About First Baptist Brandon

We're going to love you, no matter what!

A Message From Our Pastor

We are so glad you are here!

Our Vision

Desperately pursuing Jesus and bringing every person with us.

What We Value

What We Believe

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven's glory and will return someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. 

About the Bible

The Bible is God's Word to us written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because God inspired it, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called, "sin." This attitude separates people from God and the consequences of sin is death.

About Salvation

Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.

About Baptism

We believe Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to His faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord's Supper.

Meet the Team

Executive Team


Jeremy Nottingham

Senior Pastor


Mike May

Executive Pastor


Kory Van Matre

Worship & Creative Arts Pastor


Michael Rodriguez

Teaching Pastor


Ministry Team


Rodney Bounds

Minister of Senior Adults & Congregational Care


Christy Mcilwain

Minister of Children & Families


Kristy Hill

Preschool Director


Brent Leach

Director of Sports Evangelism & Men's Ministry


Kenny Carter

Minister of Missions & Outreach


Jim Speights

Middle School Minister


Teresa Bozone

Director of Women's Ministry


Vince Lee

Media Director


Administrative Team


June Poole

Financial Administrative Assistant


Lisa Mason

Music Administrative Assistant


Christy Gadman

Children Center Administrator

Allen Clark

Facility Administrator


Davis Watts

Financial Administrator

Debbie Lott

Student Ministry Assistant


Marcie Purvis

Ministry Assistant


Amber Biswell

Ministry Assistant


Lisa McCartney

Ministry Assistant

Michele Simkins


Contact Us

We'd Love To Hear From You!

Church Office

& Children's Center

309 S. College Street, Brandon, MS 39042


Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Fridays 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday Worship Location

Sunday Service Times: 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 am

175 Boyce Thompson Drive, Brandon, MS 39042