Meet the Pastors of the DBA
And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge & understanding. Jeremiah 3:15
Name: Ricky Cummings
Church: First Baptist Church Vidalia
Married to: Kristy Helen Craven
Children: Noah (11), Joshua (9), and Creed (2)
Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 2:2 (ESV) For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
Favorite Songs: Even If by Mercy Me
Interesting Fact: I have a twin brother (Ray Cummings) who is also a pastor (Golden Acres Baptist Church — Phoenix City, AL)
Graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from William Carey University — played baseball there
Graduated with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Southern MS
Chemistry Professor at William Carey University for 9 years.
Began preaching full time.
Received MDIV, Th.M, and Ph.D in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Began at FBC Vidalia in October of 2016.
Church: Smith Street Baptist Church
Married to: Heather (Bevan) Proctor
Children: Andrew and Ava
Favorite Bible Verse: Galatians 1:10 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Favorite Songs (At least one Christian & one secular): Where I Belong (Building 429), As the Deer (Hymn), Waiting for a Star to Fall (Boy Meets Girl)
Interesting Fact: I have been in radio almost 20 years and currently host a daily morning news show, regionally syndicated weekly biblical advice show , football scoreboard show on Friday nights, and call baseball play by play for Robert Toombs Christian Academy.
Short Bio: I am a 2000 graduate from Vidalia Comprehensive High School. He holds a B.S. in Business Management from Western Governors University and Masters of Arts Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.) with a concentration in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. I was ordained in October 2007 at Alston Baptist Church, where I served as pastor for over three years. I have also served as Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor before joining Smith Street Baptist Church in 2014, I has written the book, Game Changers: Understanding Effective Church Membership.
When I am not spending time with my family or on my boat fishing, I enjoy working at Vidalia Communications Corporation (WYUM-FM, WTCQ-FM and WVOP-AM) where I got my start in radio broadcasting nearly 20 years ago and continue it, on the side, to this day.
Name: Billy Folsom
Church: Cross Timbers Baptist Church
Children: Matthew, Ty
Favorite Songs: A Wonderful Savior
Interesting Fact: Served on White House duty under two presidents while in the USMC.
Short Biography: I was raised in north Florida. After completion of high school worked odd jobs and met my wife on a blind date. Joined the USMC in 1989 and discharged in 1995. I have traveled all over the US. I was saved at an evangelistic event held in an elementary school at age sixteen. I have bee ordained for about nine years now and am currently at my first church as pastor. It is a lot of work but I am loving it.