John Perryman Hodges, is Pastor of First Baptist Church, Salem, Arkansas, his hometown, where he has served the Lord since 1996. He has been married to Sandy, his high school sweetheart since August, 1981. They have two children, Joshawa who lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Carrie, and their children Finn and Piper; and daughter, Crystal who lives in Cabot, Arkansas with her husband Josh and their two children Brianna and Brooklyn.... Read more or contact

Tom Doty was called as Associate Pastor and Senior Adult Minister in April 2015.  Tom surrendered to the ministry March 13, 1964 at First Baptist Church Lake City, Arkansas.  He has pastored churches in Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana.   He is married to Brenda and they have four daughters.  Brenda is and has always been a strong supporter and help in Tom’s ministry.  Together they have served in music ministry and revival ministry along with Tom’s pastoral work... Read more or contact

Luke Humphries has served as youth pastor at Salem First Baptist Church since the fall of 2014. He and his wife, Sylvia, have two girls, Layla and Nora.After spending time in the Marine Corps, Luke earned a business degree from the University of Arkansas and then found his way back home to Fulton County. It was while working as a banker, God called Luke to the ministry... Read more or contact

Kelly Miller serves as Church Secretary since 2013. She is the married to Jason Miller, and they have three children Gabe, Maddie, and Elijah.