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Who We Are

The Leadership Team

Dr. Steven Ruff

Senior Pastor

Pastor Steven Ruff came to First Baptist Perry in August of 2017. He grew up in Mayo, Florida. He has been serving for the past eight years as Senior Pastor of Port Royal Baptist Church in Beaufort, South Carolina. Prior to that, Steven was the Senior Pastor of Lakeside Baptist in Perry. He served in the Marine Corps and as a Correctional Officer in Mayo, Florida. Pastor Steven has completed his doctoral work from Covington Theological Seminary and will graduate in late July. He and his wife Terri have one adult son, Jordan, who is currently serving in the Marine Corps, stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Pastor Steven enjoys reading and writing and frequently shares his thoughts on missions, ministry, the church, and the Christian faith on his blog, The Road Less Traveled located at

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Matt Robinson

Family Pastor

Matt was born in Birmingham, AL, and graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. He joined the First Baptist team in 2013. As Student Pastor, he works with students from sixth grade through college. He and his wife Danielle have one daughter.

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Sherry develops, organizes, implements and coordinates children’s ministries, for kids (birth through grade five.) Sherry is a Perry girl, who married her high school sweetheart. They have a daughter and two grandchildren.

Sherry's email is

Krista Hathcock

Pastor's Secretary

Krista creates the communications for FBC, keeping members in touch with one another. To receive a periodic First Baptist update with prayer list, contact Krista. Her email is

Lee Martin

Financial Secretary

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