First Baptist Church Announces

the Call of a New Pastor!

Please see the Church Announcements for information on the special “Pastor Installation Service” on February 6th.

The congregation of First Baptist Church, Smithfield, is pleased to announce the call of a new Senior Pastor to begin ministry with the church on January 2, 2022. The Reverend Kristen Tucker, formerly Pastor of Overflow and Associate Minister for Spiritual Development and Communication at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte, was unanimously recommended to the Church by the eight-member Search Committee and called to this position by the church in a Business meeting on Sunday, October 10, 2021.

Reverend Tucker was born and raised in Durham, N.C.  She is a graduate of East Carolina University where she earned her baccalaureate degree; Appalachian State University where she earned a Master’s degree in College Student Development; and Campbell University Divinity School in Buies Creek, N.C. where she earned a second Master’s degree, the Master of Divinity, in 2013. She served on the staff at Pritchard Memorial from 2015 until her recent call to First Baptist.

We welcome Reverend Tucker to our church and community. She brings strong gifts to our church in outreach, the spiritual growth of members, preaching and teaching the Gospel, and visioning the church for productive ministry in the future. Welcome Kristen!

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