Contact Us

  • Phone: (662) 842-1327
  • Email:
  • Meeting Address:
    300 N Church St
    Tupelo, MS 38804
  • Mailing Address:
    300 N Church St
    Tupelo, MS 38804

Service Times

  • Sunday: 8:15am, 9:45 am and 11am, 6pm

Our Staff


At First Baptist Tupelo...

We are blessed to have a staff that loves their God with all their heart and loves to work serving Him. If you need to talk to any of the staff, please call the office at 662.842.1327 or email them directly!

 Bro Matt

 Matt Powell // Pastor

Pastor Matt serves as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church, Tupelo. He started his ministry at First Baptist in May 2016. He has 13 years in ministry experience serving churches in Mississippi and Tennessee. Pastor Matt holds a degree from Mississippi College and will complete his degree at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in December 2016. Matt and his wife Andrea have two daughters and one son.




Ricky Young // Associate Pastor of Growing

Ricky Young is the Associate Pastor of Growing at First Baptist Church of Tupelo. He started his ministry here in July 2003 and has been in the ministry 29 years. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Mississippi College and a Master's degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ricky and his wife, Lori, have two daughters. 

Lee Allred // Associate Pastor of Serving & Supporting

Lee Allred joined the First Baptist staff in January 2009 as the Associate Pastor for Serving and Supporting Ministries. He is a Delta State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary graduate with a Master of Arts in Christian Education. Lee and his wife, Christine, have three children.

Shandy Dill // Student Pastor

Shandy Dill joined the FBC of Tupelo ministerial staff in 2013. He has served in student ministry for the last eleven years. He graduated from Blue Mountain College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and is currently working on a Master of Divinity in Leadership from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Shandy and his wife, Lindsey, have two daughters, Charlie and Mabrie.

Randy Wood // Associate Pastor of Music

Randy Wood has been the Worship Leader at First Baptist Church of Tupelo since February 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Music/Vocal Music Education from Mississippi State University. Randy has been in the music ministry for 43 years. He and his wife, Marilyn, have two daughters and five grandchildren.



Carrie DeVenny // Director of Children's Ministry

Carrie DeVenny is the Director of Children's Ministry at First Baptist Church of Tupelo. She joined the staff in May 2014. Carrie has a Bachelor's degree in Education from Samford University in Birmingham, AL. She is currently working toward the Masters of Art in Christian Education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Carrie has deep love for Children's Ministry with more than 20 years experience.

Luke West // Casual Worship Leader


Support Staff

David Hall, Director of Finances and Human Resources,

Christine Allred, Day School Director,

Twila McDaniel, Ministry Assistant,

Regina Harrell, Ministry Assistant,

Lisa Brown, Interim Ministry Assistant,

Millie Gillis, Interim Ministry Assistant,

Billy Nichols, Maintenance Staff

Kerry Barnes, Maintenance Staff

Debbie Holley, Food Service Coordinator

Frances Blackwell, Pianist

Sandy Coutoumanos, Organist