Our Staff

Dr. David B. Bishop


Pastor David received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in March of 1982 as a high school senior. He responded to God's call to ministry soon after and enrolled in Bible College. He met his wife, Beth, at New Orleans Baptist Seminary and proposed to her on the steps of the chapel. They were married in 1987.

After graduating seminary, Pastor David and Beth were appointed by the Home Mission Board, SBC, as Church Planter Apprentices to Salem, New Hampshire where their daughter, Lauren, was born. In 1994 God called the Bishops back to Mississippi so their daughter could know her grandparents. He served as pastor of churches in Mississippi from 1994 - 2022.

Pastor David's daughter, Lauren, and her husband, Daniel Barkley, moved to North Carolina in 2015 so he could attend Southeastern Baptist Seminary and she could attend the University of North Carolina. Both graduated and got good jobs in NC, creating a great distance between the family. When Lauren announced that she was expecting her first child, Pastor David and Beth felt led of the Lord to move to NC to be near their only grandchild. Pastor David and Beth are looking forward to many happy and fruitful years as pastor of First Baptist Church Eden.

Micah Haberer

Minister of Students

Micah Haberer was born on March 23rd 2002 and has grown up locally in Rockingham County. He has lived in Reidsville most of his life, but currently lives in Stoneville. He graduated from the Rockingham Early College High School in 2021 and currently attends Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary online. He received Christ at a young age and grew up in church. Micah served in student ministry as a volunteer for 4 years before answering the call to First Baptist Church in Eden. Micah has a heart for the next generation so that they might know the love of Jesus, grow in their love of God’s Word, and go tell the world of their savior.

Jill Martin Gauldin


I came to First Baptist Church as Secretary in May 2023. I was born and raised in Eden, NC. along with my four siblings, Pam (now deceased), Ginger, Sherry and Reggie. I married my high school sweetheart, (Peanut Gauldin), and I am blessed to have 3 children and 10 grandchildren. I was saved at a young age, but everyday with Jesus gets sweeter and sweeter. I look forward to serving First Baptist Church as God allows. My desire is to shine the light of Jesus, His grace, mercy and love to the people God puts in my path. God is my Rock!

Morris Brown


Morris Brown has worked at First Baptist Church for over 47 years!  Morris has always been a dedicated employee to everyone .  A kind and gentle man who is always willing to help in anyway he can .  Morris and his wife, Shirley were blessed with two children, Michael (deceased) and Felicia.  They have one grandchild, David.  According to Morris, working at First Baptist has been a joy and a pleasure!

Penny Wright

Music Director

Penny Wright serves as a Worship Leader at First Baptist Church of Eden.  Twelve years ago she and Greg Wright met and were married on the church lawn at FBC.  Education has been a very important part of her life.  After attending Piedmont Bible College where she acquired a concentration in Music, Penny continued her education at Averett University.  She received a Master's Degree in instruction and curriculum development.  Penny retired after 22 years of  teaching giving her additional time to devote to music and God.  Serving the Lord at First Baptist Church has truly been
been one of God's great blessings for Penny.  

Ruby Hinson


When entering our sanctuary you are most likely to meet a lady with the most beautiful bright blue eyes and a very endearing smile.  This would  be our church organist, Ruby.   Ruby Smith Hinson is such an amazing lady!  She started playing the organ at the young age of seventeen.

Ruby was one of four children. Her brother, Fred Smith, also attended First Baptist.  Ruby married James Hinson.  In addition to playing the organ, Ruby worked at First National Bank.  Though she and James did not have children, she certainly did love and adopt cats.  After moving to Stoneville, Ruby's love and compassion for animals, especially cats, continued to grow.

At 93 years young, Ruby Hinson's continued devotion to our Lord, her outstanding talent and generosity is and will be greatly respected by all!

Kim Frick


Although a Californian by birth and a former resident of numerous military bases while growing up, ( thank you for your years of service Dad), I will always claim North Carolina as my home.  Currently, my husband and I reside on a horse farm.  Also, I am looking forward to completing an apprenticeship program in December 2023.  Upon completion I will receive an optician's license.
However, my true love is the piano.  Forty-eight years ago I started piano lessons and absolutely fell in love.  I am thankful and humbled that God allows me to enjoy His creation of music!  Serving as a pianist at First Baptist Church of Eden continues to be a great pleasure!