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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Rachel Pickering - Director of Music Ministries

FBC Talladega welcomes Rachel Pickering, as Director of Music Ministries.Rachel will graduate from University of Montevallo, with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance in Dec 2017.  She completed a Music Ministry Intern with Montevallo First Baptist Church.  

Rachel has wonderful musical talent, an ability to conduct the choir and lead the congregation, and a team player mentality, but it is her sound theology of worship that makes her stand out.  Rachel will lead our congregation in musical worship "in spirit and in truth".

Minister of Students

First Baptist Church of Talladega is currently seeking a part time Minister of Students to join our ministry team.

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Mary Chappell - Pianist