The purpose of First Baptist Church of Mantachie, Mississippi is the advancement of the kingdom of Jesus Christ. It seeks to attain this goal through the public worship of God, the preaching of the Gospel, consistent Christian living by its members, personal evangelism, missionary endeavor, and Christian education.
Senior Pastor, Bro. David Long
Bro. David grew up, in and around the church, as a pastor’s kid in Moody, Alabama. The Lord saved his soul at the age of 8, and later called him to preach His Word at the age of 19. It was then that Bro. David began to realize that all the memory verses his mother taught him and all the sermons his dad preached each week were the building blocks that God had purposely placed in his life to equip him for the work of the ministry.
After graduating high school, Bro. David attended Fellowship Baptist College of Indiana where he earned a degree in Biblical Studies. Bro. David then returned home to Moody, Alabama and served as Youth Pastor in his home church where his dad served as Pastor.
Bro. David met Ashley in the fall of 2003 while his dad was preaching a revival at her home church in Maben, MS. Ashley was attending Mississippi State University at that time. After she graduated, David and Ashley were married on April 28, 2007. On November 23, 2008, David and Ashley welcomed their son Zachary into their family.
Bro. David has been privileged to serve in churches of different sizes, backgrounds, and locations (Alabama, Indiana, Texas, and Mississippi). This has helped to strengthen his personal walk with the Lord and has given him a clearer understanding of the commission that Jesus gave His followers to go into all the world, preach the gospel, and make disciples.
Youth Director - Bro. Brian Prochaska
Children's Director - Jodie Boyd
Church Secretary - Mrs. Debbie Hopper
Church Librarian - Vickey Dalton
Custodian - Lee Loden