Meet the Staff


Pastor: Dr. John Keller
Dr. Keller has served First Baptist Church Hilton Head Island for almost 20 years and preaches directly from the Word of God, helping everyone to know the Lord better. He ministers to our local congregation and community and beyond.
P:  843-785-4478

Minister of Music and Education: Rev. Richard Wade
Richard Wade leads our music programs and coordinates all of our educational opportunities. He directs the Sanctuary and assists those leading the Children’s Choir. He also oversees all of our educational programs including Sunday School, Wednesday Night and Weekday Ministries.
P:  843-785-4478

Minister of Youth: Rev. Chuck Workman
Chuck Workman works with our middle and high school students during Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. He also directs a study one Sunday night a month with youth and their parents helping them to connect with one another better as they learn about the Lord’s will for their lives. He also works as a nurse. He is currently pursuing a seminary degree and is Camp Director and Area Representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 843-785-4478 or P:  P:  843-415-3898

Director of Children’s Ministries: Lisa Richardson
Being a mother herself, Lisa Richardson understands the importance of teaching children about the love of Jesus and directs our Children’s Sunday School, Awana, Vacation Bible School, guiding children in a loving manner so they can come into a relationship with Jesus Christ.  
P:  843-842-5437

Director of Business: Mary Hayes
Mary Hayes takes care of our church’s business plan and manages our finances. All questions regarding finance should be addressed to her.
P:  843-785-4478

Ministry Assistant: Lynda Hopkins
Lynda Hopkins has served as Ministry Assistant to our church for 21 years. She is the pastor’s secretary and assists and church the staff where needed.
P:  843-785-4478

 Receptionist: Paulette Gardner
Paulette Gardner is usually the first voice that you hear when you call our church. She can help you with information about our church or direct you to the staff person that can give you the information you request.
P:  843-785-4478

 Kitchen Coordinator: Jan Shoffner
Jan Shoffner has directed our Wednesday night dinners for several years, planning menus and cooking delicious meals for not only Wednesday night, but for our special events also. Her meals are always nutritious and delicious and a great value for the money
P:  843-785-4478

Welcome to First Baptist

First Baptist Church of Hilton Head Island is a growing community of faith that is committed to presenting the Lord Jesus Christ, through the Bible, so that people may come into our fellowship to love Him, to serve Him, and to share Him with all people.

We are glad you have found us and hope that you will take the time to discover the unique opportunities we have available to you here.


 9:00 AM - Classic worship in the Sanctuary

10:15 AM - Sunday School

11:15 AM - Modern Worship in the Family Life Center  

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Vacation Bible School

Discover Vacation Bible School. Click the Ministries tab above, then Children's Ministry, then Vacation Bible School.

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