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Dr. Matt Cook

Senior Pastor

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I have been the Senior Pastor at FBC Wilmington since 2012. Prior to that I was the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Rosebud, Texas, and Second Baptist Church Little Rock, Arkansas. My wife, Allyson, and I were married in 1998. We have two children, Nathaniel and Caroline.

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Dr. Jim Everette

Associate Pastor Connection & Care

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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 1993. Our two grown children, Jonathan and Megan are married and we were recently blessed with our first granddaughter, Everette Elizabeth.

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Rev. Jayne Davis

Associate Pastor Discipleship

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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.

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Rev. John Daniels III

Minister of Administration

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I served at FBC Waynesville, NC for 21 years before coming to FBC Wilmington in 2015.  My wife, Melinda, and I were college sweethearts and have been married for almost thirty years. We have two adult children, Erin and John, IV (Jay)

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Rev. Don Vigus

Minister for Missions & College Ministry

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Beginning my career in ministry after graduating seminary in 1978, I have been on staff at FBC Wilmington for 40 years!  My wife Connie and I make a wonderful ministry team.  We have two grown sons, Warren and Skyler, and two beautiful daughters-in-law and three grandchildren.

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Jeannie Troutman

Minister of Engagement

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It has been my true joy to serve as a member of the staff of FBC Wilmington since 2001. I met my husband, Jeff in high school and we celebrated our 27th anniversary this year.  Our son, Cutter, is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina and is the great joy of our lives.

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Rev. Nathan Tuttle

Minister to Students

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I joined the FBC Wilmington staff in 2011.  I have been married to Tara since 2007.  We have three young children who continue to amaze us daily.

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Rev. Becca Jones

Minister to Children

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After serving at FBC Augusta, Georgia for nine years, I joined the FBC Wilmington staff in 2016. I am married to Andy, who is also a minister. We have three young daughters.

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Steven Thomason

Minister of Traditional Worship

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I joined the FBC Staff in 2015.  Prior to that I worked on several different church staffs while pursuing my degree. I am blessed with two wonderful parents and two brothers, including my twin.

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John Kimbrough

Minister of Modern Worship & Young Adults

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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.

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Dr. Bill Dunn

Minister to Senior Adults

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Through the years I have served as senior pastor or on the pastoral staff of four churches before we moved to Wilmington in 2013. My wife Holly and I have one daughter, Jessica, and one grandson, Taylor.

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Margaret Johnson

Director of Activities and Recreation

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I began volunteering at the Activities Center right after our family joined First Baptist Church. I volunteered for about eight years before accepting the offer to originally join the staff as Assistant to the Director, and later as the Director of Activities and Recreation. My husband, Chris and I have three adult children: girl/boy twins, Shelly and Shaun (married to Kayla and daughter Anna) and a daughter Laura and a little black dog named Scotty.

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Amanda Norris

FBC Christian Preschool Director

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Since 2006, I have served as the director of the First Baptist Christian Preschool. My husband Donnie and I grew up in First Baptist Church and where we raised our two children, Connor and Madison. We’ve recently celebrated the wedding of our daughter Madison, and welcomed a new son-in-law, Jonathan, into our family.

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Dave Ellegood

Director of Facilities

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Kelsey Creech

Assistant to Worship and Administration

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Kelly Stephens

Administrative Assistant to Sr. Pastor, Connection & Care, and Engagement

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Ginger Powers

Assistant for Discipleship and Missions

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Beth Cameron

Financial Secretary

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Ashton Gourlay

Coordinator of Creative Communications

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Jennifer Sugerik

Organist

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Alesia Session

Downtown-Custodian

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Michael Gunday

Activities Center Custodian

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