Dr. Boyd Evans
Boyd Evans became Pastor at First Baptist in March, 2015. He and his wife, Jenny, grew up in southwest Georgia (Boyd from Colquitt/Miller County, Jenny from Donalsonville/Seminole County), were married in 1992, and have three children--a teenage daughter and son and a pre-teen daughter. They have lived and served in various churches in Valdosta, Athens, and McDonough, Georgia and in Parker and Windsor (Ft.Collins/Greeley), Colorado. Boyd has an A.A. (Associate of Arts) in mathematics from Bainbridge College, a B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education) in secondary math education from Valdosta State University, an M.Div. (Master of Divinity) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. (Doctor of Ministry) from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as a Minister of Music and Youth for 10 years and as a teaching/preaching Pastor for 15 years. Boyd has also been a high school math teacher (2 years in Atlanta), a part-time college teacher, and Chaplain-For-The-Day in the Georgia State House of Representatives (2006). Boyd enjoys using his gifts, creativity, and education to preach and teach God's Word, help people understand and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ, energize and equip the local church to be relevant and effective, and encourage everyone to laugh and enjoy God's goodness. In his "normal life," he enjoys being with his family and relatives, road-tripping, watching and attending sporting events, and epic/superhero/sci-fi TV and movies (as well as The History Channel and The Andy Griffith Show). He is also intrigued by local Native American artifacts and has some fishing tackle and golf clubs. Boyd cannot wait to meet the Apostle Paul, and he loves the book of Psalms.