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matt@fbctupelo.org

Matt Powell

Senior Pastor

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Pastor Matt serves as Senior Pastor at FBC Tupelo. He started his ministry at FBC in May of 2016. Hs has more than a decade in ministry experience serving churches in Mississippi and Tennessee. Pastor Matt holds a degree from Mississippi College and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Andrea have three daughters and one son. 

 
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Lee Allred - Associate Pastor of Serving and Support Ministries lallred@fbctupelo.org Lee Allred joined the FBC staff in January 2009 as the Associate Pastor of Serving and Support Ministries. He is a Delta State Graduate with a B.S. in Education and a New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Graduate with a Masters of Arts in Christian Education. He and his wife, Christine, have three children. 

Lee Allred - Associate Pastor of Serving and Support Ministries

lallred@fbctupelo.org

Lee Allred joined the FBC staff in January 2009 as the Associate Pastor of Serving and Support Ministries. He is a Delta State Graduate with a B.S. in Education and a New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Graduate with a Masters of Arts in Christian Education. He and his wife, Christine, have three children. 

Shandy Dill - Minister to Students sdill@fbctupelo.org Shandy Dill joined the FBC of Tupelo ministerial staff in 2013. He has served in Student Ministry for the last eleven years. He graduated from Blue Mountain College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and is currently working on a Master of Divinity in Leadership from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Lindsey, have two daughters. Charlie and Mabrie.

Shandy Dill - Minister to Students

sdill@fbctupelo.org

Shandy Dill joined the FBC of Tupelo ministerial staff in 2013. He has served in Student Ministry for the last eleven years. He graduated from Blue Mountain College in 2009 with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Education and is currently
working on a Master of Divinity in Leadership from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Lindsey, have two daughters. Charlie and Mabrie.

Carrie DeVenny - Director of Children's Ministry cdevenny@fbctupelo.org Carrie DeVenny is the Director of Children's Ministry at First Baptist Church of Tupelo. She joined the staff in May 2014. Carrie has a Bachelor's degree in Education from Samford University in Birmingham, AL. She is currently working toward the Masters of Art in Christian Education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Carrie has deep love for Children's Ministry with more than 20 years experience.

Carrie DeVenny - Director of Children's Ministry

cdevenny@fbctupelo.org

Carrie DeVenny is the Director of Children's Ministry at First Baptist Church of Tupelo.
She joined the staff in May 2014. Carrie has a Bachelor's degree in Education from
Samford University in Birmingham, AL. She is currently working toward the Masters of Art in Christian Education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Carrie has deep love for Children's Ministry with more than 20 years experience.

 
Betsy O'Neal - Director of Preschool Ministries boneal@fbctupelo.org Betsy O’Neal is the Director of Preschool Ministries. She joined the FBC Staff in June 2017. Betsy has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Bible from Blue Mountain College. Betsy and her husband James have two sons.    

Betsy O'Neal - Director of Preschool Ministries

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Betsy O’Neal is the Director of Preschool Ministries. She joined the FBC Staff in June 2017. Betsy has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Bible from Blue Mountain College. Betsy and her husband James have two sons.

 

 

Randy Wood - Associate Pastor of Connecting and Worship rwood@fbctupelo.org Randy Wood has been the Worship Leader at First Baptist Church of Tupelo since February 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Music/ Vocal Music Education from Mississippi State University. Randy has been in the music ministry for 43 years. He and his wife, Marilyn, have two daughters and five grandchildren.

Randy Wood - Associate Pastor of Connecting and Worship

rwood@fbctupelo.org

Randy Wood has been the Worship Leader at First Baptist
Church of Tupelo since February 2005. He holds a Bachelor of
Music/ Vocal Music Education from Mississippi State University. Randy has been in the music ministry for 43 years. He and his wife, Marilyn, have two daughters and five grandchildren.

Ricky Young - Pastor of Growing Ministries ryoung@fbctupelo.org Ricky came to FBC in July of 2003 as Youth Pastor. In 2010 he moved into his present place of service. He has more than 30 years of ministry experience. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College and an Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He, and his wife Lori, have two college age daughters.

Ricky Young - Pastor of Growing Ministries

ryoung@fbctupelo.org

Ricky came to FBC in July of 2003 as Youth Pastor. In 2010 he moved into his present place of service. He has more than 30 years of ministry experience. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College and an Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He, and his wife Lori, have two college age daughters.

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David Hall - Director of Finance & Human Resources 

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Christine Allred - Director of Day School

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Luke West - Casual Worship Leader lukehwest@gmail.com  

Luke West - Casual Worship Leader

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James "Gandalf" Savage - Director of Media and Technology

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Regina Harrell - Pastor's Ministry Assistant

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Twila McDaniel - Ministries Assistant

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Kim Smith - Growing Ministries Assistant

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Frances Blackwell - Pianist Blackwell-francesblackwell49 @yahoo.com

Frances Blackwell - Pianist

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Sandy Coutoumanos - Organist  

Sandy Coutoumanos - Organist

 

Strattie Duvall - Housekeeping

Strattie Duvall - Housekeeping

Billy Nichols - Maintenance Associate bnichols@fbctupelo.org

Billy Nichols - Maintenance Associate

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Leta Jones - Housekeeping Jones-letamariejones @gmail.com

Leta Jones - Housekeeping

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Kerry Barnes - Maintenance Associate kbarnes@fbctupelo.org

Kerry Barnes - Maintenance Associate

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Evelyn Adams - Food Service 

Evelyn Adams - Food Service 

Debbie Holley - Food Service Coordinator holleydebbie8 @gmail.com

Debbie Holley - Food Service Coordinator

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