David began his ministry at FBCW on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Prior to coming to us, David served nearly 30 years as a pastor in various church settings. Additionally, he is the founder of Operation Inasmuch. David received his MDiv and DMin from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his BA from Belmont University.
David and his wife Brenda reside in Knoxville, Tennessee. We welcome Dr. David Crocker to our church family!
Jane has served as Minister of Music at First Baptist since 1999. She is also Voice Instructor at Warren-Wilson College and a faculty member at her alma mater, Mars Hill University. She earned her master's at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Jane performs regularly throughout the community. She says, "It is the joy of my heart to be singing, teaching, and directing others in using their God-given talents." Jane and her husband Jim have two daughters: Claire and her husband Caleb live in California, Sarah and her husband Joshua are in Weaverville.
Aileen has served as Minister with Youth and Children at First Baptist Church since 2013. She is a December 2010 graduate of Gardner-Webb University's M. Christopher White Divinity School and was ordained that same month by First Baptist Church of Asheville, NC. She began work on her Doctorate of Ministry, also at Gardner-Webb in August 2017. Aileen has been married to Jay since 1987 and they have three children, daughters Trellace and Margaret and son Baker. Aileen blogs regularly at aileengoeson.com.
Joy has served First Baptist since 1994. She feels grateful to be a part of at FBC. In addition to all she does at FBC, Joy is also a preacher's wife. Her husband, Danny, is pastor of East Black Mountain Free Will Baptist. Joy enjoys music, reading, and her family. She and Danny, have two daughters, Jessica and Emily; by the end of 2017, they will have two sons and law as well.
Cindy has been accompanying hymns and choir specials at First Baptist since 2014. A recently retired high school chorus teacher, Cindy enjoys participating in many different aspects of music ministry here at FBC. She and her husband Gordon have one son Luke. Luke and his wife Laura have two children and according to Cindy and Gordon they are the most adorable children ever born!
Rebecca came to First Baptist as interim organist in 2015 before signing on for the permanent position in August 2016. Rebecca and her husband Carl are owned by two cats who allowed them to move to Western North Carolina from California in 2015.
Sandra has been with First Baptist since September 2010. In addition to keeping the church spotless (a feat by itself), she helps out with the ministry of the senior meal site that meets in the church fellowship hall on Monday-Friday. Sandra's hobbies include crafts, gardening, and baking for her family, friends, and neighbors. She is married to Alan, the love of her life, and has one son, Jeffrey.