Many Minds, One Vision.
FPC Thomasville isn't built on a personality, but on people. Our team helps make FPC a place where everyone can belong and discover full life together.
Dr. TIM FILSTON
Tim is our Senior Pastor, serving primary roles as preacher, teacher, and leader. He grew up in North Carolina and met his Sweetheart of 20 years, Beth, in college. They have served churches in Houston, Orlando, and Chattanooga. They are the parents of triplets + 1, David, Jameson, Caroline, and Benjamin. Tim loves what he does in part because it puts him in the position to witness changed lives, before, during, and after. People have spotted him on the road, riding on a couple of skinny tires, wetting a line in a Smoky Mountain river, or altering the landscape of a golf course. Tim blogs at faithanddoubt.com where he demonstrates the relevance of faith in everything life throws at us.
Rev. Skylar Adams
Associate Pastor of Student and Family Ministries
Skylar is the Associate Pastor for Student and Family Ministries. He serves as coach, counselor, encourager, and equipper to students, their parents, and ministry leaders. He and his wife, Dori, are from North Carolina and parents to Eleanor (2) and Anna (newborn). Together they have served churches in St. Louis—where Skylar completed seminary—and Dallas. They enjoy dinner dates and streaming a good show. Skylar is also a fan of fresh coffee, a cold IPA, and golf.
Director of Christian Education
Elizabeth has been at FPC since June 2012. She is the Director of Christian Education, a position that encompasses all facets of FPC ministries, including adults, students, children, and preschool. Elizabeth loves what she does because she is passionate about teaching and sharing the Gospel and believes that her position here is fulfilling God's calling on her life.
Director of Casual Worship & Local Outreach Coordinator
Bryan is the Director of Contemporary Worship at First Presbyterian Church. He has a passion for music & worship and a desire to see lives changed through an encounter with Jesus. After graduating from Baylor University with a bachelors in Church Music and Vocal Performance, he attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN, where he received his masters in Church Music and Voice. As a Thomasville native, Bryan has a heart for reaching the local community for Christ. He cofounded the local non-profit, Inside Out Nation as well as Project Backyard, both of which reach hundreds of people with the gospel and helps serve those in need throughout the local community. We are thankful to have Bryan on the FPC Team!
Director of Accounting
Anna is our Director of Accounting. From tax preparation and accounting services to payroll and budgeting, she oversees all church financial matters with confidence and compassion. Born and raised in Thomasville, she earned her Business Administration degree and Accounting minor from Berry College. She and her husband, Charlie, met in Atlanta and have been married for 24 years. They have two girls, Abigail and Sarah. Aside from balancing the books and crunching numbers, she also enjoys traveling and reading. A warm light with a heart to serve, Anna is thankful for the opportunity to use her financial expertise to help FPC do what it is called to do.
Dr. IAIN QUINN
Director of Music and Organist
Dr. Quinn is an Associate Professor of Organ and Coordinator of Sacred Music at FSU. Born in Cardiff, Wales he moved to the USA in 1994 with a scholarship to The Juilliard School later studying at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He returned to the UK in 2009 to complete his PhD at the University of Durham. He has recorded thirteen CDs and published three books. His choral compositions are sung at churches throughout the USA. Iain and his wife Arianne have three children: Evan (12), Emily (4), Sophie (2).