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We have ministries for all ages at FBC. From 6 weeks old to 60+, we have an area just for you. Scroll below to learn more about all of our ministries. 

Meet Jesse


Jesse Pawley

Discipleship Pastor

I grew up in south-central Kentucky and came to Alabama in college where I met my wife, Anna, at Samford University. After attending seminary in Denver, Anna and I moved to Texas to serve a church there. We got to Decatur in 2021 and have loved our time here with some of the most amazing people!

Teaching God's Word is my passion. I strive to help you discover the richness of Scripture, empowering you to delve into it yourself. I love time spent with friends, playing golf, and hiking in the great outdoors.

In addition to my ministry, I'm a proud father of four amazing kids. My family holds a special place in my heart, and I treasure every moment I spend with them.


Our preschool ministry from 6 weeks old to PreK here at First Baptist!

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Our children's ministry from Kindergarten to 

5th grade here at First Baptist!

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Our student ministry from 6th grade to 12th grade here at First Baptist!



Our young adult ministry for those in college or recent college graduates here at First Baptist!


Our adult ministry consists of small groups for young adults, couples, and more here at First Baptist!

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Our women's ministry for ladies of all ages here at First Baptist!

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Just Older Youth - Our senior adult ministry here at First Baptist!

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Our worship ministry for men and women of all ages with any musical ability here at First Baptist!

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