First Baptist Staff

Dr. Glenn Phillips, Senior Minister


Glenn has served First Baptist Church since September, 1998. He is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University and has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University. He is currently serving on the Ministerial Boards 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 Landon and Lottie.

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, Westminster Choir College, and the University of Miami. He is an active, award-winning composer and is published by National Music, Walton, and Colla Voce. He is the editor of the Carolina Caroler and The Bell-O-Gram, serves on the executive board of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, and will be making his Carnegie Hall conducting debut in 2023 with the III Century Singers. He lives in Mount Olive, NC, with his wife Marie and son Ian.


Paige Corbett, Children's Ministry Director



Shelia Thompson, Office Administrator


Carol Gray, Organist


Melissa Turner, Support Services Manager



Karen Kestler, Child Development Center Director



Bobbi Goodhart, Administrative Assistant