Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Libby M Grammer

Rev. Dr. Libby Mae Grammer was called as the 12th pastor of our historic congregation in 2018.

Interim Minister of Music

Rev. John Fulcher

John began his career in church music at age 15, playing for Kearfott Baptist Church here in M’ville. After graduating from MHS, he studied music at Wake Forest University and the NC School of the Arts, graduating in 1973. In 1996, after 25 years in music and youth ministry, John entered Duke Divinity School to study pastoral ministry, graduating in 2000. After serving as Associate Pastor and then Pastor of FBC M’ville, he retired from full time ministry in 2017. Currently he teaches Bible study for two churches, plays piano whenever possible, and looks forward to singing once again with the Smith River Singers. He’s also a 2nd degree black belt, a Trustee for the Keesee Educational Fund, a member of Sovah Health’s Patient – Family Advisory Council, and serves as Board Chair of the Smith River Singers. 

Interim Minister to Children & Families

Rev. Ashley Harrington

Rev. Ashley Gill Harrington joins us in this interim season having served churches throughout the southeast for twenty years. She is a graduate of Georgetown College in Kentucky and George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Texas. Ashley is married to Brian and together they parent their five year old daughter, Zoë, and eight year old mutt, Gracie. Their family loves to travel and explore new places together. 


Baxter Jennings

Baxter Jennings is a 1983 graduate of James Madison University and has been the organist at First Baptist since 2007. In his hometown of Danville, he also assists Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Temple Beth Sholom and accompanies the choirs of George Washington High School and Westwood Middle School. He also plays piano in the Starmont Band (a Danville-based group that enjoys a variety of music including jazz). His favorite hobby is learning foreign languages.

Administrative Assistant

Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor has been in the Administrative Assistant at FBC Martinsville since 2017. She has lived in Martinsville all her life and has been a member at FBC since 1986. Mary enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Financial Secretary

Kaylee White

Kaylee began as Financial Secretary in May 2020. Kaylee, her husband Austin, and her daughter Adalyn, moved down to Martinsville from Upstate New York in November 2019. In addition to their young daughter, Kaylee and Austin have a dog named Sara, an Akita Shepard. Their family enjoys spending time outdoors, and they are so happy to call Martinsville their home.

Early Learning Center Director

Beth Kotchish

Beth has worked in our Early Learning Center for more than 40 years and for the last 20 years has served as its Director, responsible for the ministry’s day-to-day operations. Beth has two Carolina Boston Terriers, Ellie Mae and Pete.

Support Staff

Kenny Smith

Kenny secures the church grounds from day-to-day. He is extremely knowledgeable and will often be found reading at the local library.

Maintenance Technician

Ted Hatcher

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