Church Staff

Pastor-Byron Pickering (currently on Sabbatical)


Byron Pickering came to FBC in 2010.  Originally from Vicksburg, Mississippi he had served churches in Texas, South Carolina and Mississippi before coming to Alabama.  He is married to Charlotte who is originally from Starkville, Mississippi.  They have one son Jackson, a student at Mississippi State University, and a daughter, Bethany.

Minister of Music & Youth-Jeff Chaffin


Jeff Chaffin, originally from Huntsville Alabama, came to First Baptist in 1990.  He has served churches in Huntsville and also Haleyville Alabama.  Jeff is married to Lisa who he met in Haleyville.  They have twin girls Macie Hope and Mackenzie Faith.  He loves Alabama football and golf.

Ministry Assistant-Sylvia Rhudy


Sylvia has served as church secretary at FBC since 2004.  She is married to Frank Rhudy and they have two children, Hunter and Haley.

Ministry Assistant-Carolyn Trentelman


Carolyn came to the church office in 1998 and has served as Ministry Assistant and Financial Secretary for over 20 years.  She is a Sunday School teacher, choir member, and leads a Widow Support Ministry.   Carolyn has four children- Cindy, David, Dana and Danita-and five  grandchildren.  She enjoys traveling and reading.