Launching Young Adult Ministry

February 9, 2022 Dear Church Family, In recent weeks, I have made young adult ministry a focal point of sermons and church communications.  I have a strong passion for this important age demographic and believe First Baptist Church has a vital role to play in ministering to them as they seek to follow Jesus!  Historically, […]

House or Home?

January 26, 2022 What makes a house a home?  That’s a question I’ve been pondering recently.  I’ve lived in lots of different houses.  By my recollection, I’ve lived in eight and soon to be nine houses when we finalize our Carrollton house in February.  That’s a lot of houses, but not all of them have been […]

Sneak Peek Into Sunday’s Worship and A Pastor’s Challenge

January 19, 2022 Beloved Church: I wanted to take time to give you a sneak peek into this Sunday’s worship service.  Our series “New Beginnings” has been wonderful thus far!  Our church continues its journey in embracing this new chapter and all that God has planned! If you’ve missed any sermons, please take time to […]

The Hope in this New Beginning

January 12, 2022 Dear Church: What a powerful Sunday we experienced in our New Beginning!  I want to thank each of you for the preparation of your hearts for worship as well as your participation during the service.  I haven’t had that much fun in church in quite a while!  When I think about the […]

Dr. David Hughes

Senior Pastor

Dr. David Hughes accepted the call to the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Carrollton in January 2022. David’s formation is in thanks to many fine schools, employers, churches, and his family. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at Furman University (2005), a Master of Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary (2018) and a Doctor of Ministry at McAfee School of Theology in Church Leadership and Administration (2023). Before accepting the call to ministry in 2011, David worked for six years for non-profits in Greenville, South Carolina and Patagonia, Chile. Previously, he served as the minister to students at First Baptist Church of Augusta (2018 – 2021) and Easley First Baptist Church (2011 – 2018). Married to Rebecca in 2006, David’s amazing wife is a constant source of love, encouragement, and partnership in the ministry. The two of them welcomed their daughter Maggie in 2012 and now watch with amazement as their precious daughter continues to grow and develop. David believes firmly that The Church is a place of invitation for all where lives can be transformed by The Gospel of Jesus Christ. His passion is to create vision and lead God’s people to express the love of Christ in the world.