First Baptist Church Quitman
Monday, June 26, 2017
Sharing Christ Serving Our Community


Rev. Chris Hilliard, his wife Elisabeth
Lead Pastor
Pastor Chris Hilliard has been the pastor at First Baptist since November 2011. His hometown was Richmond Hill, Georgia before he headed off to college. He attended Baptist College of Florida and then transferred to Columbia International University (Bible College) where he obtained a Bachelors of Science in Bible/Youth Ministry (double major) in 1998. While there he met his wife Elisabeth (B.S Bible/Youth Ministry 2000) and they were married in June 2000. They have three sons and five daughters.
Pastor Chris began preaching at the age of 17 and has served as a youth pastor (in TN, IL) and pastor (NC, GA). Some of his favorite things in life are reading biographies, traveling, apple pie, hanging out with the family and his favorite book of the Bible is Proverbs.
Rev. Steve Shierling, his wife Tami
Youth Minister
Rev. John Davis, his wife Jeanette
Minister of Music
Rev. John Davis has been serving churches bi-vocationally and full-time since 1980. He has served churches in California, Texas, South Carolina, and now resides in Valdosta Georgia, where he serves at FBC Quitman.
He has received his Graduate Diploma in Church Music (1997) and his Master’s of Music degree (1998) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
John is married to Jeanette (1980) and they have two wonderful children.
Cathy Williford
First Baptist Church Quitman Administrative Assistant
Cathy is married to Louie Williford (1983) and they have 4 sons; Stacy, Jeremy, Eric and Zack. She was born in Quitman and has lived
here her whole life. She accepted Jesus as her savior when she was a child and has been an active member of First Baptist since 1984.
She has been employed at First Baptist since 1985. She loves to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys being able to help others. And her motto is to always strive to do everything as if she were doing it for the Lord, Colossians 3:23.
Barbara Williamson
Financial Secretary
Barbara Williamson has served as First Baptist Financial Secretary since 1982. She serves in other capacities such as helping 
with Wednesday Night Fellowship meals, organizes an annual Ladies of Luxury (LOL) event and has participated in our missions 
to Peru. Her community involvement includes volunteering at the Refuge of Hope. 
, Organist
Debbie Ley, her husband Billy
Debbie was raised in a Christian home and she herself accepted Christ at an early age. She grew up with a love for music, learned to play piano and guitar. Debbie has dedicated her talents to the Lord. She married Billy in 1968 and they have two daughters and one son. They have been blessed with eight lovely grandchildren. Debbie served in a sister church as pianist for many years before joining First Baptist Church in February of 2003. She continues to serve the Lord faithfully at First Baptist Church.