Dr. James “Jimmy” Walls – Senior Pastor
Jimmy is married to Catherine, an art teacher at Pleasant Ridge Elementary in Charlestown. They have two children, Nathan and Ashley. Jimmy has been the pastor at FBC since January 1992. Jimmy was raised in Charlestown and graduated from CHS in 1975. He is a 1979 graduate of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX and a 1982 and 2001 graduate of the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY. He came to First Baptist from View Baptist Church in Abilene, TX where he was a pastor for nearly nine years.
Feel free to contact pastor Jimmy anytime
Aaron Gregory – Associate Pastor of Youth & Children
Aaron Gregory and his wife Tristin are from the West Texas area. They have been in Charlestown since the turn of the 2016 year, and feel blessed to be serving the FBC church family. Aaron has been a Christ follower since the beginning of his youth years. He came to know Jesus when he was in sixth grade after being challenged to respond to who Jesus is and what He has done for him. Since that time, Aaron has made every attempt to faithfully follow Jesus, seek the Lord’s will for his life, and spread the good news of Jesus to those around him. Aaron surrendered to gospel ministry when he was a senior in high school and has been serving in ministry ever since. His first ministry experience was as a summer youth intern, once in Levelland, TX and also once in McKinney, TX. He also had the privilege of serving as an interim youth pastor in Seminole, TX. Most recently Aaron served as a children’s ministry intern in Seminole. He and his wife have been married since 2015 and love serving students together. Tristin has also served as an interim youth director during their time in Texas. It is their prayer that students come and join in on anything and everything going on at FBC. Aaron, Tristin, and the whole First Baptist staff work to set up an environment where students will come to know Jesus personally, be apart of the church family (youth, children, and parent’s), and continually grow daily in their faith.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Aaron anytime.
Kaleb Bales – Associate Pastor of Worship and Music Ministries
Kaleb felt the call to serve Christ’s church after the Lord allowed him to pursue a career in Nashville working in the Contemporary Christian Music industry. He feels the doors that opened to him in that time were divine appointments to train him in practical music leadership. During his time in Nashville Kaleb met his wife Alisha, they have been married since July 2016. Meeting Alisha inspired Kaleb to be a husband and provider and spurred him to get his financial act together and abandon a career as a music producer. Upon returning to his home church in South Eastern Missouri, Kaleb realized that God had ordained the skills he had learned in Nashville to be used in service to the Church. Feeling the call to full-time ministry, Kaleb came to the Louisville area to attend Boyce College at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to further his education and has been on staff at FBC since August of 2015. Alisha works as a Graphic Designer. She and Kaleb both enjoy exploring Louisville, hiking, and playing with their dog Olive.
If you are interested in serving on FBC’s worship ministry as a vocalist, instrumentalist, or even as an Audio/Video Tech, Pastor Kaleb would love to speak with you.