Pastor Emeritus

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 Reverend William Kitchen – Pastor Emeritus

Serving First Baptist 1980-2010

William (Bill) Kitchen started his ministry at First Baptist Eatonton in 1980.  This was a couple of years after the church was burned and there was the need to replace the church.  His leadership was instrumental in completing a new church building, which is the current sanctuary.  During his thirty year ministry, Bill Kitchen touched the lives of countless people and led many to Christ.  During his ministry, he instituted the Deacon Family Ministry, initiated the Baby Dedication service and the Founder’s Day service.  He led the church in planning and building the Family Life Center and during his ministry, Stepping Stones Learning Center was started.  Under Bill’s leadership and his dedication, First Baptist Church was truly blessed.