Meet Our Staff

Rev. Tommy James, Pastor

A graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a BA in Religious Studies and a Master of Divinity, Tommy has been pastor of First Baptist Church of Burnsville since July 15, 2012.

Jeff Spargo,Minister of Children and Youth

Jeff has served at FBC since Aug., 2015. He received his BA from UNC-Greensboro and earned his Master of Divinity from Gardner-Webb University.

Tim BabbMinister of Music in the Interim

Tim received his undergraduate degree in music education from Mars Hill College and Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of South Carolina.  He has been a member of First Baptist Church since 1979.

Corinne SnellerOrganist

Corinne studied piano and organ at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota for 2 years, and graduated from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont with a teaching degree. She has been organist and pianist at First Baptist Church for 23 years.

Martha HuskinsAdministrative Assistant

Martha is a graduate of Mars Hill University, earning her Bachelor of Science in Business Management. She worked for ten years as a teacher assistant with the Exceptional Children’s Program of Yancey County Schools and for another ten years as a financial aid advisor with Mayland Community College.