First Baptist Church Humboldt TN

Ministerial & Support Team
Gregory McFadden
Senior Pastor, Minister of Evangelism
Our pastor came to Humboldt over 12 years ago to not only shepherd the people of First Baptist but to reach beyond the walls of the church into the region of West Tennessee with the Gospel.  He, his wife Sheila, boys Ryan and Joey, came to invest their lives into the place of his childhood!  They would later welcome a daughter, Lily, from Guatemala into their family and ours.  Greg is leading the church to be intentionally regional in its approach to ministry.  His heart is to see the church establish small discipleship groups in strategic outposts in a three county area. It is his vision to equip and inspire every member to be on mission in the place where they have been planted.  He sees the preaching ministry as his opportunity to deliver a relevant word from God when all of these groups come together for one significant worship encounter.  His dream for every follower of Christ is to reproduce his or her faith in the heart of another!



Steve Babcock
Minister of Missions, Discipleship & Administration
In 2004, God led Steve and his wife, Dottie, to join God's work at FBC.  They found a family of faith, with the same heartbeat, who stood on a 150-year legacy of reaching the nations and a desire to do whatever it takes to reach the generations at hand.    Steve sees himself as a catalyst finding joy in encouraging, equipping, enabling, and empowering others to be all they can be in Christ. Steve loves promoting FBC’s Ministry Plan, teaching God’s word, and expanding the use of technology to advance God’s work.  You will find Steve and Dottie hanging out with college students, taking a mission team around the world or across the street, and sitting on their living room couch encouraging and discussing spiritual truth and life with others.  Steve describes his ministry as a ripple effect as he invests in the lives of others who invest in the lives of others for the advancement of God’s Kingdom.




Kevin Hamilton
Minister of Worship & Music
Growing up less than twenty miles from Humboldt and being friends with five former FBC Minister’s of Music, Kevin was very familiar with the life and ministry of First Baptist Church and its music and missions focus.  In 1999, Kevin, his wife (Cheryl), and children (Drew and Megan) felt a keen sense of God leading them to FBC.  Kevin expresses his heart desire through the words of Psalm 150:6, "Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord”.   He wants each person who enters FBC to have a personal encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ and experience the joy of expressing praises to Him in worship that points people to Christ.  Kevin wants everything he does to bring honor to the Lord. This is, also, his prayer for each of our musical groups, instrumentalists, soloists, etc.  "He must increase, but I (we) must decrease." John 3:30.  Kevin stands amazed that God allows him to serve with such a wonderful church. In his words, “We are a multigenerational congregation and I have the freedom to sing all styles of music, as I feel God's leading. How cool is that?”



Jaclyn Scott
Minister to Familes of Preschoolers & Children
Jaclyn Scott, Minister to Families of Preschoolers and Children, and Greg married in 2001.  They have four children - Kara, Gabe, JP, and Kane.  Both Jaclyn and Greg graduated from Lambeth University.  Greg has a Master of Education from Trevecca University.  Jaclyn became a believer at age 10. Greg decided to follow Christ at age 12.  Greg enjoys singing in the choir and ensembles. He is a soloist, also.  They started ministry at FBC in 2007. 2 Corinthians 12:9






Christian Shipman
Minister to Families of Students








Holly Goodrich
Holly Goodrich
Administrative Assistant

Holly joined our office support team as the administrative assistant beginning in 2015.   She takes lead responsibilities for administrative tasks that include general ministry support and membership database.   Holly is a graduate from Trinity Christian Academy.  She received her B.A. in Christian Studies from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.  Holly was taught and nurtured in her faith at First Baptist, Humboldt committing her life as a Christ follower her Freshmen year of College. She is a servant leader with a desire to disciple girls as she lives out her life calling.


Katie Laughlin
Katie Laughlin
Office Manager/ Financial Administrator

Katie is married to Jim Laughlin, mom of five blessings (Valerie, Abby, Daniel, Robin and Jack) and grandmother of two precious granddaughters, Addie and AnnaPaige. Katie has been part of the FBC support team since 2000, and church pianist since 1999. Katie serves as the office manager and financial administrator.  Katie loves music and being part of the worship team.
Favorite verses are Proverbs 18:10, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and is safe.” And Psalm 4:8, “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

Valauri Hardin
Valauri Hardin
Ministry Support Assistant

Valauri has been a member of FBC Humboldt since 2015.  She started serving in the FBC office in 2016.  She and her husband, Todd, have two children.  

Susie Ross
Susie Ross
Children's Learning Center
Laura Giles
Laura Giles

Laura started serving as Publications Specialist at FBC in 2011.  She is responsible for print publications such as the Worship Bulletin along with digital publications such as the website.  Laura was born in Kenton, TN and graduated from Gibson County High School.  She received her B.S. in Art Education from the University of TN at Martin.  She received her M.A. in Secondary Art Education from Murray State University.  She and her husband, Danny, live in Humboldt, TN and have three children: Ryland, Beckett & Bella-Jewel.  Laura and Danny became members of FBC in 2009.  Laura facilitates the MOMS group at FBC and has a desire to grow with other Moms in Christ as she raises her children.


We are currently in need of volunteers to help answer phones. If you are interested, give the church office a call. Thank you!