Blaine Allen- Pastor
Family – Married to the best, Debbie, a Proverbs 31 wife! Proud father of three children and grateful to call their spouses 'family;' Poppi to three more. Click to see our backyard hang out with the grands
Education – B.S. in Math Education (University of Alabama, Roll Tide!); Master of Theology in Bible Exposition (Dallas Theological Seminary); Doctor of Ministry (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary)
Interests – Writing (author of three books), reading, and keeping up with news and cultural trends; big fan of the Bulldogs, Tide and Jacksonville Jaguars
Gifts – Teaching, Discernment, and Encouragement
Mark Hurst- Minister of Music & College
Family - Married since 1982 to Diane, best friend and college sweetheart from Henderson State University; Diane is employed in various capacities with the Starkville School District, and daughter Chrissy works at the Starkville Library.
Background- Served churches in Mount Ida and Hot Springs, AR bi-vocationally while working in management. God's faithfulness and sovereignty orchestrated circumstances that led to the move from Arkansas in July, 2009 to join the staff at Faith. Loving life in Starkville!
Interests- Hanging out with family & students, technology, yard work, college sports, music (duh!)
Favorites- Bulldogs and Razorbacks (which order depends on who is playing who), rocky road, expository Bible study, snow, Chris Tomlin, Apples to Apples, barbecuing, road trips, mountains
Gifts - Shepherding, Exhortation, Leadership
Life Verses - Romans 8:28; Proverbs 27:17
Shelley Addy- Administrative Assistant
- Married high school sweetheart, Noel, in 1972. Has two grown sons, Noel and Matthew. Has two dogs, Heidi and Monroe. Extended family lives in Arizona.
Background - Grew up a "military brat" and enjoyed living in Texas, Japan, Indiana, Hawaii, and Arizona. Met Noel in Arizona. Moved to Florida, then to Texas, and settled in Starkville in 1991. Became a member of Faith Baptist in 1991, and became part of the staff in 1992.
Interests - Latest interest is quilting. Loves dogs, and has a Doberman Pinscher and a Pitbull. Also enjoys many genres of music including Big Band, Doo Wop, Rock and Roll, Classic Rock, and Classical to name a few. Likes to research ancestry, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Gifts - Encouragement, Administration, Mercy, Service
Mark Griffin- Facilities Support Staff
Family - Mark is one of three children. He has a brother, Tracy, who lives in California. He also has a sister, Sarah Katherine, who is married and lives in Alabama with her husband Jerry, and their two children Kathleen and Ryan. Mark and his mother live in Starkville.
Background - Mark was born and raised in Starkville, and is a graduate of Starkville Academy. After graduating high school Mark worked for his dad (formerly an optometrist here in Starkville), attended MSU, and worked several different jobs before joining the staff at Faith in 1988.
Interests - Mark is a fan of Old TV Shows and enjoys watching Me TV. He also enjoys caring for the lawn at his home, and hiking.