Happiness Group

The Happiness Group is an active ministry for retirees and senior adults as demonstrated by their travels, gatherings and a host of interesting explorations which fire their interest and faithful participation. 

Pastoral Care

The Senior Adult Pastoral Care Ministry is focused on the very senior members of our church family and has resulted in the development of regularly scheduled in-person visits and phone calls to their residences or places of temporary occupancy, i.e., hospitalization, physical rehabilitation, etc. We also seek to coordinate the engagement of all who would be partners in the Pastoral Care ministries which includes:

  1. Hospital Ministry
  2. Nursing Home/Assisted Living Ministry
  3. Shut-In Ministry
  4. Bereavement Ministry Follow-Up

Our partners include full-time Ministerial Staff, part-time Ministerial Staff, Deacons (particularly, Deacon-of-the-Week), and Laity. 

We have begun an annual outdoor picnic for our most senior friends with great support from the church and co-sponsorship by the Generations Sunday School Class.

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.