Support Staff

Al Willis

Al was hired as Church Business Administrator in January 2014 and oversees four key areas of ministry: Finance & Business, Property & Grounds, Human Resources and General Administration, including all non ministerial staff.  In 2010, Al retired after 37 years from UPS, INC, where he served as a business manager out of the Chicago Regional […]

Juli Perstrope

Juli joined our team in January 2013 to help guests and members get connected into our church family. She oversees the First Impressions Team, church outreach, and the FBC101 class. She also coordinates details for events and helps in areas of media and communication.

Jim Finch

Jim is in charge of anything electronic at First Baptist Church. He schedules the Tech Team on all audio and video assignments each month, maintains all video and audio equipment and trains new volunteers on the operation of the equipment. He updates our website, Facebook page and Livestream site. Jim also keeps our church sign […]

Melanie Richardson

Melanie began working as Administrative Assistant in 2016. She can assist you with any questions concerning the membership and general overall operation of the church. She is responsible for coordinating the church calendar and use of facilities. Melanie can be contacted Monday through Friday.

Denise Kopp

Denise began working part-time in our Financial Department in 2009. She became our full time Financial Secretary in 2014. She has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Memphis. Denise and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1986 and have 3 children and 1 granddaughter. She loves working with the people here […]

Vicki Pickens

Vicki joined our staff in April 2017 in Accounts Payable. She was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas and moved to St. Charles in 1962. She met her husband Danny on a blind date and they were married on June 12, 1976. They have 4 children, and the 3 oldest are married. They have been blessed with 11 grandchildren. She has been […]