Thorsby First Baptist is a community of believers who strive to  Multiply Disciples who Love God Supremely & Love Others Selflessly.  We invite you to come worship with us  as we gather  together to declare the glory of the Lord and celebrate Jesus as King.


Pastoral Staff


 Marc Hodges, Pastor

Marc Hodges was called to serve as Pastor of First Baptist Church on November 13, 2011.  Bro. Marc has served in various capacities in the ministry serving as Associate Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Worship Leader in different church since graduating with a degree in Bible from Pensacola Christian College.  He also holds a Masters Degree from Liberty Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Va.  Bro. Marc’s passion is to people of all ages come to know Christ as personal Savior, and then develop a daily walk with Christ.  “O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.” (Psalm 34:3)  Bro. Marc and Tricia have three children. 

Justin Caton, Student Pastor

Justin Caton, raised in Jemison, Al, has been working with youth/college age groups since 2007 when he was called into the ministry. Since then, Justin has graduated from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies and is currently attending Southwestern Theological Seminary for his Masters in Theology . Justin and his wife, Bridget, have been married for 7 years and have a son. On January 8, 2012, our church called Justin to be our Youth Pastor.
Barry RoweDr. Barry Rowe, Minister of Music
Dr. Barry Rowe was called to serve as Minister of Music of Thorsby First Baptist Church on April 12, 2015.  Since 1989, he has served as Associate Pastor of Worship & Education, Minister of Music and Minister of Students.  He has served churches in Elmore, Walker, Autauga and Chilton Counties.  A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, Georgia, he holds a Doctorate of Religious Education degree.

Barry has a passion for music in worship that creates an atmosphere in which God’s Holy Spirit can work by incorporating a nice range into each service to meet the people at the point of need.  If you enjoy contemporary, hymns, or praise and worship you will find it in our services!   Barry is married to Annette; they have two children, Shea & Catherine.  His life verse is “My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.” Ps. 71:8 (NIV)