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.
Caroline’s resume highlights a journey that shows years of preparation for her lifelong dream of being a minister of students. A native of upstate South Carolina, she is a proud undergraduate of Clemson University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management in 2020. Soon after, she began her pursuit of Master of Divinity at McAfee School of Theology and will graduate this spring at which time she will also be ordained in her home church in Anderson, South Carolina. Along the way, she has served in various roles in different youth ministries and presently serves as a Children’s Ministry Intern at Smoke Rise Baptist Church.
Caroline is engaged to Mr. Matthew Moore. The two of them met as students at Clemson University. Matthew recently passed the bar and currently works as an attorney in Lafayette, Georgia. The two of them will be married in June and look forward to making Carrollton their home!
Rev. Jennifer Jindrich
Associate Pastor of Children
Jennifer is a long-time resident of Carrollton, having moved here in 1996 to attend the University of West Georgia. She has been a part of the ministerial staff since 2003, and was the first woman ordained to ministry by this congregation in 2014. Her passion for guiding children in their faith and partnering with parents to help families grow closer to Christ is evident in all that she does. She also values spending quality time with her family. She is married to her high school sweetheart Chuck, who is the band director at Bremen High School. They have two grown children, Ethan and Jenna, and will welcome Kaitlynn into the family as their daughter-in-law in 2025. In her spare time, Jennifer loves long walks with her dog Blue and reading a good book.
Originally from North Carolina, Rev. Tyler Ingram began his ministry at FBC Carrollton in August of 2022. Tyler received a Bachelor of Music Education from University of North Carolina Greensboro (2016), and a Master of Divinity from Campbell University Divinity School (2020). Prior to arriving in Carrollton, he served as the Assistant Minister of Music at Hayes Barton Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. Tyler is passionate about creating worshipful experiences that are engaging and impactful, as well as intergenerational music ministry that expands throughout all generations.
Tyler married his high school sweetheart Ashley in 2016 who works in the health insurance industry. Their son Brooks was born in 2021 who continues to bring light and joy into their lives. They also have a golden retriever Marshall who is filled with a lot of energy and love. In his free time, Tyler enjoys spending time with his family, attending local sporting events, and playing local disc golf courses.
Rev. Bill Avery has served as Facilities Maintenance Supervisor since January 2019. Drawing on
his years of experience in technical sales and from being in the home improvement business, Bill
works hard at making sure that everything at FBCC goes smoothly. He considers his work and
service at FBCC to be a tangible part of the overall ministry of the church. As such, he does
everything in his power to help FBCC proclaim Jesus. Bill holds a seminary Master’s degree
from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and has held multiple positions in ministry. Bill loves
to talk about Jesus and his life’s verse is “He who wins souls is wise” (Prov. 11:30). Bill has
been married to his wife, Susan, for 38 years. Susan is a Christian writer and routinely writes
Sunday School curriculum. Bill and Susan have three children and five grandchildren. Hobbies
include fishing and golf and spending as much time with family as possible.
Kim is a native of Carrollton where she has resided most of her life. After graduating from
Auburn University, she began her career in marketing and administration in Columbia, SC and
later in Atlanta, GA. In the early nineties Kim was able to return to her home town where she
worked as the CFO/Administrator for Southern Therapy Services for 27 years. In addition to her
work at FBC, Kim provides financial management & administration to HARC, Inc. which is a non-
profit organization that provides housing for adults with physical & intellectual disabilities. Kim
has two children, Adam & Sarah. Sarah resides in Carrollton with her husband, Colby Houser,
and their son, Tripp. Adam resides in Birmingham, AL. Outside of work, Kim enjoys exercise,
beach trips and babysitting her grandson.
Hi! I’m Marybeth, the Administrative Specialist here at FBC. Originally from Marietta, I have called Carrollton home for over a decade. When I’m not greeting visitors or answering the phone, I enjoy crochet, reading and creating recipes from whatever is growing in my garden.
Melissa is the Communications Director here at FBC. She came to Carrollton in 1995 to attend UWG. She graduated from UWG in 1999 with a BFA in Advertising Design. She has a boyfriend, Daniel and 2 children, Zoë + Gavin. Melissa lives in Carrollton with her kids and their little dog Daisy, cat Felix, and kitten Ellie. Melissa has over 20 years experience in marketing + communications as well as web + graphic design. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, hanging out with her kids and boyfriend, playing video games , reading and writing.