First Baptist Dublin Staff


  • Dr. Cliff Morris

    Senior Pastor

    My Ministry: I have been shepherding and preaching at FBC for 20 years. I have a deep love for God's Word and a passion to teach it. I am highly involved in missions and currently serve on the board of directors for GospelLink, I am the Academic Dean at the Zambia International Bible College, and a Board Member at Brewton-Parker College. 


    My Education: I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, my Master of Divinity from Columbia International University, and my Doctorate of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.


    My Family: My wife, Wendi, and I have three grown boys (Nathan, Andrew, and Peter). 



  • Jonathan peacock

    Associate Pastor of music

    My Ministry: I believe that biblically and theologically sound worship is centered on God and structured on the Gospel. It demands a daily sacrifice of all that the believer is and has, so that ultimately, honor and glory would be brought to God’s name alone. My prayer is that we would faithfully follow the instructions given in Colossians 3:16-17, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."


    My Interests: Within music itself, I love to create hymn and worship song arrangements for piano, handbells, and orchestra. Outside of music, I enjoy photography, traveling, and spending time with my friends and family.


    My Education: I received my Bachelor of Arts in Music from Truett McConnell University and am completing my Master of Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.


    My Family: I am originally from Alma, GA. My parents are James and Denise Peacock.


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  • WIL FASON

    ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF YOUTH

    My Ministry: I desire to reach students with the good news of the Gospel, to equip them to become mature disciples and disciple-makers, and to send them out on mission through the local church. Our ministry seeks to create an environment where students have the opportunity to encounter Jesus, make meaningful relationships, and mobilize their lives for the sake of Christ.


    My Interests: I love spending time with my family. I enjoy good coffee, books, music, and movies. I enjoy UGA Football and the Atlanta Braves. I love almost anything outdoors. 


    My Education: I received a Bachelor of Science in Education from The University of Georgia and a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 


    My Family: I married my wife, Babbs, in July 2012. We have one son, Hatcher, who was born in March 2016 and we are expecting a daughter, Hadley, in November 2018. 



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  • jared poulton

    Associate pastor of children & families

    My Ministry: I desire to lead a holistic family ministry at First Baptist Dublin. It is God's design for families, parents and children to be the primary means of spreading his glory throughout the earth (Gen 1:26-27). Now God has given the church the task of faithfully transmitting the Gospel which has once for all been delivered to the saints (Jude 3) throughout the generations until Christ returns. My desire is to support the children and families of First Baptist Dublin in ministering the Word through preaching, teaching, programs and biblical counseling to the spiritual and relational needs of the different rhythms of family life. I also am involved with the education of students in Ambassador International University in Zambia. 


    My Interests: I enjoy meeting people for coffee and inviting people into our home. I love watching and playing football and supporting the Clemson Tigers. I enjoy family time, blogging/writing, playing guitar and discussing current issues. I enjoy reading theology and church history while also studying issues related to Biblical counseling. 


    My Education: I was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia International University and a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I am currently pursuing a Ph. D. in Biblical Counseling at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 


    My Family: My wife Kerry and I were married in June 2012. Our children include our daughter Riley, born in March 2015, and our son Oliver, born in April 2017. Our family is completed by our Labrador Retriever, Bailey.


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  • BOB TARPLEY

    DIRECTOR OF SENIOR ADULTS

    My Ministry: Visit and minister to shut ins, nursing homes, and hospitals. I plan activities, programs, trips and monthly friendship luncheons for the seniors of our church. 


    My Interests: My family and my church, Duke University basketball, Georgia football, Promise of Hope(women's ministry),Celebrate Recovery ministry. 


    My Education: Graduated from Dublin Highschool (1950) Graduated from Georgia Military College (1952) Graduated from University of Georgia (1956)


    My Family: I have 3 sons and 1 daughter, 7 grandchildren. Most of my family lives in North Carolina, the rest here in Georgia. 


  • Michelle Baggett

    First Learning Center director

    My Ministry: My ministry as First Learning Center Director is to disciple and educate children. As a leader and teacher, I have the privilege of nourishing the hearts and minds of boys and girls as they participate in the daily activities prepared for them both educationally and socially.


    My Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family. In my spare time, I love conducting Bible studies, reading, and digging into Scripture.


    My Education: I am a 1988 graduate of East Laurens High School. I began my studies at Middle Georgia State College and graduated in 2005. I completed my education at Mercer University graduating in 2007 with my Bachelors of Human Services, minoring in Early Childhood Education.


    My Family: I have been married to my husband, Robbie Baggett for 25 years. We have four children: Jake McCrimmon, who is currently serving our country in the United States Marine Corp. He is stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Dylan Baggett, he is a Small Engine Mechanic at Meyers Equipment in Dublin. Mallory Baggett is a server at Ruby Tuesday’s. She will begin college in the fall at Oconee Fall Line. And last, but not least, Brayden Baggett, attends East Laurens Elementary and is going into the 4th grade. 

  • jane asbell

    secretary

    My Ministry: My ministry is to the church family. I serve as office receptionist, as well as supervise and administer the clerical needs of the church family and the church staff. 


    My Interests: Serving God through my church; spending time with my family and friends; enjoying my grandchildren; and reading.


    My Family: I am married to Earl Asbell. We have a wonderful family that consists of: our daughter, Vicki and her husband, Chris and their 2 precious children, Victoria and Michael; and our son, Ash and his wife, Amanda and their 3 precious children, Chandler, Caitey Jane, and Colbey Grace.


  • darlene daniel

    financial secretary

    My Ministry: My ministry is to record and help manage the church's finances, as well as handle other administrative needs. 


    My Interests: My church, reading and football, especially the Georgia Bulldogs


    My Family: I am married to Kenny and we are blessed to have Kassie, our daughter. She is a Physician Assistant at Fairview Medical Group Orthopaedics and is married to her husband Bill. We also have a very spoiled cocker spaniel, Josie.