Josh Black, Senior Pastor
Josh became Senior Pastor at First Baptist in 2022 after serving as Associate Pastor for Students for over 3 years. His background includes being a bi-vocational youth pastor for seven years in Easley, SC. He is married to Chasity. Together they have two boys, Jericho and Elijah. Prior to answering God’s call to ministry and while working as a bi-vocational pastor, Josh has worked with students in varying capacities from public school teaching to mentoring and sports coaching. Chasity is a first grade teacher and a vital part to Josh’s ministry calling. Josh and Chasity both met while attending North Greenville University to earn their degrees. Josh holds a Bachelor of Business and Master of Ministry degrees while Chasity holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Master of Education degrees.
On a lighter note, Josh is a dyed-in-the-wool Clemson fan!! He also enjoys hiking, football, coaching softball, reading, and video games.
Michael Blaine, Associate Pastor for Administration
Pam Blaine, Secretary
Michael Blaine has served as Worship Team Leader from 1999 until 2022. He currently serves as Associate Pastor for Administration. 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. Mike has assumed this administrative role to provide overall administrative assistance to the Church
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.
Jimmy Bagwell, Youth Pastor
Jimmy comes to FBC Memphis after serving as a Youth Pastor in the upstate of SC for the last 5 years. Jimmy has a heart for seeing students grow into who God has called them to be, disciples for Christ. Jimmy is married to Brittany and they have two children, Melanie and Joseph. Jimmy enjoys hunting, fishing and spending quality time with his family. Jimmy holds an undergraduate degree in Christian Ministry from North Greenville University and loves baseball, specifically his Atlanta Braves…Chop on!