Donnie Burke - Lead Pastor

For more than 30 years, Pastor Donnie has held leadership positions across all areas of church ministry, including 10 years of church planting experience. He holds a masters degree in religion and pastoral theology.

Mark Walker - Pastor of Church Life

Mark earned his bachelor's of science degree in Christian Education from Welch College in 1989. He served in churches across the south east, and after serving our church as youth minister from 1998-2009 and music minister from 2009-2020, he is currently our Pastor of Church Life.

Ryan Williams - Worship Pastor

Ryan grew up at First Free Will and is the product of a loving church. He studied Music and Worship at Lee University from 2016-2020 and now holds a bachelor's degree in music. 

Tisha Glover - Administrative Assistant

Tisha grew up here at First Free Will Baptist Church, and has been an assistant at the church since 1984.


Kevin graduated from Welch College in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Youth Ministry and Christian Education. He assisted with many youth ministry programs over the years and served as a full time Family Pastor in Virginia for 5 years. Kevin began serving with us in November 2021.

Sherry Mcleod - Financial Secretary

Sherry has served our church for years with diligent and never ending work. She faithfully administrates the financial information of our church. 

Venescia Knight - Treasurer

Venescia has been a faithful member of First Free Will for many years. Her financial training and experience serve her well in this important role for our church.

Julius Mosley - custodian

Since  2001, Julius has been a friend and servant to our church. He maintains our facilities and keeps the church building clean and ready for ministry. Most bad moods won't survive a conversation with Mr. Julius!