Meet Our Staff
A native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Jonathan is a graduate of Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. In 2007, he graduated from McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia with a Master of Divinity. In 2019, he earned his Doctorate in Ministry from Duke University.
His experience includes servings as Youth Ministry and a Pastoral Residency at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and Pastor of Royston Baptist Church in Royston, Georgia before he joined First Baptist Dalton in 2017. Jonathan’s wife, Susan, teaches 2nd grade at Brookwood Elementary School in Dalton, GA. They have three young sons Peyton, Nolan, and Boston.
Justin is a native of Texas and grew up in Mississippi. He is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelors Degree in History and McAfee School of Theology, where he earned a Masters of Divinity. Justin has served churches in Flowery Branch and Jefferson, Georgia. He joined First Baptist of Dalton in October, 2018. Justin's wife, Mallory, works at Dalton State College in the Career Services Department. They have two young daughters, Hannah and Brooklyn.
A native of Ashland, AL, Suzanne is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Her professional background includes thirteen years of experience in Information Systems. She worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies where she specialized in project management. She has been a member of FBC Dalton for 21 years before joining the ministerial staff.
Suzanne’s husband, Sherrel, is employed with Shaw Industries. They have two grown children. Lauren, an Auburn graduate, is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at McAfee School of Theology and John, a Georgia Tech graduate, is working in Atlanta, GA with a venture capitalist firm.
MINISTER OF MISSIONS & SPIRITUAL FORMATION
MINISTER OF MUSIC & WORSHIP
A native of Annapolis, Maryland, Adam graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas with a Bachelor of Music in Church Music (Voice Emphasis) and a Master of Music in Church Music (Conducting Emphasis). He also received a Master of Divinity from Baylor University’s Truett Seminary. While in school, Adam served as Minister of Music at churches in Waco and Valley Mills, Texas, while also helping coordinate the Alleluia Church Music Conference at Baylor. He joined First Baptist Dalton in July 2020.
Adam met his wife, Kelsey, while singing in choir at Baylor, and Kelsey is the Elementary Music Teacher at Chattanooga Christian School.
MINISTER TO CHILDREN & THEIR FAMILIES
A native of Texas, Jenni graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science in Education (Curriculum and Instruction). She also received a Master of Divinity from Baylor University’s Truett Seminary. While in school, Jenni served as Minister to Children at Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. She joined First Baptist Dalton in April 2021.