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Staff
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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David (196 x 275)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 BurchRev. 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chuck MoatesDr. Chuck Moates, Interim Associate Pastor

Chuck became Interim Associate Pastor in May 2019. He served on the First Baptist Church Greenwood staff from 1979 to 1989 as Minister of Education and Church Administrator.  Chuck holds the following degrees: Bachelor of Science from Florida State University, a Masters of Religious Education from The Southern Baptist Seminary, a Master of Education from West Georgia College, a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Erskine Seminary. Church has served churches in Georgia and South Carolina. He and his wife, Alice Ann, have two children and two grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

Greg AndersRev. Greg Anders, Interim Minister to Students

Greg joined the First Baptist staff as Minister to Students in May 2019. Greg grew up in the First Baptist family and was ordained to ministry by the church in 1988. He completed his B.A. in Religion and Philosophy at Furman University and holds Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served churches in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia as Associate Minister for Youth and Education.  Greg and his wife, Cindy, recently retired after over fifteen years as co-owners of a portrait studio and properties management business. They have one “child," a one-year-old Yorkie named Ollie.

 

 

 

 

 

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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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Josh Harrington, Organist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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