Staff

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Randy Hope, Pastor

Cell Phone:  662-801-2697

Email address: popihope@gmail.com

I married my high school sweetheart and together we raised two children, Shane and Amanda.  The four of us began a journey of ministry in 1981. The last stop on this journey was here at FBCA in 1995.  

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Scott Stewart, Student/Educational Minister

Cell Phone:  662-801-3145

Email address: jesusmysubstitute@gmail.com

Follower of Christ, married to my best friend - Jenny, dad of two amazing teenagers, and blessed with 16 years of service as Youth Pastor of FBCA.

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Linda Sanderson, Ministry Assistant

Office Phone:  662-234-3486

Email address:  abbeville.1stbapt@gmail.com

I have been the Ministry Assistant for FBCA since November of 2013.  My office hours are  Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

The Lord has blessed me with a beautiful and loving family -  two children and their spouses, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Perry Arrington, Worship Leader

Cell Phone:  662-816-0874

I was saved at the age of 12 while attending Camp Armstrong with my youth group from North Oxford Baptist Church.  I have been a member of First Baptist Church of Abbeville most of my adult life.  I have served on several committees and have been a member of the choir for 25 years.  As Worship Leader, I want to always strive for you to meet Jesus in every service through music and song.  FBCA is my home and home is where the heart is.

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Teresa Hollowell, Worship Leader/Lead Pianist

Cell Phone:  662-816-3804

FBCA has been my home church since 1972.  This is where I made my profession of faith and was baptized.  I began playing the piano/organ for church in 1990.  My husband, Joel, and I have two wonderful grown sons-Scott and Will. 

 

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Leah Hanks, Pianist

Cell Phone:  662-832-3885

I came to Abbeville 15 years ago.  My husband, Ken, and I have two sons: Alex and Noah.  In addition to being the pianist at FBCA, I am the Senior Staff Assistant at the Gertrude Ford Center at Ole Miss and I serve as the Town Clerk for the Town of Abbeville.

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Karen Rushing, Organist

Cell Phone: 662-816-3310

I've attended FBCA since moving to Abbeville in 1989.  I have played the piano/organ for the church off and on since I was a teenager.  I have two sons and a daughter, seven (soon eight) grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  And, praise God, I'm retiring from my full-time job later this year.