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About Greenup First Baptist Church

A Note from Our Pastor...

Jeanette and I count it one of God's greatest joys in our lives to minister to His children at First Baptist.  The loving spirit in this church is truly a picture of God's love for mankind in giving Christ for us.  We commit to each other to continue sharing that love with our community, our Commonwealth, and our world.  God has seen us through valleys and on to mountaintops, but whatever happens in the life of His church...The Cross Still Stands.


                                                              Sincerely yours,

                                                              Eternally His, 

                                                              Dr. Thomas J. Melvin, Pastor

Our Beliefs

The purpose of our church is to spread the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ throughout all the world; to encourage individual worship among its members; to conduct public worship and other religious services; and to perform the usual and ordinary functions of a New Testament Missionary Baptist Church.

For a complete listing of our Articles of Faith, please click here.

More About our Pastor, Dr. Thomas J. Melvin


Dr. Thomas J. Melvin, better known to us as "Pastor Tom", has been happily serving as pastor of Greenup First Baptist Church for the past 26 years.  A lifelong resident of Greenup County, Tom attended Boyce Bible College and Seminary Extension (representing the six seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention) with a degree in pastoral ministries.  He received his Doctorate of Theology from Andersonville Baptist Seminary in Camilla, Georgia in 1998. 


Tom accepted the call to preach in July 1978; his first pastorate was at Oldsteam Missionary Baptist Church.  After serving there nearly ten years, he was then called to Danelyton Baptist Church where he served four years.  He was then called to Hyland Heights Baptist Church in Catlettsburg where he served another four years.  In 1997, he accepted the call to serve as pastor of our church.


Tom has served on several committees within the Greenup Baptist Association and Kentucky Baptist Convention.  Locally, he works with the City of Greenup's "Shop with a Cop" Christmas program, serves on the Old Fashioned Days Committee, and serves as Chaplain of the Greenup Fire Department. 


Tom and his wife, Jeanette, reside in Raceland. They have one daughter, Melissa (Andy) Hutchinson, two granddaughters, Miranda Hutchinson and Josie (Cody) Rawlins, and a great-grandson on the way. 

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