The mission of First Baptist Church is to help people know and show the presence of God. With the help of a wonderful staff, as well as a serving congregation, this vision is able to come to fruition. The staff is extremely helpful and welcoming to all individuals who walk through the doors at First Baptist Church. They also work hand in hand outside the church walls to help the Ironton Community and the greater mission field as a whole.
Eric Barnes
Senior Pastor
Eric has been blessed to be in ministry for 23 yrs. He has been with First Baptist Church for 20 yrs. (16 as Youth Pastor and 4 as Lead Pastor). He also has been blessed with a wonderful wife and nine (yes, nine) children. His passion is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to all people and help present the truth in a way all can understand and follow.
David Lambert
Assistant Pastor
David has been in ministry since 1999. He has a passion for Bible instruction and apologetics. He and his wife Rebecca founded the counseling ministry Mended Reeds.
Michael Kingery
Music Leader
Michael has grown up at First Baptist. He has a deep love for music, ministry, and helping the community as a whole. He has served as music leader since 2015.
Sandy Caudill
Sandy worked at Ashland, Inc. for 35+ years before coming to First Baptist Church to be the secretary. She believes God allowed her to be here and she has been blessed to serve the church and congregation since September 9, 2002.
Judene Love
Financial Secretary
Judene has been a member here since 1962. She gladly serves in several positions including church clerk, financial secretary, and the praise band.
Laura Kettel
Laura has been an active member of FBC for 29 years. She has also been the custodian for the past 20 years. She has used this opportunity to be more involved with all the children’s programs. She believes that we must guide and teach these children to become strong Christian leaders that know and show the presence and love of Jesus Christ because they are our future leaders.