As our time in Carrollton draws to a close, we want to express our deep gratitude to all our friends at First Baptist. The generous love offering, and many ways you have shown appreciation to us over the last few weeks has been humbling as well as greatly appreciated. We have recounted with many of you some great memories of the last 11 years. You welcomed us into this fellowship and have supported our work without cessation. We give thanks to and for: the church staff (past & present) – an incredible “dream team” in ministry; Tracy and Danny – AMAZING keyboard ministers; the Sanctuary Choir, Handbells, and Orchestra – super-talented musicians; the children of CAM3 – “Susan’s Kids”; and every single caring, sharing, serving member of FBC Carrollton – our family in Christ!

In our parting, we leave a piece of hearts here. May God continue to bless the ministries and people of FBC as you step forward into a promising new chapter that is filled with hope and possibility.

We pledge our continued prayers.

Glenn & Susan Eernisse

Our New address, effective 12/28/2021: 2733 Limestone Creek Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

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GIVING UPDATE from 12/19 and 12/26

Special Gifts Given in Memory of:

Susan Eernisse’s Mother (Florence Freeman) from Sandra Brown

Carolyn Fodor from Sandra Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Evans, Donnie Hamm, Bobbye Jean Warford, Mr. & Mrs. Buford Clements, Pam Greer, Mr. & Mrs. Theron Jennings, Delo O’Neill, Tuesday Morning Bible Study Ladies, Winky Knight, and Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Kirk.

Ronnie Edwards from Mr. & Mrs. Buford Clements

Nancy Schuchman from The Coby Smith Family

And in Honor of:

Herb and Mary Smith from the Coby Smith Family

Louise Smith from Becky Pike

Laura Mosely from Becky Pike



Office Closed

Friday, December 31

Personnel Committee Meeting

Tuesday, January 4

5:30pm · The Place (Conference Room)

Children’s Ministry Team Meeting

Wednesday, January 5

5:30pm · The Place (Upstairs)

Youth Development Team Meeting

Wednesday, January 5

5:30pm · The Place (Conference Room)

Missions Breakfast

Sunday, January 9

9:15am · Fellowship Hall

Mission Team Meeting

Sunday, January 9

12:00pm · Oasis

Deacons’ Meeting

Sunday, January 9

4:30pm · The Place (Upstairs)



11a – Worship



7:15a – Youth Breakfast


(Activities Resume Jan. 12)


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.