About the Staff

Dr. 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 and three grandsons.  Ronnie has ministered throughout North Mississippi and is an active member with the Lee County Baptist Association.

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Evan Wilson, Worship/Music & Sr. Adults Pastor

Evan is the newest member of our staff. He brings over ten years of various worship leadership experience. He is a graduate of Mississippi College with a B.A. in Christian Studies and studied at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Hannah, and their son are already part of the FBCS family.
Student Pastor position is currently not filled.


Emily 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 Hall, 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 December of 2016. She relocated from Dallas, TX, where she lived for 24 years. She enjoys helping her parents and being 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.