Meet Our Staff

Bob Richardson, Senior Pastor


Rusty Thomas, Associate Pastor

Pat Young, Children's Ministry

Steve Brown, Minister of Music

Martha Buchanan, Secretary

Jim Sansone, Custodian

Sanctuary Renovations



All glory to God as He continues to lead us through this pandemic here in Blue Ridge. Before this began, God’s people at First Baptist Church had purposed to improve our ministry by updating our sanctuary sound, lights and video capability.Because of the faithful giving of many, the complete renovation of our sanctuary continued through the time we were not able to meet together. As we have returned to worship we have been greeted with a beautiful new update. Many thanks to Larry Wiethop and his capable team for using this time wisely.  Enjoy this video as we remember how God has blessed us! To God be the glory!

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The Bible
Holy Spirit
Life After Death
Marriage and Family

Based on The Baptist Faith and Message of the Southern Baptist Convention