Scott comes to First Baptist Church of Christ following a two-year pastoral residency at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, TX. Scott attended Harvard Divinity School, where he earned the master of divinity degree. He also holds a bachelor of arts degree in religion from Wake Forest University and has completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Scott is a native of Charlotte, N.C., where he grew up at Providence Baptist Church. While at Harvard, he served as a worship leader and chaplain at The Memorial Church on the university campus. He also served a student pastorate at the First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain, Mass., and summer internships at Wilshire and at Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C. For two years between his undergraduate and graduate studies, Scott was an affiliate coordinator and community developer for Habitat for Humanity in West Tallahatchie, Miss. He is married to Audrey Dickison, who also hails from Charlotte, and they have a chocolate lab named Doxology. Scott Dickison
FBC Macon has been home for my wife, Marie, and me since 1992. Eventually two boys (Blake and Beau) came our way. And from the nursery to their present experience in Youth ministry, they have been nurtured at every step with love and grace. Music is my hobby, my life, and my greatest joy! Music is also the vital thread that connects our congregation. FBC Macon is a place where gifted musicians teach our children in a traditional graded choir program. I love directing the Youth Choir and the amazing experiences we share through jubilate! It is an honor to conduct the Chancel Choir and an even greater blessing to direct the greatest choir of all each week—our congregation. Congregational song is strong and vibrant at First Baptist . . . you will just have to experience this truth! In my spare time, I am Director of Choral Studies at Mercer and a baseball/football dad. Being minister of music at First Baptist is far more than a vocation. It allows me to collaborate with many talented artists in a community that loves the music of the church. Stanley Roberts
YOUTH & OUTREACH
Welcome! I’m Jody Long, the Minister of Youth and Outreach at the First Baptist Church of Church at Macon. My title doesn’t tell the whole story about me, though. I also work with College Students, Young Adults and have several Administrative duties. I came to FBC in January 2004 before I finished seminary at the McAfee School of Theology. I find most of my ministerial joy watching students “get it”- the intersection of faith and understanding. When I’m not at church I enjoy running (although I’m not very fast!), reading (although I don’t get to read enough), watching and playing sports, and spending time with my wife, Julie, our daughter Merrill and Harry, our basset hound! Jody Long
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Hi! I’m Julie Long, Minister of Children and Families at First Baptist Church of Christ. I first stumbled into First Baptist as a Mercer University freshman in 1998. As I worshipped here and volunteered in the children’s ministry, I was drawn in by this church’s obvious love and care for its children. So, in 2004 when I had the opportunity to come back upon my graduation from the McAfee School of Theology, I jumped at the chance. When I’m not at church, I enjoy reading good books, playing tennis, watching West Wing reruns, and spending time with my husband, Jody, our daughter, Merrill, and our basset hound, Harry. Julie Long
Church Support Team
First Baptist Church of Christ has been my church home since my wife, Mary Jane and I joined in 1987. Our two children were raised here with this loving church family. I’ve kept nursery, taught pre-school Sunday School, served as a deacon and chaired the Properties Committee. I was a chaperone on the annual youth summer mission trips when our children were in youth. I walked our daughter, Sara down the aisle at her wedding here in 2011. Our son, Jonathan still sings for church services when he can.
I know a church is not a building . . . it’s the people who worship here. Since 1887 people have walked through these doors for worship. As Facilities Manager I work to keep things running around here. It’s not easy. But I want it to be a place you can come to worship with your church family for many years to come. Joe Johnson
MUSIC ASSOCIATE / PIANIST & ORGANIST
Anne Armstrong, organist and music associate, is a native of Macon and has served at First Baptist Church since 1980. She is a 1980 graduate of Wesleyan College, with a degree in piano performance and secondary studies in organ. She also is an adjunct collaborative pianist in the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University. Anne is active as a composer and arranger of music with over a hundred works published for piano, organ and handbells, including supplemental materials for the Celebrating Grace hymnal. She is a member of the Morning Music Club and is a past dean of the Macon chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Anne Armstrong
Hi, I am Pam Pilcher, Administrative Assistant at First Baptist. In 2002, I decided to retire early after a 30 year career of serving as Administrative Assistant on church staffs of various denominations. In October of 2006 I returned to the church staff world as a permanent part-time staff person. I have been married to Bill Pilcher for 38 years, and we have one daughter, Paige. She is married to Ben Alford, and they have blessed us with a precious granddaughter, Anna Kate, who is 8 years old, in the 3rd grade, and is Poppy & Gigi’s Angel. We are active members of Martha Bowman Memorial UMC, where I serve as Wedding Coordinator. I enjoy spending time with my family and spoiling them!
ASSISTANT CHURCH CUSTODIAN
I have been a Deacon for the Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church for 20 years. I have been married for over 30 years to the former Christine Smith. I have six children, one of whom is deceased, many grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. My hobbies include fishing and horseback riding.
HEAD CHURCH CUSTODIAN
Hello, my name is Jason Todd and I’ve been the head custodian at First Baptist Church for a little over a year. I have lived in Macon for the majority of my life (34 years) and graduated high school from Mt. de Sales Academy in 1993. I attended Highland Hills Baptist Church as a child and youth and was a member of the youth choir and hand bell choirs. I now enjoy being a member of the Fellowship Class here at FBC and consider myself lucky to be a part of the FBC family. My hobbies include music, movies, exercising, and cycling.