A New Beginning

This season of autumn has been filled with excitement and anticipation at First Baptist – almost like a new season of Advent – a season of hopeful waiting. With the selection of David Hughes as the 33rd pastor of this soon-to-be 175-year-old fellowship, FBC has embarked on the next phase of the journey, a new beginning. As the church enters a time of Advent celebration, we do so with great hope and joy, filled with the peace that God has been with us and will always be with us every step of the way. The future looks bright for First Baptist of Carrollton, Georgia.

Forty years ago this December, Glenn walked across the platform in the chapel of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, received his diploma, and stepped in faith into a future of full-time music ministry. It was an exciting new beginning for us and our young family. Four decades have taken us to a variety of ministry settings including to FBC Carrollton 11 years ago. This church welcomed us and supported us in so many ways including adding Susan to the ministerial staff in 2014. What a joy it has been to serve together with all of you in this place! 

The time has come for us to enter another new beginning. After months of prayer and serious contemplation, Glenn will be retiring from full-time local church ministry at the end of December. Susan will be completing her ministry here as well. We are excited to enter this new phase of life’s journey and we will be looking into other areas of part-time service to use our gifts and training in new ways. 

In the coming weeks we look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas with our church family here. We ask for your prayers as we make this significant transition. You will always remain in our hearts and prayers!

Glenn and Susan Eernisse

GIVING UPDATE from 11/21/21

Special Gifts given in memory of:

Mr. Ronnie Edwards by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gill

and Mrs. Amberly Gordon by Mr. and Mrs. Coby Smith.


Our Open Hands Ministry has seen an increase of families being served recently and are requesting FBC members drop off plastic grocery bags, preferably doubled, to Open Hands to bag the groceries they distribute.

CAM3 Kids will sing during this service. They should wear white tops and black pants.

Dear First Baptist,
Thank you so much for feeding our team this week! Your kindness and generosity are very much appreciated!
God bless and go Trojans!
Joey King


Office Closed for Thanksgiving

November 25-26

Hanging of the Green Service

Sunday, November 28 at 11am

CAM3 Kids will sing during this service. They should wear white tops and black pants.

CAM3 Birthday Party for Jesus

Wednesday, December 1 at 5:30pm

Ornament Workshop

Friday, December 3 at 10am-1pm

with June Shellnut. $10 each, limited to 14 participants.

Register here.





7:15a – Youth Breakfast


5:30p – CAM3

6p – Prayer Meeting

6p – Handbells Rehearsal

7p – Youth Worship

7p – Choir Rehearsal


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.