Rev. Dr. M. Scott Hagaman, Senior Pastor

Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Wake Forest University, 1992

Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1996
Doctor of Ministry, The School of Divinity, Gardner-Webb University, 2005

Scott has been our pastor since 2003. He is also active in Cooperative Baptist life, having served on the CBF Coordinating Council and is currently serving on the Partnership Committee of CBFNC. Scott also serves as adjunct faculty at Gardner-Webb University’s School of Divinity in the Doctor of Ministry program. Locally, Scott has been a key leader in many vital community efforts, including helping birth CareNet Counseling of Marion. Scott previously served as Associate Minister at First Baptist Church of Whiteville, NC and Minister of Youth and Family at First Baptist Church of Statesville, NC. Scott is a native of Boone, NC and is married to Hanna. They have two adult children, Laurel and Ben.

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Rev. Jennifer Jennings, Associate Pastor to Children and Families

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, with departmental honors, and Bible and Religion from Erskine College, 2016

Master of Arts in English Literature from Gardner-Webb University, 2021

Master of Divinity from The School of Divinity, Gardner-Webb University, 2021

Jennifer is a native of Tennessee; she was born in Knoxville and raised in a small town north of Nashville. Jennifer and her parents moved to the upstate South Carolina in 2008 where she attended high school and college. In 2017, she moved to North Carolina to start seminary. In the fall of 2021, she was ordained at her home church First Baptist Church Greenwood, South Carolina. She has been active in the leadership of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina by serving on the Coordinating Council. Jennifer realized her calling to ministry while serving as Summer Camp Director at Delta Hands for Hope in Shaw, MS, a CBF rural poverty initiative. She has also served as a preschool teacher at FBC Greenwood’s preschool, Cheerful Cherubs, and as a ministry intern at Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC; First Baptist Church Shelby, NC; and First Baptist Church Laurens, SC with their children and youth. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, journaling, a good cup of coffee, and watching Netflix.

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Mr. David John, Interim Youth Minister

David was born and raised in Jaipur, India. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Gardner-Webb University Divinity School in December 2023. 

Ms Marjo Rankin, Church Communication Assistant

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Mrs. Heather W. Anderson, Church Organist/Pianist 

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Ms Monica Hayes, Director of First Baptist Church Children’s Center


Mr. James Edwards, Maintenance Manager

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