Craig Bowman

Senior Pastor

PastorCraig@firstbaptistchurcheden.com

Craigwebsite

Pastor Craig received his B.A. from Mercer University and both his M.Div. and D.Min. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is passionate about seeing God’s Good News transform those experiencing bad news. His family is a place of great joy, he has a penchant for ice cream, and he can be swept away by a good narrative.  Pastor Craig desires everyone to know that Jesus is enough: enough Way to direct us in lostness, enough Truth to rescue us from deception, and enough Life to fill us abundantly.


Blake Oakley

Associate Pastor

PastorBlake@firstbaptistchurcheden.com

Pastor Blake

Pastor Blake received his B.A. from Wake Forest University and his M.Div. and Th.M. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  He enjoys painting word pictures of God’s love, guiding all into the great storyline of the Gospel message.  There almost isn’t any genre of music he doesn’t listen to, he’s always up for a good game of chess, and he appreciates an engaging conversation.  Pastor Blake seeks to foster missional community: a people united by Jesus, desiring to see their city flourish, willing to participate in God’s action.