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Lead Pastor


About Pastor Paul
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 78:72And the Lord said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” - Exodus 33:14


JoePastor Joe Giles

Associate Pastor

Phone: (410) 822-4241 Ext. 306

Joe Giles has served on staff at FBC since 2011. Prior to coming to Easton, Joe served churches in Kentucky and Virginia. He received his graduate degree (M. Div.) from Southern Seminary and his Bachelors (Business Administration) from Bridgewater College.  He has a passion to see the world transformed by the incredible good news of Jesus Christ and enjoys seeing others “get it” and understand how God’s Word applies to their life.

As Associate Pastor, Joe’s responsibilities include overseeing the Family ministries, serving as staff liaison to the Community Outreach and Buildings & Grounds teams, and working with the Stewardship team. Joe also serves as the Area Representative for Talbot County Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Additionally, he serves on the General Mission Board for Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware and the Easton Little League Board. He has been a speaker at conferences and youth retreats. He and his wife Erica have been married since 2007 and have one amazing son Zeke.

In his spare time, Joe enjoys time with family, coaching youth sports, watching the Baltimore Orioles, exercising, good cups of coffee, gardening, reading, listening to music, and watching almost every sport.

Jim Samiec

Director of Worship