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

Posi­tion: Pas­tor

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)

Short Bio: 

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.





Name: Chester Proc­tor

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

Mar­ried: Tam­my

Chil­dren: Matthew, Ty

Favorite Bible Vers­es: 2 Corinthi­ans 6:18 And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daugh­ters, says the Lord Almighty.”

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.