Sam Quick, Senior Pastor
Pastor Sam Quick is from Waycross, GA and was raised in a ministry family, the son of a traveling Evangelist, that traveled across the United States. He was saved at 9 years old and called into ministry at 25 years of age. He has been married to his wife Krystle for 14 years and they have 2 daughters, Marli (13) and Scarlett (9).
Prior to accepting his position as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church, St. Marys, Pastor Sam served as a youth pastor in Waycross for approximately 7 years and as a pastor for 6 years in Pierce County and in the SW GA town of Whigham. Pastor Sam has a Bachelor's from Liberty University and is currently pursuing a Master's in Pastoral Ministry from New Orleans Seminary. He has a passion to preach the Word of God and a love for the people of God.
Pastor Sam can be reached by email at PastorSamQuick@icloud.com.
Gary Smith, Associate Pastor, Music Ministry
Prior to joining FBC St. Marys, Gary Smith and his wife, Sharon, lived in Chatsworth, GA, the gateway to the Appalachians. He served as the Worship Pastor at FBC Chatsworth for 12 years. Prior to serving FBC Chatsworth, he served churches in Jacksonville, FL and Lawtey, FL. His experiences include leading worship for revivals and associational meetings, and directing the middle school choir and various ensembles at FBC Jacksonville. Gary served as the Vice-President of the Florida Baptist Convention Church Music Conference, was President of the 300 voice FBCJAX Chancel Choir and has also sung with the FBC Quartet and various ensembles and praise teams.
Gary felt the call to serve God through music and worship as a young man, and has faithfully followed that call as a layman, bi-vocationally and vocationally all his life. He has a heart for the church and encouraging others to worship God in spirit and truth.
Gary and Sharon have two daughters and four granddaughters, who all live in the South Georgia and North Florida area. Gary has degrees from the University of North Florida (BBA in Finance) and Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary (MA in Worship Studies.) Sharon is a gifted special education teacher and loves working with the youth at church. They are both certified scuba divers and love getting under the water when time allows.
Bro. Gary can be reached by email at Gary@FBCStMarys.com.
Marie Ulmer, Children's Ministry
Marie is a long-time resident of St. Marys, as she moved here when she was 2 years old. Although she grew up in the Methodist Church, she attended VBS at St. Marys First Baptist one summer. It was at that VBS, that she prayed to receive Christ. Later, after she was married and had 3 children, she called to enroll them in Vacation Bible School and asked if there was anything she could do to help. We always need help! She taught the 2 year old class that year and the rest is history.
Marie holds an advanced Preschool Teaching diploma through the Southern Baptist Convention and has taught in every age group either in VBS or Sunday School over the years and served as the VBS director. She joined us at First Baptist in 1988 as the Communication Secretary and later promoted to Administrative assistant. With her love for children, Marie has always been involved with the Children’s Ministry of our church.
In 2013, she “retired” as Administrative Assistant and accepted a “part time” position as Children’s Ministry Coordinator where she continues to serve today.
Marie can be reached by email at Marie@FBCStMarys.com.
Robin Bostic, Ministry Assistant
I am married to the love of my life, Mike Bostic and I am a Mother of three, Joshua, Sarah and Nathaniel, Grammie to 5, Aiden, Kaylan and Harper Vanderburg, and Morghan and Garrett Bostic and a puppy mommy to a French Bulldog named Peaches.
I gave my heart to Jesus in February of 2006, and I have not been the same since that day. I have been here at First Baptist for 14 years as Ministry Assistant. I thank God every day for the blessings that He has given me and my family, too many to mention and His grace overwhelms me every day. My life verse is Galatians 2:20.
Robin can be reached by email at Robin@FBCStMarys.com.