Dr. Matt Cook
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.
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 were recently blessed with our first granddaughter, Everette Elizabeth.
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.
Rev. John Daniels III
Minister of AdministrationEmail
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)
Rev. Don Vigus
Minister for Missions & College MinistryEmail
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.
Minister of EngagementEmail
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.
Minister of Modern Worship & Young AdultsEmail
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.
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.
Director of Activities Center and RecreationEmail
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.
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.