Ministers & Staff

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Rev. Bryan Blackwell Senior Pastor

Rev. Bryan Blackwell is a North Carolina native and comes to First Baptist from Wilmington, NC.  Pastor Blackwell has earned degrees from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, Campbell University, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has served churches throughout NC beginning at 21 years of age. He is blessed with a supportive wife, Jane, and 5 beautiful children.  During free time Bryan enjoys hunting, fishing, and smoking meat.  Pastor Blackwell joined the First Baptist family in June of 2023.

Brian Farmer Assoc. Pastor/Minister of Students

Brian Farmer is our Associate Pastor and Minister to Students. Brian enjoys working with students and does so not only at FBC Salisbury, but also as a campus pastor for YCI clubs in local schools, by serving on statewide teams, and by speaking at different conferences for students and leaders. Contact Brian by            e-mailing him at

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Russ Robbins Pastor of Worship & Music

Russ has served as Minister of Music at First Baptist since 2003. He is married to Angela, a talented musician in her own right, and is Papa to Ethan and Eli. The Robbins family takes seriously the admonition in James "to look after orphans" and is deeply committed to orphan ministry and adoption. Russ enjoys photography, playing racquetball, and watching tennis.

Our Staff

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Wendy Carlton Administrative Manager

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Joy Childers Children's Ministry Coordinator

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Vickie Troyer Church Administrative Assistant

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Lisa Kluttz Communications Coordinator

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Debbie Teague Media and Worship Associate

Jennifer Brown Music Ministry Associate

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Michael Kluttz Custodial Manager

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Ernie Cooper Custodial Associate
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Trey Childers Custodial Associate
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Ryan Kluttz Custodial Associate

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