BARRETT LONG - PASTOR
Barrett was born in Decatur, Alabama. He received Christ at the age of 13 and answered God’s calling to ministry at the age of 19 where he went on to become licensed to preach and was officially ordained in 1992.
After graduating from Danville High School, Barrett attended Calhoun College and then moved on to the University of North Alabama where he received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. He received his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in December of 1993.
While at UNA, he met LeAnn Garner and were later married on December 16th, 1989. They have two beautiful children together, Anna and Livingston.
He loves to be with his family, watch sports, and officiate high school basketball. His favorite verse is Galatians 2:20. His goal is to be clay in the potter’s hand.
PETER WILDER - MUSIC MINISTER
Peter has been in the Shoals area for twelve years and he has been the music minister for us for 5 years now. He is also the choral director at Muscle Shoals Middle School and music teacher at McBride Elementary School. He is the son of a music teacher and a preacher. Peter loves to worship in different environments with many styles of worship. His formal training has had him to keep a traditional worship style, while his love for contemporary music pushes his drive for a rounded worship experience here. He is married to Holly Wilder and they have two children together, Emma and Eli.
RICH KENNEDY - DIRECTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRIES
Rich was born and raised in Muscle Shoals where he attended school and graduated from Muscle Shoals High School in 2012. He currently works as a custodian in their school system full time and he also works here at First Baptist Church part time. He was always an active member of any church he attended. The Lord began to speak to Rich and led him towards surrendering to the ministry in the area of youth. He volunteered with students for around 3 years before coming to join us in April of 2018. He is full of excitement to begin his journey in youth ministry and our students are excited as well. Rich has big plans for the youth and the church is so proud to see growth on the horizon.
MARGIE KEELING - DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN MINISTRIES
Margie came to First Baptist in May of 2018 to serve as our Children's Director. She and her husband, Doug, live in Muscle Shoals.
LISA WALDREP - FINANCIAL SECRETARY
Lisa came to First Baptist in June of 2012 to serve as our Financial Secretary. She and her husband, Randy, live in Tuscumbia. She is an active member of Barton First Baptist Church.
KELLI WIGINTON - MINISTRY ASSISTANT
Kelli came to us in May, 2018, as a Ministry Assistant. She, and her husband Scott, live in Tuscumbia with their two children. She is an active member at Parkview Baptist Church in Tuscumbia.