Our Staff

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Dr. Jeffrey Hessinger

Senior Pastor

Salvation and Baptism

Personal Guidance

Community Outreach


Dr. Hessinger joined the First Baptist family on October 26, 2020.  He received his Doctorate in Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  Dr. Jeff has over 25 years of ministry experience serving several positions in SBC life. He and his wife, Errin, love serving together.

Jennifer McMillan

Worship Leader & Media Director

Website Info

Social Media Questions

Music Ensembles

Kids' Worship

Jennifer joined the First Baptist staff in August 2020. She received her undergraduate degrees from Columbia College and her master's from Liberty University. Jennifer and her husband, Jason, have three boys, Corey, Connor, and Thomas. When she isn't working, Jennifer enjoys shopping and spending time on the water.

Ainsley Rushton

Ministry Assistant

Prayer Requests

Calendar Dates


Updated Contact Info

Ainsley joined the First Baptist staff in October 2020. She is a lifelong, active member of Jacksonboro Baptist Church. She served five years with Salkahatchie Summer Service, a church outreach program that serves designated areas with housing needs. As a result, she developed a love for community and serving others. Ainsley is passionate about the great outdoors and enjoys spending time with her dogs.

Pam Williams

Office Administrator

Accounts Payable

Contribution Statements

Tax Info

Human Resources

Pam joined the First Baptist staff in November 2013 and has over 30 years of experience in church office administration. She is a member of Open Door Baptist Church, where her husband, Jim, serves as pastor. She and Jim have 2 children, Jenny and Austin, and 3 grandchildren, Charlotte, Madelyn, and Matthew. When she's not working, Pam enjoys teaching small group Bible studies and playing the piano.

Christian Altman

WEE School

2-Year Olds

3-Year Olds

Christian has been part of FBC WEE since 2005 and is an active member of the First Baptist family. She received her B.A. in Communications from the College of Charleston. She and her husband, Byron, have 18-year-old twin girls. Outside of church, Christian enjoys reading, exercising, and shopping.

Jean Dandridge

WEE School


Jean joined FBC WEE in 2018 and is an active member of the First Baptist Family. She received her B.A. in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina. She and her husband, Jason, have two children, Rachel and Will, who both attend Clemson University. When Jean is not teaching, she enjoys reading, walking, going to the beach, and traveling with her husband.