Dr. Jonathan Barlow
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.
Phillip's wife, Patti, is a graduate of Shorter College. Patti also serves on our staff as Music Associate/Church Pianist. Phillip and Patti have three children, Caroline, Rebekah and Chandler. They also have three grandchildren, Gabe, Harper, and Brodie.
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A native of Texas, Susan grew up in Alabama. She is a graduate of Samford University with a Bachelor of Music Education and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she earned a Master of Music Degree in Church Music, with a concentration in conducting. Susan has served churches in Virginia and Florida. She joined First Baptist in 2011.
Minister of Music and Worship
Susan's husband, Tommy, is a hospice chaplain with Hamilton Health Care Home Division. They have two grown sons. Ragan is pursuing an elementary education degree at East Carolina University; and William is a Minister of Youth and Young Adults at Derbyshire Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. William and his wife, Mary Kate have two beautiful twin daughters. Born January 3, 2016, they are named after their great grandmothers - Adeline Charlotte and Dorothy Hope.
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Minister of Activities and Senior Adults
Derrell is a native of Mississippi and a graduate of Columbus (GA) College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he received a Masters in Religious Education. His experience includes work with the Boy's Clubs of America in Georgia and Louisiana and he has served on staff at First Baptist in Mandeville, Louisiana and First Baptist in Ruston, Louisiana. Derrell came to First Baptist Dalton in 1988.
Derrell is married to the former Susan Rogers. He has one daughter, Susanna, who is an elementary school teacher in the Atlanta area.
You may contact Derrell at email@example.com.