Jack McCarty, Senior Pastor

For over 30 years, Jack ministered as a dynamic and loving Youth Pastor. Through Jack’s giftedness and love for the younger generation, God has changed the lives of hundreds of teens.  In fact, Jack was Youth Pastor of First Baptist a decade ago.  In October 2011, Jack returned as our Senior Pastor to First Baptist Huntsville.  Jack’s passion is to mobilize and equip people through discipleship. Dozens of those he has discipled over the years have followed the Lord into ministry.  In addition to pastoring First Baptist, Jack is husband to Janice and they have two adult children, Josh McCarty and Jessica King, both following God’s call to be involved in full-time ministry.  They are also the proud grandparents of six grandchildren – Cason, Paxton, Kinsley, and Paisley McCarty and Truett and Silas King.  You can reach Jack by email:

Jana Ramirez, Ministry Assistant
Behind any successful church staff is a person gifted in administration and organization. Jana is a tremendous asset to First Baptist and we are so thankful to have her.  She has been a member of FBC since the 4th grade, originally from Utah, she and her family moved here to be close to her Grandmother. Jana is a 3rd generation who has held this very same position within the church. She is active as an AWANA Sparks Secretary along with her husband Gilbert and they keep busy with church activities, 3 grown children and their 4 grandchildren Boston(20), Addyson(16), Serenity(14) and Maks(13).  Proverbs 16:3  “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established”  She is normally in the office Monday thru Thursday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. You can reach Jana  by email at


Debbie Whiteley, Financial Secretary

Debbie competently oversees the church finances and we appreciate the knowledge & expertise she brings to this position. She is available on Mondays only from 9am to 5pm.  You can reach Debbie by email at

Wes May, Associate/Student Pastor

God called Wes and his family to our church three years ago as student pastor and associate pastor. Wes is gifted not only by allowing the Lord to speak through him while preaching but also through music. He leads Worship Sunday mornings as well as leading Refuge Student Ministry Wednesday nights. Wes has a great support system at home with wife Natasha, & children Esther, Judah & Enoch who are very involved with homeschooling, church activities & his ministry. You can reach Wes by email at or 479.325.8644.