At FBC we truly love God, love people, and seek to "make disciples" of all nations. We would be honored to have you worship God and study His word with us. If you are looking for a church home, we would be glad to give you any information that might help you make your decision, but most of all we will pray with you and for you as you seek God's guidance. May God richly bless you is our prayer.

Mitch Grissett


Bro. Mitch began serving as the Senior Pastor at FBC Baldwyn in September of 2018. He has been married to his wife, Jessica, for 13 years and they have a son, Mason, and daughter, Bella. They moved to Baldwyn from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Whenever he is not studying or visiting, he enjoys spending time with his family whether it is by hunting, fishing, going to Mason’s ball games, or playing board games. His background includes teaching middle and high school history, science and Bible classes for 14 years. Many of those years were spent coaching football and softball along with serving as bi-vocational youth pastor and eventually pastor.

Bryan Horner


Bro. Bryan began serving FBC Baldwyn in October, 2005. He is married to Carmon Horner and has two sons, Brett and Luke. Bro. Bryan grew up in Corinth, MS and now lives in the Blair community near Guntown, MS.

Bro. Bryan is a graduate of the University of North Alabama and has done studies through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served churches in Alcorn and Lee counties, most recently FBC Shannon. His hobbies include golf, Ole Miss football games, and spending time with his family.

Karen Davis


Karen began serving FBC Baldwyn as organist in December, 1991 and has been serving as Minister of Music since 2003. Karen is married to Johnny, and they have one son, Bishop. Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from Blue Mountain College, and her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Mississippi. She taught general music and choir in the Baldwyn Public System for 20 years, and is now in her 11th year at Itawamba Community College as Director of Choral Activities, Chairman of the Music Department and Instructor. Karen enjoys spending time with her family.

Kim Grissom


Kim Grissom began playing the piano full time at First Baptist in January 1993. Kim had spent much time during her high school and college years helping with children's choir, and playing piano for the youth choir. After graduating from Baldwyn High School in 1984, attended Northeast Mississippi Community College and Mississippi State University. Kim attained a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from MSU in 1987; and she completed her Master's Degree in Reading and Literacy in 2006. Kim has been married to Hal Grissom for 23 years; and they have two children - Hunter and Allie.

"First Baptist has brought much joy and friendship to my family and me through the years. Each member has been a tremendous blessing to me in more ways than I can count. I look forward to serving Christ at FBC for many years to come."

Rosemary Chism


Rosemary has served as pianist and organist for approximately 20 years at FBC Baldwyn. She is married to Jesse Chism and they have two children and five grandchildren. She has a BBA from Faulkner University and is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Her hobbies are reading and helping mothers be successful with nursing their babies.

Jody Bailey


Jody came on staff in April of 2013. She and her husband, Wayne, built a home in Pratts in 2016 after moving to Guntown in April of 2012 from the Alabama Gulf Coast. While living on the coast she worked 9 years for Baldwin Baptist Camp, 2 years for FBC Fairhope and 1 year for the Baldwin Baptist Association. Before Alabama, they lived for 20 years in Vardaman, MS where she served as ministry assistant for FBC Vardaman for 9 years. Jody and Wayne (originally from Vardaman) have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. She attended MS Gulf Coast Community College and MSU.