Chris ChambersChris Chambers
Minister of Missions & Pastoral Care

Chris was born in Collierville, TN, living all over the Midwest before joining the First Baptist staff in 1999. Chris met his wife Michelle in Kansas City, MO, and the two later moved to Shawnee, OK to attend Oklahoma Baptist University where he majored in Church Music. He attended Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary before moving to Trussville. Marrying in 1985, Chris and Michelle have three adult children, two daughters and a son. They welcomed their first grandchild in 2023. Chris enjoys traveling and watching football in the Fall.

James LongJames Long
Minister of Homebound Care

James came back on staff at First Baptist in August 2023. He previously served here for almost 20 years as Minister of Education. He grew up in Sylacauga where he graduated from B. B. Comer High School. James is also a graduate of Auburn University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. James and his wife Shirley have two children: Amy (Jeff), and Alan (Dina), who are also members of First Baptist. They enjoy spending time with their nine grandchildren, working in their yard, fly-fishing, and experiencing the beach whenever possible.

Jamie ChappellJamie Chappell
Missions & Pastoral Care Assistant

Jamie joined our team in 2013 and serves as the Ministry Assistant for Missions and Pastoral Care. She is a graduate of Hewitt Trussville High School where she met her husband, Mark. They will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in June 2024. They have three adult married children and welcomed their first grandchild in 2023. When she isn't busy with work, she enjoys estate sale shopping and stocking her antique booth. She also loves to do any kind of arts and crafts.

Lake KingLake King
Missions & Pastoral Care Assistant

Lake graduated from HTHS in 2009. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they have been together for 18 years and married for 11 years. Lake had the privilege of staying home with her precious kiddos for the last 10 years. She has 2 children, Dalton and Olivia-Willow. In her spare time, she loves watching Dalton race mountain bikes across the country, going camping, traveling, drinking coffee, and shopping.

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Upcoming Events

Men On Mission Trip

Men On Mission Trip

This year, we will be rebuilding a sanctuary that was destroyed by fire (4000 sq. ft.) at Camp Creek Baptist Church and we will be staying...
Mississippi Delta Mission Trip

Mississippi Delta Mission Trip

We will be putting on two Vacation Bible Schools at two different locations, in the mornings and evenings. The cost for the trip is $250....