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Dr. Todd Evans
Senior Pastor (2021-Present)
Todd began his work as Pastor of FBC Abbeville, February 1, 2021. He is originally from Hamilton, AL. Todd is a graduate of Samford University (B.A. – 1987), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. – 1990), and the Beeson Divinity School of Samford University (D.Min. – 1997). He most recently pastored Parkview Baptist Church in Decatur, Alabama for 21 years. Prior to this he pastored at Corinth Heights Baptist Church in Haleyville, Alabama for 7 years. He is married to Meia, who is from Haleyville, Alabama and holds a B.S. degree in early childhood education from the University of North Alabama. They have been married 26 years and have 5 children; Sam, Ellie, Hugh, Betsy, & Henry
Ministry Assistant (2010-Present)
Anita came to First Baptist Church in 2010 to serve as ministry assistant. She is an Abbeville native, but moved here from Maine with her husband, Mark.
Bro. Mike Whitt
Senior Pastor (2005-2013)
Bro. Mike came to FBC in 2005. Originally a native of Decatur, AL. Mike graduated from Auburn with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and later received Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Mike and his wife, Melissa, were married in 1995 and have four children.
On July 9, 2013, Bro. Mike suddenly passed away after having a heart attack during a church league softball game. This unexpected event sent shockwaves through many people in our community, around our state, throughout the nation, and across the world — God, however, was not surprised. Instead, in our grief and sadness, we have experienced that the storm clouds had a silver lining of providence. God’s nearness, clarity, and fullness of purpose have been experienced by all those who have drawn near to Him through Mike’s entrance in glory.