Meet Our Staff

 
Matt Hawkins
Senior Paster
matt@fbcripley.org
 
Matt began serving FBC as lead pastor in April of 2014. He loves the local church and has a heart for seeing people passionately follow Jesus and make disciples. Matt also enjoys sports, coaching, and spending time with his wife, Monica, and four sons, Matthew, Caleb, Joshua, and Jacob.
Mark Harrison
Church Custodian
 

Mark has been serving at First Baptist Church for over 25 years.  Mark is married to Lucy and has three daughters and three grandchildren.

Marion Meibaum
Jammin’ for Jesus Director
 
Marion has been attending First Baptist Church over 75 years and has been playing joyful music to the Lord for 50 years.  She has served as the Director of the Jammin’ for Jesus choir since 2012
Michele
Church Secretary
 
Michele (second from right) and her husband Ed have been married for 31 years. They are blessed with a son (Drew), his wife Jen and two granddaughters, Presley (3 yrs old) and Parker (1 year old). Their daughter, Bailee, attends the University of Memphis where she is a senior. Michele has served as secretary to the church for 11 years.