Our Staff

Kenny Rawls

Senior Pastor

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Pastor Kenny’s goal is to communicate the love, forgiveness, grace and mercy that can be found in Jesus Christ. He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Sharon have twin daughters that are both married, a son that is in college, and three grandchildren. He loves the outdoors, reading, and visiting with people. He is a former EMT-Paramedic, Fire Chaplain, and Air Force veteran. Pastor Kenny is passionate about leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Michael Payton

Minister Of Worship and Education 

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Michael, His wife Jessica, and their children: Kimberly, Elizabeth, Ethan, and Jaxon moved to Hamlin to begin serving at FBC in September of 2018. Shortly afterward they celebrated the birth of their fifth child, Miranda.  Michael has served in a wide range of worship centered ministries over the past twelve years and is passionate about writing worship songs as well. Michael’s passion is using music and anything else he can to share the joy that comes with serving a loving God and to bless His people.  “The music time in a service is not a time where we seek an experience, but rather, it’s a time where we seek God and reflect on His Grace, His Love, and His Majesty. If we do that, it will end up being quite the experience anyways!” Michael leads an energetic and joyful choir, the Sunday worship musicians, and also heads up the youth praise band, the tech/media ministry, and the drama ministry. If you love to worship with others at church and want to be a part of it, even if you don’t think you have the skills, let Michael know and we will see if we can find a place for you to get involved!


Lisa Oliver

Ministry Assistant

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Lisa graduated high school from Hamlin in 2004 and moved back in 2008 with her husband Blake. They have one daughter, Preslie who is 9 and one son Jansen who is 4. They joined FBC in February of 2010 and she  started as the Ministry Assistant in February of 2012. Lisa loves her position at FBC Hamlin and is ready to help with any questions or anything that you need!