Reverend Logan Carpenter, Interim Executive Pastor, Minister of Spiritual Development
Reverend Logan Carpenter joined the staff of First Baptist Roswell in November of 2018 as the Minister of Spiritual Development. Previously Logan served as Minister to Youth and Families at Second Baptist, Little Rock, AR for 10 years. Logan is a graduate of Texas A&M University and the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, VA. He loves to help people connect with God and grow in their relationship with Him in very real and personal ways. Logan lives in East Cobb with his awesome wife Christy and their four incredible children: Ellie, Levi, Annie and Josie. When not at work you can find him with his family at swim meets, soccer games, gymnastics practices or having fun outdoors.
Dr. Doyle Hamilton, Minister of Congregational Care
Dr. Doyle Hamilton, Minister of Congregational Care, has been with First Baptist Roswell since 1996. He is a graduate of Baylor University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. As a pastoral counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Doyle works with couples, families, and individuals. Doyle (from Monroe, Louisiana) and his wife, Salley (from Charleston, South Carolina) have one daughter, Erin.
Reverend Robert Turnbull, Minister to Students
Reverend Robert Turnbull joined First Baptist Roswell in May of 2005, after serving as Family Life Minister for Lake City First Baptist Church in South Carolina. Prior to his position at Lake City First Baptist, Robert served as Minister to Students for 5 years at First Baptist Church in Valdosta, Georgia. Robert is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He was ordained, in his hometown of Florida, by the First Baptist Church of Avon Park. Robert’s wife, Dena, is also a native of Avon Park, Florida. They have three children: a son, Davis, and two daughters, Ashlyn and Addison.
Reverend Jessica Asbell Oravec, Minister to Children and Families
Reverend Jessica Asbell Oravec has served as Minister to Children at First Baptist Roswell since July 2012. In October 2016, she became Minister to Children and Families. Jessica has served in various capacities in children’s ministry since 2004, when she was an intern at Highland Hills Baptist Church in Macon, Georgia. Jessica earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Mercer University and a Master of Divinity in Christian Education from the McAfee School of Theology. Jessica was ordained at First Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia and previously served as Associate Pastor for Children and Families at Winter Park Baptist Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. In her spare time, she writes curriculum and loves to read.
David Warren, Minister of Music and Worship
David Warren joined First Baptist Roswell as Minister of Music and Worship in February of 2022. David is a native of Richmond, VA, but is originally from Memphis, TN. He is a graduate of Carson-Newman University with a degree in Church Music, concentrating in Voice and Tuba, and a graduate of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University with a Master of Divinity, concentrating in Church Music and Conducting. Previously, David has served churches on staff in Tennessee, Texas, and Alabama and served congregations through PASSPORT Camps. Before coming to Roswell, He served as Interim Worship & Media Pastor at First Baptist Church in Maryville, TN, where he was licensed to the Gospel ministry. Frequently, David is invited as a guest worship leader at youth, college, and adult gatherings across the country. He maintains memberships in the American Choral Directors Association, the Choristers Guild, and The Hymn Society. Most importantly, David is married to Katie, who serves as an Elementary School Music Teacher.
Dr. Ron Bradley, Pastor Emeritus
Dr. Ron Bradley served as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Roswell for 16 years. Prior to joining First Baptist Roswell, Ron served as Pastor at Graefenburg Baptist Church and Scottsville Baptist Church in Kentucky and Killarney Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida. Ron is a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and earned his Masters of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Ron has been married to his wife, Cheryl for more than 35 years. Ron and Cheryl have two adult daughters, Amy and Amber, and three grandchildren.
Reverend Jane Martin, Organist
Jane has been playing the organ since she was 13 years old and holds degrees from both Florida State University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She served as Organist and Music Associate at Wieuca Road Baptist Church for thirty years and later served as both Music Associate and Minister of Music at Norcross First United Methodist Church.