Dr. Doug broome

Senior PastoR


Dr. Doug Broome was called to serve as Senior Pastor of FBC Natchez in March 2008. He has served over thirty years in pastoral ministry, having also pastored churches in Brookhaven, Waynesboro, and Yazoo City.  Bro. Doug holds an undergraduate degree from Mississippi College and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. An avid reader, runner, and cyclist, Bro. Doug is also an accomplished track and cross country coach. Additionally, he is involved in the Natchez community, taking part in local events such as Angels on the Bluff and the Historic Natchez Tableaux. Bro. Doug is joined in ministry by his wife, Gwenette. They have one adult son, Bradley.  

Dr. Broome served as the President of the Mississippi Baptist Convention from 2015-2017.

Dr. Matt Martin

Associate Pastor

Discipleship & Young Adults


Matt joined the staff of FBC in 2018.  He had previously served as Pastor of the Baptist Church in Ovette, MS.   In addition to serving as Associate Pastor, Matt is a guitarist in the Praise Band and develops original videos to promote church-related activities on social media and during worship services. In 2020, Matt completed his PhD in Biblical Counseling from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Memphis TN. 

Matt and his wife, Melanie, have 4 children. 

Jason Burnett

Children's Minister


Jason Burnett joined the staff of FBC on October 1, 2017.   A native of Arkansas and a graduate of Williams Baptist College, he received his Bachelors degree in church music before attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans.  At NOBTS he received a Master's degree in Church Music.  He and his wife, Suzanne, organized and ran the Camp Nola Kidz summer camp for children.  He has served as Assistant Children's Minister at FBC New Orleans prior to joining the staff at FBC, Natchez.

Derrick Burt

Director of Music Ministries


For over 30 years, Derrick has led churches to worship The Lord through music.  He has served as Worship Leader and choir director at Pine Lake Church and Jackson Revival Center before joining the staff of FBC in 2014.  In addition to his role as Worship Leader, Derrick has frequently been the guest soloist at special events such as the Inauguration of Governor Haley Barbour, the Southern Baptist Convention, and was the musical coordinator and performer for the Presidential visit of President George W. Bush at the Mississippi Coliseum.  He enjoys tennis and spending time with his wife Kim and their two children, Jillian and Derrick II.   His greatest passion is spreading the good news of Jesus.

Debbie Foster

First Baptist Church Administrator


Debbie serves as FBC's Administrator.  She has been a member of the church staff since 2003.  Before serving in her current role, Debbie served as Financial Secretary and Music Secretary.  She is a graduate of UL-Monroe.  She worked for a number of years in the travel industry, serving as a manger of several travel agencies and was owner/operator of a rental car agency.  Debbie is married to Forrest and they have three children:  Ashley, Taylor, and Alex, and three grandchildren.  She enjoys riding motorcycles, reading, and spending time with her family.

Tanya Fisher

Church Secretary


Tanya joined the FBC staff as Church Secretary in 2009.  She provides administrative and ministry support to the Senior Pastor, maintains the church calendars, and provides support to FBC's education ministry.  Before joining the FBC staff, Tanya worked for several years as a teacher at Jefferson Street Methodist Preschool and Trinity Episcopal School in Natchez.  She has been a member of FBC since 1981.  She loves spending time with her three adult children:  Michael, Michelle, and Andrew, and her grandchildren.

jody smith

Maintenance Supervisor


A long-time member of First Baptist Church, Jody joined the staff as Maintenance Supervisor in 2018.  He is the father of 3 children and is actively involved in coaching and supporting them in athletics and other activities.  Jody is a member of the Sanctuary Choir where he uses his God-given talent to lead in praising God through song.  


Music Secretary


Terry joined the staff as Music Secretary in 2016.    She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, UMMC School of Allied Health Professions, and received an MBA degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.  She worked for a number of years in the health care field  and later taught at Copiah Lincoln Community College.  A member of FBC since 1982, she leads a ladies' Sunday School Class,  and participates in the Sanctuary Choir.  Terry and her husband Spencer enjoy spending time with their two daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren.  

Linda heard, Organist

Linda has served as Church Organist since 1994.   Linda holds a bachelors degree in music education from the University of Southern Mississippi, with a major emphasis in organ and minor emphasis in voice and piano.  She has served as a public high school music educator, and has taught music locally at Trinity Episcopal Day School.   Linda and her husband Franklin have three children and twelve grandchildren.  She enjoys music, fishing, baseball, cross-stitch, Bible study, and spending time with her family.

Judy Mason, Pianist

Judy has been a member of FBC and served as our Church Pianist since 2007.  She accompanies the adult choir and  plays for worship services and special events.   She has been a member of the faculty at Adams County Christian School since 1990.  In her leisure time, Judy serves as a cheerleading coach at ACCS, and she enjoys music and spending time with her two adult children and families.

Floyd gardner

Sound Technician

Floyd has worked with the sound system at FBC for over a decade.   He  and his wife, Susan, are long-time members of FBC.    Floyd is also involved in community productions that require sound  management.