Ministerial Staff

Bruce Schmidt

Senior Pastor


Bruce has served as the senior pastor of FBCG since 2014. A native of Tabor City, NC, he is a graduate of Old Dominion University and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Schmidt previously served as a medic in the 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army. He has also worked as a church planter for the International Mission Board in East Africa for 15 years, and has served churches in Tennessee, Georgia and Texas. He and his wife Martha have three children and five grandchildren.

Josh Phillips

Associate Pastor

Josh has been at FBCG as the Associate Pastor of Missions and Discipleship since March of 2009. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of South Carolina Upstate, and his Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Theological Seminary. He previously served as Pastor of Little Mountain Baptist Church in Wellford, SC. He and his wife Brooke have 3 children: Kate, Ava Grace, and Jack.


Kellan Mayfield

Student Minister


Kellan became the student minister at FBCG in May of 2016. He is a graduate of North Greenville University with a degree in journalism with a focus in visual arts. Kellan has worked with several youth-focused ministries, most notably Student Life in Birmingham, AL and Child Evangelism Fellowship in Spartanburg, SC. Kellan also serves Compassion International as an Event Director. He and his wife Megan live in Boiling Springs.


Carolyn Culbertson

Children’s Minister


Carolyn began serving at FBCG as children’s minister in June of 2017. She graduated from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, TN, with a degree in French and a minor in business. Carolyn has served with various organizations as an Event and Volunteer Coordinator, Image Consultant, and more, and was most recently employed by the ministry of Trail Life as the National Field Support and Membership Manager. She and her husband Rex have been married 35 years and have 3 children, all of whom are married.

Support Staff

Gaye Atkins                           Charlie Gainey                       Becky McAbee 

Financial Secretary             Facilities Manager              Nursery Manager


                    Harold Thompson                         Sherri Hyder

                Kitchen Manager                         Pianist