First Baptist Church of Magnolia aims to be a family of believers in Jesus Christ that love God and love others.  Together, we aspire to be a church that welcomes all to join us in becoming what Christ would have us be.

Service Times


  • Sunday School 9:30am
  • Morning Worship at 10:30am
  • Evening Worship at 6:00pm

Wednesdays– Adult and Youth Classes at 6:00pm


Senior Pastor: Joe Gunter 

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Joe was born in Knoxville, TN where he later earned his bachelor’s degree from Maryville College in 2007.  He was married to Kaley Gunter on March 29, 2008, and they have adopted their daughter Addyson Kate who was born on March 2, 2017. Joe earned his Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011. While living in Kentucky for seminary Joe and Kaley served in student ministry at two different churches. In 2015, Joe went back to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to pursue a Doctorate in Ministry in Family Ministry. In July of 2016, Joe accepted a call to be the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church, Magnolia, MS.

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Youth Leader: Tanner Johnston


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Associate Pastor of Worship: Tim Daniels

Treasurer: Emmett Hennessey

Secretary: Judy Holmes

Organist: Ed Sudduth

Pianist: Becky Daniels

Deacon Chairman: James Brumfield

Housekeeping: Artis Faust

Housekeeping: Tekela Faust