Our Staff

Hollye Byrd

Hollye Byrd has been our Children’s Ministry Director since 2013. Before moving to Atmore, she lived in Memphis where she received an English degree from Christian Brothers University. Her passion is helping children to see God all around them and to listen when He speaks. She is married to Paul and they have one son,…

Frank Carter

Our Minister to Students since 2007, is Frank Carter. Frank was a youth leader at his home church for 7 years, before accepting the call at First Baptist. After graduating High School at Flomaton, he earned his Associates Degree from Reid State Technical College. In 2009 he married his best friend, Mandi!! And 2 years…

Mandi Carter

Mandi Carter is our church-wedding party liaison. She assists the wedding party regarding church policies, etc., and is also available to be the wedding director. She is responsible for overseeing the wedding ceremony and reception. Mandi is a graduate from Auburn University and has served as the wedding liaison for our church since 2009.  Her…

Billy Farr

Billy Farr is our Minister of Music. He is general manager of Atmore Industries but is also called to music ministry. He deeply loves to worship God through music. His desire is to encourage others to sing to God, not just about God and to focus on the words and not just the music itself.…

Tina Francis

Tina Francis, our Weekday Education Director, is married to Scott and they have two daughters, Amber and Lindsey, and one grandson, Brenton. Tina says, “Teaching our children about Jesus is the best way we can prepare them for the world they live in.” That is why it is her passion and desire to see children learn…

Leo Hammons

Leo I. Hammons, III serves as Church Organist.   He has worked in retail management for the majority of his adult life. Leo is a native of East Brewton, Al. He is employed as the Retail Operations Manager for Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority. He has served as pianist or organist for several Baptist churches in…

Arnold Hendrix

Arnold Hendrix is our pastor. He was a commercial banker for over 22 years before accepting God’s call into the ministry. His passion is to proclaim God’s Word in such a way that it connects, and creates life-change with listeners. He is married to Marilyn, and they have one daughter, Meredith, who lives in League City,…

Mary Beth Lancaster

Mary Beth Brantley Lancaster lives in Atmore, Alabama. She is married to Steve, and they have three daughters: Page, Bailey, and and Mary Thompson. Mary Beth has been blessed to serve as a church pianist since the age of 11 and has served in several churches throughout the years. She is also a member of…

Angela Searcy

Angela “Angie” Searcy is our groundskeeper. Angela grew up in Atmore, and is a 1991 graduate of Escambia County High School. In her senior year of high school, she began her career as a caregiver for the elderly, which she continued through 2016. Three years prior to coming to First Baptist, she also cleaned homes.…

Jennifer Weaver

Since, November 2013, Jennifer has been our office administrator, receptionist and financial secretary. Jennifer is also responsible for maintenance on our web site. She is married to Dennis and they have two daughters, Summer and Chloe. Jennifer is currently pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of West Florida. She enjoys reading,…