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. He is also chairman of the board of directors for 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.
Rev. Matthew Roberts, Associate Pastor for Faith Formation
After graduating from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond in 2011, Matt was called to First Baptist Marion as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Children. In 2016, his position became Associate Pastor for Faith Formation and his areas of ministry shifted to Youth, Adult Education, and Saints Alive ministries. He served previously as Minister to Children at Main Street Baptist Church in Emporia, Virginia, and as Minister to Children and Youth at Colonial Place Christian Church in Richmond, Virginia. Matt currently serves on the Western North Carolina Baptist Fellowship Board and was part of the inaugural cohort of CBF Fellows. He was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is married to Emily. They have a daughter, Chloe.
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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Mrs. Susan W. Webber, Office Manager
Mr. Justin Johnson, Music Director
Ms Marjo Rankin, Church Communication Assistant
Mrs. Heather W. Anderson, Church Organist/Pianist
Mrs. Mary Lewis, Director of First Baptist Church Children’s Center