist