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.

Jessica MayMinister of Music

Jessica is a graduate of the S.C. School of the Arts and Humanities in voice and piano as well as Petrie School of Music at Converse College where she earned both a Bachelor's degree in vocal performance and a Master's degree in music education. She has served at FBC since July, 2015

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.