Joshua Barrett, Senior Pastor
Joshua is originally from Huntsville, Texas, and is a graduate from both Sam Houston State University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary. He comes from several generations of ministers. His wife, Laura is also a graduate of Truett Seminary. They have two children: Luke, who is six months old, and his brother, a one-year-old chocolate labradoodle named Gus. Contact Joshua.
David Wachter, Minister to Students
David joined our staff in June of 2017. He is a 1984 graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree in Engineering Science. He recently received his Masters of Divinity in Biblical Studies from Gardner-Webb University and has been a member at FBC Hickory since 2001. He has a passion for teaching the Bible to both teenagers and adults, having been involved in lay teaching ministries for over 30 years. His teaching ministry includes leading annual faith trips to Israel and Greece/Turkey.
David and his wife of 30 years, Noelle, have three grown children. They enjoy hiking, traveling, gardening and physical fitness activities. David has also been known to play a round or two of golf. Contact David.
Cindi Morrison, Director of Children's Ministry
Cindi joined our staff in June of 2017. She has been a member of First Baptist since 1996. She has a passion for teaching children about Jesus and actively serves teaching children's church, Bible Study, GA's, Mission Friends and children's music. She is also an ordained deacon.
Cindi and her her husband Mike have two grown children and three well-loved dogs. Cindi enjoys reading, long walks and dogs. Contact Cindi.
Denise G. Filip, Interim Music Director
Denise is a graduate of Indiana State University, she is a certified K-12 Music Teacher. She is the past choral director at Northview Middle School in Hickory, and served as choir and handbell director at both Holy Trinity Lutheran and First Presbyterian Churches. Denise also serves as a volunteer pianist at Trinity Ridge and Trinity Village Nursing Homes. Contact Denise.