Leadership

Leadership

Kevin Leary

Lead Pastor

Pastor Kevin Leary has served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church since February of 2002. He graduated from Baptist Bible College of Clark Summit, PA in 1993, and most recently completed his Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Piedmont Graduate School in 2012.
He and his wife, Juliana were married in 1996 and the Lord has blessed their home with ten children. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and canoeing. 

Thomas Hamblen

Pastoral Intern

Pastor Thomas Hamblen was raised in a Christian home, and he was saved at young age. He graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute in 2017. Additionally, he acquired his undergraduate degree and a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Development from Cairn University in May 2021. He has served as Pastoral Intern at First Baptist Church since May 2021.
In his free time, he loves the outdoors, sports, and playing guitar. Whatever you do, don’t give him Mountain Dew. 

Cory Messerschmidt

Pastoral Intern

Pastor Cory was raised in a Christian home and saved at a young age by the grace of God. He graduated from Houghton College in 2021 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and Accounting. He has served as a Pastoral Intern at First Baptist Church since May of 2021.
When he has free time, he enjoys reading, playing a round of golf, or spending time with friends and family.