Rev. Barrett Owen
Before joining FBC in 2022, Barrett was the much loved Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Waynesboro, VA. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership from Belmont University in Nashville, TN, a Master of Divinity in Congregational Ministry from the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta, GA, and a Master of Theology in Homiletics from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Decatur, GA.
Dr. Jim Everette
Associate Pastor Connection & CareEmail
I have been a member of FBC Wilmington’s staff since 1990. I served as the Associate Pastor of First Baptist Drexel, NC prior to coming to joining the FBC-Wilmington team. Lisa and I were married in 1983. Our two grown children, Jonathan and Megan are married and we are blessed with a granddaughter, Everette Elizabeth Barbour and two grandsons, Brooks Phillip Everette and James Douglas Barbour III.
Rev. Jayne Davis
Associate Pastor DiscipleshipEmail
Before joining the FBC staff in 2001, I was the Executive Director for the New Hanover County Partnership for Children (Smart Start), Good Shepherd House Administrative Director and Coalition for the Homeless (NYC) Assistant Director. I am married to Wes Davis. We have four children, Kayla, Christian, Meredith, and Annie.
Minister of Traditional WorshipEmail
God has blessed me in many ways throughout my life – especially since 2015 when I joined the ministerial team at First Baptist! I completed my Masters of Church Music from Campbell Divinity School in 2020.
Minister of Modern WorshipEmail
I served as a Worship Leader at The Church at Sterchi Hills, and as the Development Officer & Grant Writer at Carson Newman College. I joined the FBC Wilmington team in 2017. My grandparents were music missionaries in Brazil and my mom’s father was a church minister his whole life. My wife Muriel and I met in college. We recently adopted a dog named Perdy.
Interim Director of Collegiate and Young Adult MinistryEmail
After graduating from Campbell University Divinity School, I officially joined the FBC Wilmington staff in the fall of 2021. While in seminary, I served in the Student Ministry at FBC. I grew up in Wilmington and FBC Wilmington has played a major role in my life and the development of my faith.
Dr. Jim Baldwin
Minister to Senior AdultsEmail
Before coming to First Baptist as the Minister to Senior Adults, I served as the pastor of three churches across North Carolina over the last 36 years. My wife, ENan and I returned to Wilmington, my home town, several years ago to continue our ministry. We share a deep passion and heart for missions and love serving others. We enjoy walking on the beach, visiting with grandchildren, traveling to new places, and hosting friends on our back porch.
FBC Christian Preschool DirectorEmail
Since 2006, I have served as the director of the First Baptist Christian Preschool. I grew up in First Baptist Church and have loved raising my two children, Connor and Madison in my childhood church. Recently we celebrated the wedding of our daughter Madison, and welcomed a new son, Jonathan, into our family.
Interim Director of Missional EngagementEmail
After three years living in Southeast Asia and eight years in California, I returned to Wilmington, my hometown, in 2018 and joined the FBC staff in the summer of 2021. My husband, Chris, and I enjoy travel, books, and good coffee.
Before joining the FBC Staff in 2021, I was an administrative assistant at UNCW. I met my husband Trevor in college through our mutual love for theatre and arts, and we were married in October of 2020. We are avid readers and love spending quiet weekends at home with our cat Mr. Socks. If we aren’t reading, you can find us in the theatre (on stage, backstage, or just enjoying the show) or playing board games with friends.
Administrative Assistant Sr. Pastor and Connection & CareEmail
Before joining the FBC staff in 2022, I was an elementary educator, both here in Wilmington and in Chapel Hill. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Kyle, and we have two children who keep us on our toes! I was born and raised in Wilmington and grew up here at FBC. I am absolutely thrilled to be working at a place that is so special to me.
I am an accomplished Office Manager, skilled in a host of daily accounting functions, including payroll and QuickBooks. I attended Quinnipiac University for Accounting, and have a diverse background in non-profits, business operations, program management, training, and marketing. Most recently, I worked at Cape Fear Community College, in the Registrar’s office.