Meet the Staff


Pastor: Dr. John Keller
Dr. Keller has served First Baptist Church Hilton Head Island for over 23 years and preaches directly from the Word of God, helping everyone to know the Lord better. He ministers to our local congregation, community and beyond the walls of our church.

Minister of Music and Education: Rev. Richard Wade
Richard Wade leads our music programs and coordinates all of our educational opportunities. He directs the Sanctuary and Handbell choirs and assists those leading the Children’s Choir. He also oversees all of our educational programs.
P:  843-785-4478

Minister of Family Ministries: Rev. Chuck Workman

Chuck Workman oversees our children's programs and works with our middle and high school students during Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. He also directs CORE, a study for parents helping them to connect better with their children as they learn about the Lord’s will for their lives.
P:  843-415-3898

 Director of Children’s Sunday School: Anna Garduce

Anna Garduce is a part-time Children's Director, leading our children's programs, Sunday School, Awana, Vacation Bible School, etc.  

P: 803-727-856

Director of Business: Mary Hayes
Mary Hayes takes care of our church’s business plan and manages our finances. All questions regarding finance should be addressed to her.
P:  843-785-4478

Ministry Assistant: Lynda Hopkins
Lynda Hopkins has served as Ministry Assistant to our church for 25 years. She is the pastor’s secretary, assists church staff, and organizes special events. 
P:  843-785-4478

 Receptionist: Paulette Gardner
Paulette Gardner is usually the first voice that you hear when you call our church. She can help you with information about our church or direct you to the staff person. Contact Paulette to make your reservations for Wednesday Night Dinner and Special Events.
P:  843-785-4478

Welcome to First Baptist

Our Mission Statement:
Our Mission at First Baptist Church Hilton Head Island is to present the Lord Jesus Christ, through the Bible, so that people may come into this fellowship, to love Him, to serve Him and to share Him with all people.


9:00 AM - Coffee Fellowship, Family Life Center

9:15 AM - Sunday School for All Ages

10:30 AM -Worship Service in the Sanctuary

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Awana Registration Forms

Please click the Ministries tab, choose Children’s Ministry from the drop-down menu, then select "Awana and Children's Choir" for information and a link to the Awana registration form.


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