Pastor: Tyler Chavis
Tyler was raised in Newhebron, MS. It was during his time there that Tyler surrendered his life to Christ and eventually surrendered his life to vocational ministry. He is a graduate of Jones County Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi, and he is slowly working toward being a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. During his time at USM and following his graduation, Tyler held a variety of jobs as he worked in different aspects of agriculture, the oil industry, and retail sales. He has also coached junior high athletics and taught middle school.
The Lord called Tyler and his wife, Brittany, to vocational ministry in 2010. He served as the Associate Pastor/Youth Minister at Newhebron Baptist Church (Lawrence County) and Pastor of White Oak Baptist Church (Smith County) prior to being called to serve as Pastor at Foxworth First Baptist Church in May of 2018.
Tyler and Brittany have 2 children (Jase and Jessa), but it is not uncommon for more children to be in their home as they have also served as foster parents.
Tyler enjoys spending time with family, reading, hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He counts it his joy to serve the Lord by serving the local church!
Youth Minister: Connor Crosby
A native of Brookhaven, Mississippi, God moved Connor to Foxworth in an interim capacity in December 2018 and then in to a permanent staff member in November 2019. He has severed numerous roles in ministry but loves nothing more than ministering to students. Connor loves giving announcements, telling stories, and serving the local church. His favorite passage comes from Daniel 3 with the story of Shadrach, Meshac, and Abednego. In his free time, Connor enjoys playing Fortnite, watching Southern Miss sports, and long walks on the beach. He mostly loves hanging out with students and is thankful for the gifts God gave him. Connor is currently pursuing a history degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is also pursuing ways to better manage his time. It’s a very time consuming process. Never hesitate to call or contact Connor. He would love to hear from you! firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister of Music: Donovan McComb