Dr. Mike Sams
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As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God.
~Psalm 41:1 (NKJV)
Things you may or may not know about Bro. Mike...Family: Married to the lovely Angela, July 17. We have 3 boys--Tyler, Garrett, & RyanFavorite thing about working @ FBCM: Being able to serve God by serving His people.Life Inspirations: The Word of God & The witness of those who lived with bold faith & devotion to Jesus Christ.Interest & Hobies: Sports, readingLife Goal: For my life to make an eternal difference in the life of someone else.Little-known fact: I hate snakes!!!Right or Left Handed? LeftMusic: Contemporary Christian & Classic RockMovies: Courageous, Fireproof, SecretariatRestaurant: Olive GardenFavorite get-away: Destin, FLStarbucks: Cinnamon Dolce LatteJunk Food: McDonald's French FriesFavorite childhood memory: Time spent with my mother who went to be with the Lord in 1991.
Associate Pastor of Administration & Education
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
~Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)
Things you may or may not know about Bro. Larry...Family: Married to the lovely Carmen (August 16, 1974). Our kids-Matthew & Rosie Washburn, Nathan & Jennifer Washburn, Sarah & Jason Sullivan. Our grandkids - Easton, Crickett, Kara, Adlee, Emma and Owen.Favorite thing about working @ FBCM: I have the blessing of serving God in my home church.FBCM info: When my parents and I moved to Martin in the summer of 1964, we were visiting several churches until one Sunday morning on our way through town my parents asked, "Where should we go today?" I said, "I don't know about you, but I want out at First Baptist." I've been here ever since.Life influences: My parents because they were great Christian influences in my life.Life inspirations: Sitting and walking on the beach contemplating how great our God really is!Interest & Hobbies: Old cars...and remodeling housesLife goals: I want to lead my family in ways that please God.Right or Left Handed? RightMusic: Oldies & Contemporary ChristianFavorite Movie: "It's a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy StewartRestaurant: Cracker BarrelHow do you like your steak? Medium WellFavorite Book: "Point Man" by Steve FarrarFavorite get-away: FloridaFavorite Ice Cream Flavor: VanillaFavorite Milk Shake: StrawberryJunk Food: Twinkies and Dr. PepperBest Childhood Memory: Playing baseball in the neighborhood all day long in the summer and walking or riding my bike to the "little" store
Associate Pastor of Music and Worship
Associate Pastor of Youth
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It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
~Galatians 5:1 (NASB)
Things you may or may not know about Chuck... Family: Married to the lovely Brittni, Dec 15, 2007. We have four children: Chaz, Jedidiah, Jaden and ZoeLynnLife influence: Parents who lived a daily relationship with Jesus in front of me.Interest & Hobbies: hunting & fishing, sports with my kidsLife goal: To pass on my faith to my children and as many others as I canRight or Left Handed? RightMusic: A little bit of everything-classical, Big Band, Classic Rock, Pop, CountryMovies: The Princess Bride, LOTR, CourageousRestaurant: Steak & SeafoodHow do you like your steak? Medium RareFavorite book: LOTRFavorite get-away: Anywhere with Brittni!Ice Cream: ChocolateJunk Food: Gooey Brownies.
