Dr. Charlie Wallace
Charlie was born and raised in Columbia, SC. He graduated from the University of South Carolina, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity, and received his Doctorate in Ministry from North Greenville University. He is married to Emily Wallace from Spartanburg. She also graduated from USC and Southeastern Seminary with a Masters degree in Women’s Studies. They have three children: Jackson, Abigail and Annabeth.
Charlie has served churches in North Carolina and South Carolina (Columbia & Sumter).
Rev. Colby Huftalen
Colby grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and a Masters of Divinity with Advanced Standing from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Colby met his lovely wife Lauren while serving one summer for the North American Mission Board, and were married in her hometown of Richmond, VA, July 2013. Lauren is now a 5th grade teacher at H.E. Bonner Elementary. They currently reside in Pinopolis.
Rev. Stephen Parris
Pastor of Discipleship and Contemporary Worship
Stephen grew up in the Atlanta, Georgia area. He began leading worship while completing his Architecture degree at Georgia Tech. As a college junior, he stepped into ministry and later served at North Point Community Church and West Ridge Church before moving to Charleston. Formerly a Kindergarten teacher, Stephen’s wife Annette is a homemaker and creative writer. They live in Pinopolis with their three kids–McKenna, Caia, and Jackson.
Rev. Doug Ray
Pastor of Administration and Traditional Worship
Doug was born in Alabama, raised in central Florida, and has lived most of his life in the Charleston area. Doug and his wife Dianne attended Palm Beach Atlantic College in West Palm Beach, FL. They have served churches in West Palm Beach, FL, Columbus, GA and Charleston, SC. Before coming on staff at FBC, they served for 28 years at Cooper River Baptist in North Charleston.
Dianne is a kindergarten teacher at St. John's Christian Academy. Together, they have two children: Jeff who lives in Charleston and Jenny, in Greenville.
Directors & Support Staff
Emily serves our church family by directing our FirstKids ministry, which includes all children from birth up through 5th grade. She received her Masters degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and also happens to be the wife of our Senior Pastor, Charlie.
Emily and Charlie are parents to three children: Jackson, Abigail, and Annabeth.
Terri grew up at First Baptist, but spent the last several years serving churches in North Carolina. Now back at her home church, she serves our church family by directing our choirs and our Traditional Worship Service at 8:30 on Sundays.
Terri and her husband, Dale, have two daughters.