Nathan Bate

Senior Pastor

Pastor Nathan was just recently called to First Baptist in October of 2017.

Since he was a young child, God has made it clear to him that he was to be in the “ministry.” As Pastor Nathan went through his teen years, he ran away from his calling. Thankfully, God is merciful! During his freshman year of college, God made it clear, once again, that he needed to pursue “the ministry.” Pastor Nathan majored in Bible with a minor in Ancient Languages with a concentration on Pastoral Ministry during his college years. Shortly after college he married his wife Katrina, and God has blessed them with five children! Nathan has served in church ministry as an Administrative Assistant, Assistant Pastor, and a Church Planting Pastor. He loves people, exercising, attempting woodworking, reading, and spending time with his family.

Church Leadership Board

Biblically God set aside pastors/overseers/elders with certain character qualifications as leaders of local churches. In addition, God set aside qualified men and women to serve and assist the pastors/overseers/elders. Our church elects deacons and trustees to serve on a leadership board to assist our pastors with leadership decisions.

Allen Whittaker

Deacon / Board Chairman

Jeff Campbell


Dan Barden


David McGowen


Gary Butler


Jesse Pearce

Trustee / Financial Secretary