Our Mission & Vision

The mission of First Baptist Church Saltillo is to develop healthy families, totally committed to serving the Lord Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to become a regional church, offering a holistic approach for family-driven ministry. 

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God and realizes we are shepherds serving under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


20160707-DSC_0047 8Dr. Ronnie Hatfield, Senior Pastor

Pastor Ronnie has a passion for unity and seeing people come to a relationship with Christ. He began serving as Senior Pastor at First Baptist in March 2012. He and his wife Lisa, have three daughters, three grandsons and one granddaughter on the way! Ronnie has ministered throughout the north Mississippi area and is an active member with the Lee County Baptist Association.




Scott Munson, Worship & Music Pastorscott

The Bible has a lot to say about music, and Pastor Scott’s role is to lead the church’s worship of God in a way that matches the character of God. Scott is passionate about teaching people how to worship Jesus and leading them to do so with all their heart, soul, and mind. He and his wife Sarah, have a three year old son.




Brad Marlar, Student Pastor

Pastor Brad has served as Student pastor at FBC since July 2012. He and his family have served throughout the North Mississippi area both in student ministry and in music. Brad is passionate about seeing young people come to know Christ and is active in evangelism and missions, ministering to the people of Saltillo, as well as those in the town of Toledo, Ohio. He and his wife Brooke, have three daughters.


EmilyEmily Kelly, Children’s Director

Emily has a heart for children and teaching them about God’s love. She began serving First Baptist in April of 2014. She is a native of Booneville Mississippi and a 2013 graduate of Blue Mountain College. 



Shannon Atkins, Ministry Assistant

Shannon came on staff in 2012, and takes care of many of the day to day ministry tasks in the office. She is passionate about serving Jesus and she loves sweet tea!







Lisa Donaldson, Office Manager / Financial Secretary

Lisa joined the staff in January of 2017. She moved to Mississippi from Dallas, TX, where she lived for 24 years. Relocating allows her to be available to help her parents and be near extended family. She has a son, grandson and daughter in Dallas and a daughter and two granddaughters in the Chicago area. She earned an undergraduate and a graduate degree in business from LeTourneau University.



What We Believe: