Randy Hope, Pastor

Cell Phone:  662-801-2697

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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.  


Scott Stewart, Student/Educational Minister

Cell Phone:  662-801-3145

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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.


Linda Sanderson, Ministry Assistant

Office Phone:  662-234-3486

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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.


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.


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. 



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.


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.