Our ministers and staff are committed to loving, teaching, and
serving the church congregation, the community, and the
Lord Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and in prayer.
MINISTERS and STAFF
Dr. Glenn Phillips | Senior Minister
Glenn has served First Baptist Church since September, 1998. He is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University and holds the Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University. He is currently serving on the Ministerial Board at Campbell University. Glenn loves all sports, missions, and church! He is married to Allyson and has two children: Josh, who is married to Renee, and Rob, married to Nickie. He is also the proud grandparent of four grandchildren.
Rev. Scott Thrailkill | Associate Minister of Education and Youth
Scott, his wife Michelle, and daughter Madison came to First Baptist in May of 2000. He is a graduate of Shorter College in Rome, GA, and has a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. Scott has served churches in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Georgia before coming to Goldsboro. He currently serves as a director for Unidiversity Youth Camp and as Chair of the Faith Formation Ministry Council of CBF of NC. Scott enjoys traveling, reading, and college football (Go Dawgs!)
Dr. Carl Ashley | Minister of Music
Carl was most recently the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina and has directed church choirs for over 30 years. He holds degrees from the University of Florida (Go Gators!), Westminster Choir College, the University of Miami, and Luther Rice College & Seminary. He is an active, award-winning composer and is published by National Music, Walton, and Colla Voce. His journal articles have appeared in The Voice, ChorTeach, The Bell-O-Gram (for which he is the editor), and The Carolina Caroler (for which he is the immediate past editor). He serves on the board of the Area 3 Region of the Handbell Musicians of America (HMA) and has previously served on the boards of the North Carolina and Florida Chapters of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and ChoralNet. Carl is an active member of ACDA, Handbell Musicians of America, and the Fellowship of Christian Magicians (FCM). He lives in Mount Olive, NC, with his wife Marie and son Ian.
Paige Corbett | Children's Ministry Director
Karen Kestler | Child Development Center Director
Melissa Turner | Support Services Manager
Anita Poland | Early Worship Music Director/Pianist
Carol Gray | Organist
Sheila Thompson | Office Administrator
Steven Walker | Financial Secretary
Bobbi Goodhart | Administrative Assistant