Dan Hite, Pastor
Dan and Nancy were married in 1992 in Nancy’s hometown, Tallahassee, Florida. Dan is originally from Centerville, Indiana, and met Nancy while attending school in Tallahassee. They have three children, Joe, Evan and Claire and enjoy outdoor activities, cooking and spending time together as a family. Dan has been pastoring First Baptist Memphis since 2004. Prior to answering God’s call to the ministry Dan was a biology professor at Truman State University and enjoyed teaching and discovering God’s creation through research. Since answering God’s call, Nancy has taken on the responsibility of supporting Dan in his ministry, taking care of their extended family and serving as a substitute teacher as time allows.
Dan’s pastoral ministry is rounded out by a passion for developing and participating in needs-based outreach ministries both in the church and the greater community of local churches and helping people see their lives changed by Jesus Christ through biblical counseling.
Troy Barrett, Youth Pastor
Since joining our staff in 1998 Troy continues to service as Pastor to Students with the support of his wife Cinda. They met and married while students at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Together they have four children, all teenagers, with the older two boys out of high school. The girls meanwhile are part-time students and full-time gymnasts or so it seems. Troy enjoys spending his free time with his cattle, watching Netflix with Cinda or playing clash of clans. (Yes people still play that). His greatest joy is seeing young people discover a faith of their own.
Michael Blaine, Worship Pastor
Pam Blaine, Secretary
Michael Blaine has served as Worship Leader from 1999 until 2017. He currently serves as Worship Team Leader. Pam has served as secretary at FBC since 2007. They have both been involved in worship music all their life. Mike has been worship leader at several churches in 3 different states during his life. He and Pam have also created a gospel cd which includes original music written by Pam. They enjoy all forms of gospel music from traditional to contemporary to bluegrass.
Nathaniel Orr, Worship Music Leader
Nathaniel comes to us from west-central Missouri. He currently serves as Music and Band teacher at Scotland County High School. We are pleased and privileged to have him as our worship music leader.