Chris was called into ministry while teaching high school and coaching baseball in the public school system in Oklahoma. At that time, he attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and earned a Masters of Divinity with a specialization in Pastoral Ministry. He has served in full time ministry in Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia. He wants most to see lives changed by Christ and to walk alongside believers as God grows them into more fully devoted followers of Him. Chris and his wife are blessed with two beautiful daughters and two wonderful sons. He started at EFBC in Oct. of 2018 and is very excited about all that God has planned for our church and community.
Worship Pastor and Pastor of Senior Adults
Ken has served at Epworth FBC since 2018. He previously served churches in Georgia, Alabama and Texas. He holds graduate degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Debbie and they have two wonderful daughters: Katheryn and Jessica
Youth Pastor & Outreach
Austin and his wife, Tressie, joined the EFBC family in October of 2022. Austin has a bachelor's degree in Ministry Studies from The Baptist College of Florida and is working towards a Masters Degree in Theology from Truett McConnell University. He has ministry experience serving as an intern under his former senior pastor, as well as his youth pastor, and began a college and career ministry. Austin and Tressie have 3 beagles and are excited to be serving at EFBC.
Julia is a Fannin County Native, and has spent her entire life living in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. She has been a teacher for 10 years, and holds a master's degree in education. She has taught 3rd and 4th grade in general education and special education. She has served as the Children's Director at Epworth First Baptist Church since January of 2022. She is married to Justin and has an amazing daughter named Caroline. She loves helping kids learn about Jesus and helping them grow in their understanding and faith in Him.
Jennifer graduated from Fannin County High School and worked as a dental assistant and secretary for 15 years. Jennifer is a native of Fannin county and has lived here her entire life. She and husband, David, have one son Jefferson. They are both members of Damascus Baptist Church where they have served as teachers in numerous capacities.