Associate Pastor of Children
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No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
~Romans 8:37 (NIV)
Things You May or May Not Know about Matt...Inspiration: Seeing children and adults alike grasping and living out the gospel in their daily livesInterest & Hobbies: Reading, SportsFavorite thing about working @ FIRST: Being part of a church that is driven by fulfilling the Great CommissionLife-goal: That God would use me in the lives of others so that they may come to know Him and He would be glorifiedLittle-known facts: I've lived through a tornado, blizzard, earthquake, and hurricaneMusic: FFH, Casting Crowns, John Waller, Matthew WestMovies: The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of NarniaFood/Restaurant(s): Check-Fil-A, Moe's, Pizza HutFavorite Books: Thr3e (Ted Dekker), Radical (David Platt), Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis) and many more...Ice Cream Flavor: Cookies & CreamVacation Spot: The mountainsJunk Food: M&M's, DoritosFavorite Childhood Memory: Going to Tennessee football games every Fall
Associate Pastor of College
Wilfredo Hernandez Portan
Pastor Misión Hispana (Primera Iglesia Bautista de Martin)
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
~John 10:10 (NKJV)
Things you may or may not know about Pastor Hernandez...Family: Married to the lovely Jovita (February 7, 2004 in California) My wife has two daughters: Pameal & Carolina; I have 4 children: Wilfredo, Eliseo, Daniel, and DorisFavorite thing about working @ FIRST: The ministry to the Hispanic community in the areas of Martin & Union CityLife influence: My mother. She taught me in the ways of God. Interest & hobies: I like to watch the three, major, U.S. sports: Football, Basketball, and Baseball. My favorite teams are the L.A. Lakers, Dallas Cowboys, and Los Angeles Dodgers. I also like to read the history and motives of World War I & II.Life-goals: That even after retirement, I would keep working in the ministry...until the Lord calls me home.Little-known fact: I was 5 years old in 1958 when Mr. Milton Eisenhower (Brother of then President Eisenhower) made a visit to Central America and Panama. My father was a member of a union group in San Salvador. He was asked to look for a boy who dared to say, "Beienvenido, Mr. Eisenhower." My father chose me to do it. After hearing others that morning say, "God Bless You, Mr. Eisenhower," I changed my "Bienvenido" ("Welcome") to "God Bless You..."Right or left handed? RightSong: "A Mighty Fortress is Our God"Food/Restaurant(s): Salvadorean "pupusas", The American Ribeye, and Mexican Beef TacosHow do you like your steak? Medium WellBooks: The Bible ... and any books about the "Revelotuion and independence" of U.S., France, Russia, and Latin AmericaFavorite Ice Cream flavor: Coconut-Pineapple hummm...!!!Favorite getaway: The great parks of California: Sequoia, Yosemite, and King CanyonFavorite Junk Food: Hot dogs and grilled hamburgers!!!
Administrative Assistant / Office of the Senior Pastor
Cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
~1 Peter 5:7 (NKJV)
Things you may or may not know about Carmen...Family: Married to Bro. Larry (August 16, 1974). Our children-Matthew & Rosie Washburn, Nathan & Jennifer Washburn, Sarah & Jason Sullivan. Our grandkids - Easton, Crickett, Kara, Adlee, Emma and Owen.Favorite thing about working @ FBCM: Being able to help meet the needs of people who come through our office.How long have you been attending FBCM? I started attending in 8th grade.Life influences: My mom & dad. They believed in me and encouraged me. They taught me about Jesus.Life inspirations: The Scriptures, Prayers being answered, and seeing God work in the lives of people. Interest & hobbies: Playing with my grandchildren, working in the yard, decorating, walkingLife-goals: I want to represent Jesus well in whatever I do. I want to continually point my children and grandchildren to Christ so they will follow in the ways of God.Music: Contemporary Christian, OldiesMovies: Finding Nemo, A Knight's Tale, Courageous, FireproofRestaurants: Jason's Deli, The Chop House, Panera BreadBooks: "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young, "One in a Million" by Priscilla ShirerFavorite get-away: Destin, FLMilk Shake: ChocolateFavorite childhood memory: Going to the lake with my family
Administrative Assistant / Music & Worship Ministries
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~Romans 8:38-39 (NKJV)
Things you may or may not know about Karen...Family: Married to Ken. We have one son, Jonathan.
Administrative Assistant / Youth & Education Ministries
Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
~Romans 12:2 (HCSB)
Things you may or may not know about Jeanne...Family: Married to Bobby (Anniversary Date: November 16), We have one daughter, HilaryInterest & Hobies: Reading & walkingRight of Left Handed? RightMovies: "To Kill a Mockingbird" & "Gone With the Wind"
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
~Romans 8:28 (NKJV)Family: 3 adult children, 2 granddaughters
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
~Hebrews 13:5 (NKJV)
Things you may or may not know about James...Family: Married to the lovely Beverly (February 14, 2003), Son-Jason, Step daughters-Kristy Hicks & Alicia WebbLife influence: My motherLife inspiration: The Love of GodInterest & Hobbies: Wood working, auto repair, hunting & fishingLife goal: To serve God in all that I doRight of Left Handed? RightMusic: Gospel & CountryMovies: SCI-FIRestaurant: Steak & SeafoodHow do you like your steak? Well doneFavorite book: The BibleFavorite get-away: FloridaIce Cream: StrawberryJunk Food: CookiesOther favorites: Going on mission trips