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Pastor Search

Keep up to date with our Senior Pastor search process.

Pastoral Candidate Visit and Special Conference

On Sunday, May 22nd, FBC was blessed to welcome the candidate put forth by our Pastor Search Team. In a special called conference after each worship service, the church voted unanimously to call Pastor Ricky Powell of Jacksonville, Florida as the next Senior Pastor of First Baptist Blairsville! We are excited for the future and we know that the leading of the Holy Spirit and the diligent work of our Pastor Search Team were instrumental in bringing us to this point.


If you were not able to attend either the question and answer time on Saturday, May 21st or the worship services on May 22nd, you can view both videos below. Please be in prayer for our church and for Pastor Ricky and his family over the coming weeks as we move toward their official start in Blairsville!

Steps already taken:

Our Pastor Search Committee has been nominated, interviewed, approved, and commissioned. They have elected officers and are listed below.


Ken Hatley | Chairman

Alan Sanders | Vice-Chairman

Lisa Cockerham | Secretary

Jim Colwell | Prayer Coordinator

Cathy Powell

Al Haywood

Amy Kight