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Our Staff

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Dr. Jeffrey Hessinger

Senior Pastor

Salvation and Baptism

Personal Guidance

Community Outreach

Youth

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.

pastor@walterborofirst.org

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Braxton Edwards

NextGen Pastor

Kids' Worship

Youth Activities

Braxton officially begins his role at First Baptist on August 1, 2021. He completed his undergraduate studies at North Greenville University and is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Braxton and his wife, Gracie, celebrated their one-year anniversary this past April, and are passionate about serving the Lord whole-heartedly and sacrificially as they advance His Kingdom.


braxton@walterborofirst.org

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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.

jennifer@walterborofirst.org

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Ainsley Rushton

Ministry Assistant

Prayer Requests

Calendar Dates

Announcements

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.

ainsley@walterborofirst.org

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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.

pam@walterborofirst.org


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Sandy Tyler

WEE School Director

4-Year-Olds

Sandy has worked with children for over 28 years. For the last ten years, she was an Edgewood Baptist Church WEE School faculty member. She is a member of Great Swamp Baptist Church. Sandy and her husband, Johnny, have two children and five grandchildren. In her free time, Sandy enjoys camping and boating with her family at Santee.

sandy@walterborofirst.org

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Christian Altman

WEE School

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.

christian@walterborofirst.org

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Carrie Kelley

WEE School

Assistant

Carrie has worked with children for the past seven years. She and her husband, Lucky, have two children, Parker and Emma. Carrie is passionate about working with children and has a love for animals. She enjoys spending her free time with her family at the lake.

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Shannon Pruitt

WEE School

2-Year-Olds

Shannon received her Associate's Degree from USC Salkehatchie in 2013 and has worked in childcare for the past 5 years. She and her husband, Cody, have a two-year-old daughter, Norah. When she isn't teaching, Shannon enjoys spending time with family, shopping, and going to the mountains.

shannon@walterborofirst.org