The Pilgrim’s Journey

Join The Journey To Resurrection Hope


Sunday, February 18th

Dr. David Hughes

Sermon Title: Packing Light

Scripture: Genesis 9:8-17

If you want the journey to be free of burdens, then we need to dump our baggage and pack light.


Sunday, February 25th 

Dr. David Hughes

Sermon Title: Powered By The Promise

Scripture: Romans 4:13-25

The best way to power you forward in your journey is to know the fulfillment of the promise that you are receiving during it.


Sunday, March 3rd 

Dr. David Hughes

Sermon Title: A Pilgrim’s Prayer

Scripture: Psalm 19

When we journey to the correct destinations in life, our hearts and minds are clear.  We don’t pray to God asking for what we need, but instead profess who He is.


Sunday, March 10th

Guest Preacher: Dr. Rodger Murchison

Sermon Title: The Song of the Mockingbird

Scripture: Psalm 137:1-6

The Song of the Pilgrim has many movements, just like the journey of life. For some their song is silence. For others their song is a dirge. Still others will sing a song of joy. We are pilgrims on a journey. May our Pilgrim’s Song be in harmony with God.


Sunday, March 17th

Dr. David Hughes

Sermon Title: Distress Call

Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9

During the journey we can become lost and discouraged.  When we turn on God and against ourselves, we risk losing it all. That’s why God gives us a way to have a distress call, and He always answers when His people cry out for help.


Sunday, March 24th 

Palm Sunday

Dr. David Hughes

Sermon Title: Ya’ll come on

Scripture: John 12:20-33 

The journey isn’t for those who have correct beliefs alone, but the journey is for everyone who is willing to live as Jesus explains.  Days from the cross, Jesus declares, “To die to yourself is to live for God both now and eternally”


Sunday, March 31st 

Easter Sunday

Dr. David Hughes

Sermon Title: Into The Great Unknown

Scripture: Mark 16:1-8

The empty tomb isn’t a landing strip but a launch pad.  The journey leads us to the place of resurrection hope not because it’s over, but so that it will begin anew as we go and follow Jesus into the great unknown.  

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.