Church Staff

ByronPastor – Byron Pickering

Byron Pickering came to FBC in 2010.  Originally from Vicksburg, Mississippi he had served churches in Texas, South Carolina and Mississippi before coming to Alabama.  He is married to Charlotte who is originally from Starkville, Mississippi.  They have one son Jackson, a student at Mississippi State University, and a daughter, Bethany.





JeffMinister of Music & Youth – Jeff Chaffin

Jeff Chaffin, originally from Huntsville Alabama, came to First Baptist in 1990.  He has served churches in Huntsville and also Haleyville Alabama.  Jeff is married to Lisa who he met in Haleyville.  They have twin girls Macie Hope and Mackenzie Faith.  He loves Alabama football and golf.






SylviaChurch Secretary – Sylvia Rhudy

Sylvia has served as church secretary at FBC since 2004.  She is married to Frank Rhudy and they have two children, Hunter and Haley.







CarolynFinancial Secretary – Carolyn Trentelman

Carolyn came to the FBC office in 1998, actually for the second time.  She had served as church secretary from 1996-1997 when she returned to her former job of accounting secretary.  She has four children: Cindy, David, Dana and Danita.  She also has 5 grandchildren.