Our Church Staff

We exist to glorify God by MEETING for worship, MATURING in our faith, and MAKING disciples.
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Kit Johnson

Senior Pastor

Kit and Melissa joined our ministry team in 2019, and Kit has been the senior pastor since June of 2020. Previously, he served as a youth pastor at Bethel Baptist and pulpit supply. Both Kit and Melissa have served on multiple short-term mission trips to Belize and Costa Rica since 2011. He earned his undergraduate at Liberty University and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Together they have two precious daughters Elizabeth and Emmalyn. Kit has served in the Alabama National Guard since 2011 in which he has been on active duty since 2016.

Brandon Walker

Brandon Walker

Youth Pastor

Brandon joined our ministry team in 2020. While this is Brandon and Kaydra’s first time ministering together as newlyweds, they each have backgrounds working with youth and children. Brandon has a bachelor’s degree from AUM and is set to start a master’s program at Troy in the Fall of 2021. His daily occupation involves leading, developing, and mentoring high school students in the surrounding counties. Both Brandon and Kaydra have also served on foreign mission trips. Brandon has served in the ARNG since 2015 in which he has been active
duty since 2019.

Keith Hocutt

Keith Hocutt

Music Minister

Keith joined our ministry team at FBC Elba upon returning to Elba in 2014. He and his wife, Carolyn, minister together at FBC Elba, where he grew up. Keith earned his BS and master’s degrees from Auburn University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). Keith and Carolyn have two grown daughters and a son in college. Keith and his family served as missionaries in Belize, CA and Peru, SA before returning to the U.S. in 2009.

Rebecca Dear

Rebecca Dear

Children’s Minister

Rebecca joined our ministry team this year (2021). She is a native of Elba, AL. In 2007, she enlisted in the United States Air Force and served four years active duty as a paralegal. After completing her enlistment, she returned home to Elba and ultimately met her husband, Bryson Dear (who is originally from Montana). In 2016 she completed her BSBA majoring in Accounting, and in 2019 she completed her Master of Accountancy and is currently the Senior Account at The National Security Group. Bryson and Rebecca have 2 children: their daughter, Kendrick, and son, James.

Kathy Edmondson

Financial Secretary

Since 2002

George Homyak


Since 1996

Judith Tucker


Since 1968

Linda Harrison

Kitchen Staff

Since 2017

Ella Kate Ham


Since 1980


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First Baptist Church of Elba

606 Simmons Street

Elba, AL 36323

Tel: 334-897-2246


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