Twelve Tribes

Each person who accepts the invitation of salvation and joins First Baptist Church is assigned to a tribe (Acts 2:41, 47; 5:14; 16:5), based on the month of their birth. Prayerfully selected by the Pastor, each tribe has a triune servant leadership team. These leadership teams consist of a tribe leader and at least one diaconate. These servant leaders are empowered and charged with caring for each member of the church in a manner that assist them in their spiritual growth (Acts 20:28), as well as with service, leadership and Christian education.

  • Tribe of Reuben (January)

    Tribe Leader: Dea. Carolyn Hudson
    Diaconate: Dea. Clarence Hudson & Dea. Beulah Grant
    Color: Burgundy

  • Tribe of Simeon (February)

    Tribe Leader: Rev. Janice Austin
    Diaconate: Dea. Daniel Dashiell III
    Color: Purple

  • Tribe of Levi (March)

    Tribe Leader: Lady Dea. Talana D. Watson
    Diaconate: Rev. Daniel Todd & Dea. Renee Parker Todd
    Color: Aqua Blue

  • Tribe of Judah (April)

    Tribe Leader: Dea. George & Dea. Dale Morris
    Diaconate: Dea. Clarence Bullock, Deac. Margaret Bullock, & Dea. Corey Newborns
    Color: White 

  • Tribe of Dan (May)

    Tribe Leader: Rev. Andrew Turner
    Diaconate: Dea. Christina Watson-Pender
    Color: Dark Green

  • Tribe of Naphtali (June)

    Tribe Leader: Rev. Gwendolyn Gillespie 
    Diaconate: Dea. Nathaniel Giles
    Color: Off White 

  • Tribe of Gad (July)

    Tribe Leader: Bro. James Taylor
    Diaconate: Rev. Kenneth L. Watson
    Color: Ruby Red 

  • Tribe of Asher (August)

    Tribe Leader: Dea. Dr. James White, Jr.
    Diaconate: Walking Dea. Dr. Kim Purvis
    Color: Light Green 

  • Tribe of Issachar (September)

    Tribe Leader: Dea. Patricia Selby
    Diaconate: Dea. Clyde Selby
    Color: Dark Blue 

  • Tribe of Zebulun (October)

    Tribe Leader: Walking Dea. Lisa Collier Purnell
    Diaconate: Dea. Dr. Samuel Henry III & Walking Dea. Lavern Fisher-Henry
    Color: Pink 

  • Tribe of Joseph (November)

    Tribe Leader: Sis. Allison Fairell
    Diaconate: Dea. Larry Bishop
    Color: Gold 

  • Tribe of Benjamin (December)

    Tribe Leader: Dea. Veronica Giles
    Diaconate: Dea. William Harmon & Dea. Vera Harmon
    Color: Light Blue

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