Staff and Leadership

Pastor David Aultman

David aultman
Pastor


Bro. David Aultman has served as pastor of First Baptist Church since January of 2004. He came here from northeast Mississippi. He is originally from the Hattiesburg area where he attended the University of Southern Mississippi and earned his Bachelor of Science degree. He later attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned his Master’s of Divinity degree.

 
He has served the Kingdom of God for over 30 years in various parts of Mississippi and one year in north Louisiana. His ministry focus has been on pastoral ministry with and emphasis in preaching, teaching, and encouragement.
 
He has been married to his wife Karen for 34 years with three grown children and four grandchildren.
 
Outside of church he loves sports, especially attending Southern Miss football and baseball games with his daughter. When possible, he also enjoys traveling with his wife.
 
Bro. David often describes First Baptist Church of Gautier as a Place Where People Are Loved And Christ Is Lord! He would encourage you to come and check it out.
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Brother Bill Lewis 

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Minister of Music and Education


Bro. Bill Lewis serves as Minister of Music and Education.  He and his family came to First Baptist in January of 2016 from central Florida.

He hold Bachelors and Masters degrees and has been serving in churches in Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida for over 25 years.

His involvement in musical activities includes participating in semi-professional choral ensembles as a chorister and a soloist, playing in community orchestras, conducting community choirs, and participating on the theater stage both as an actor and musical director.

He has two children, one married with a child of her own and one still living at home while attending college.

Outside of his church duties he enjoys bowling and attending live theater.

Bro. Bill and his family are excited about what God is doing at First Baptist and would encourage everyone to find their place of involvement in the Kingdom here.
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Brother James Wilson

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Youth Minister

James was born in Oxford, Mississippi and was raised in a small, rural community outside of town. He graduated from Bruce High School, then earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi before eventually earning his Master’s of Arts in Christian Education degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

James has over 20 years of ministerial experience in the areas of Youth Ministry, Church Education, and outreach. He has served in churches of various sizes in both Mississippi and Louisiana. He loves hanging out with teenagers and getting to know them and discovering where they are in life.

He bases his Youth Ministry viewpoint on three very important principles: first, teenagers are not just the future of the church, they are a vital part of the church today; second, healthy Youth Ministries should have a balanced focus on worship, discipleship, fellowship, evangelism, and service, with opportunities provided throughout the year that focus on each; lastly, Youth Ministries should be more outward focused than inward focused, meaning that the youth ministry is not a social club to belong to, but instead is a ministry to be a part of.

When not working, James enjoys spending time with his wife Melissa. They both enjoy drinking coffee from all the local coffee shops, exploring restaurants in the area, walking on the beach, and cheering on the New Orleans Saints. James has the additional hobby of collecting memorabilia from his favorite movie franchise, Star Wars!
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