our leadership

  • Dr. Mike sams

    senior pastr

    Mike is married to Angela with 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Tyler and Elizabeth, Garrett, and Ryan. Mike earned his Masters of Theology and his Doctorate of Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He was called to be the pastor of First Baptist Martin in November, 2008. 



  • Associate Pastor of administration & Education

  • ron graves

    associate pastor of music & Worship

    Ron is married to Deana with 4 kids. He has a BA in religion from the School of Church Careers, Centenary College of Louisiana. He also has a MS in Management and Leadership, from Western Governors University, and a Certificate in Management from Harvard Business School.  He has served in worship ministry for 17 years and has led missions ministry. 


  • greg alderdice

    associate pastor of Youth

    Greg has a BA in Christian Education from Union University and an M.Div. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Erin, have 3 kids – Grey, Emersyn, and Miles. Greg was in high school when God gave him the desire to teach and preach the gospel, and with the help of people around him, he realized that it was God calling him to ministry. Since then, He has done his best to use those gifts for the honor and glory of God.


  • matt brewer

    associate pastor of children

    Matt got his BA in Biblical Studies from Union University and his M.Div. in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married with 2 kids, has been in the ministry for over 13 years, and has been at FBC Martin for 8 years. 


  • jeffrey mcewen

    associate pastor of college

  • administrative assistant (senior Pastor)

  • karen kirkland

    administrative assistant (music & worship)

  • jeanne king

    administrative assistant (education, youth, and children)

  • marsha higgs

    financial secretary

  • chad brewer

    technical director

  • James Bryant

    facilities manager

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  • jennifer mcdaniel

    cwlc director