Staff

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Robert Klotz - Pastor

Robert accepted the call to serve as Pastor of First Baptist in February of 2017. He previously served as pastor of Perdido Baptist church for six and a half years. Robert and his wife Heather have been married since 2010 and have two girls, Hannah and Leah.
Robert is originally from Lawrenceville, Georgia where he graduated from Brookwood High School. He attended Auburn University until God called him to seminary, and he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry from Leavell College at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010. He continued at NOBTS to earn a Master's of Divinity in 2015.
Robert's passion in pastoral ministry is for church revitalization. His personal ministry objective states: I desire to glorify God in my ministry by leading a church to fulfill the Great Commission by making disciples of all nations, and to obey the Great Commandment by delighting in God and loving others with the love of Christ.

 

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Judy Gaither - Director of Children's Ministries

The Children's Ministry supports the whole family unit.   Our focus ages are birth through sixth grade.  Our goal is to love each child as Jesus loved him or her and teach Biblical truths from God's Word through child-friendly lessons, games, and activities.  

Bible study on Sundays begins at 9:15 am and lasts one hour.  We encourage children to go to worship with their families or friends during the next hour.   On Wednesday nights during the school year, Wednesday Night Suppers are served from 5:15 - 5:45 at $5.00 per person.   Children ages, 3-5 go to Mission Friends from 6:00 - 7:00.  Children in grades first to sixth get to participate in Wednesday Night Warriors combined with Children In Action from 6:00 - 7:00 which is located on third floor in "The Spot".

There are many fun-filled children and family activities throughout the year such as an Easter Egg Hunt, VBS, Centrikid Camp, Fall Festival, and others.   Come and join us!   Our motto Bible verse is Isaiah 54:13:  All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.

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Heath Walton - Associate Pastor of Music & Students

Heath Walton joined the staff at FBC Talladega as the Associate Pastor of Music and Students in May of 2019. Previously, he served as an Associate Pastor in Newnan, Georgia for eight years. 

Heath grew up in the ministries of FBC Talladega--where he answered the call to ministry and was licensed for gospel ministry. Heath attended the University of Mobile where he earned a Bachelors of Music in Church Music. In December of 2018, Heath earned his Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Heath is married to Cortney, and they have three daughters: Piper, Lily, and Ellie. 

Heath's passion for ministry is to encourage people to love and obey the Lord, to teach others the word of God, and to lead others in the worship of God.