Staff

Paul Martins

Paul Martins

Lead Pastor

Lead Pastor, Paul Martins

Pastor Paul grew up in Northern Virginia within two hours of Talbot County and vacationed on the Eastern Shore.  He worked in a professional career for several years while he volunteered in a local church before being called to full-time ministry.  He served as an associate pastor for 8 years in Arlington, Virginia leading a ministry to a couple hundred young married couples and singles in their 20’s and 30’s. (Here's a link to an article by a leading Christian magazine about the ministry).  He then served as the senior pastor in a prominent evangelical church in New England for 8 years until he was called to be the lead pastor here at First Baptist Church in 2015.  Paul is passionate about God's word, the Gospel and people!  His heartbeat is to see unbelievers embrace Christ as their savior and believers encounter Him more deeply so that they are transformed and join God in His mission of showing and sharing the love of Christ with our neighbors and the nations.

Education

1990 - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech

1999 - Masters of Divinity from Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, Maryland.

Family

Married to my best friend, Karen, since 1999.

Children – Titus, the apple of my eye

Interests/Hobbies

Spending time with family and friends

Reading great books about our faith, history and biographies

Being outdoors

Everything Tolkien

Watching football, especially Virginia Tech

My Life Verses

So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands. - Psalm 78:72

And the Lord said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” - Exodus 33:14

Drew Jensen

Drew Jensen

Executive Pastor

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Reggie Harrell

Reggie Harrell

Pastor of Discipleship and Member Care

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Joe Giles

Joe Giles

Pastor of Student Ministry

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Jim Samiec

Jim Samiec

Director of Worship

Tina Smith

Tina Smith

Secretary

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Rose Bock

Rose Bock

Nursery Coordinator