January 9, 2017




Todd Parrish
Lead Pastor
Pastor Todd has been Lead Pastor of First Free Will Baptist Church since June of 2012. He holds a BS in Church Music/Christian Education (Welch College), a MA-Mental Health Counseling (Webster University), and will complete a MA-Theology & Ministry (Welch College) in late 2017. He and his wife, Merinda, have two daughters, Emily (Zach) Vickery and Ellen (Kevin) Stox. Both girls and their husbands are involved in full-time ministry in Free Will Baptist churches.

“Merinda and I are excited to be a part of such a loving and growing church family who constantly look for ways to reach our community and our world for Christ!” -Pastor Todd
Bruce Kimbrel
Associate Pastor - Music/Discipleship
Bro. Bruce joined the ministry team here at First Church in August of 2016. He has served in both the pastorate and worship ministries for more than 25 years. He is a 1990 graduate of Welch College where he earned a BS Degree in Church Music/Christian Education and Bible.
Bro. Bruce and his wife, Crystal, have two daughters, Kayla, a senior at Welch College, and Elizabeth, 9 years old and in the 4th grade.
Bruce enjoys playing golf, hunting and fishing and watching Georgia “Bulldawg” football!!

“What a joy it is to be a part of such a wonderful and exciting church family that love God and seek to do His will”!! – Bro. Bruce
Darren Walker
Associate Pastor - Youth/Children
Darren has ministered full-time to youth and children for over 15 years in both Arkansas and North Carolina. He has been serving at First Church since December of 2007. Darren received his BA in Physical Education and Bible from Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee in 1993.

He and Melinda have been married since 1993. They have two daughters, Abby and Sydney.

Darren loves Michigan football and an ice cold Pepsi. He also enjoys spending good quality time with Melinda and his girls.