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Bishop Dr Aaron D McCall - Senior Pastor -

Bishop Dr. Aaron D. McCall is God's visionary for First Missionary Baptist Church, affiliated with the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, located in a small, but blessed town called Hayneville, AL. Serving as senior pastor since July 2000, and his faithful obedience to God has taken the First Baptist Congregation from glory to glory. The membership is growing the church is regenerated and focused on its mission. Dr. McCall's uncompromising and bold teaching of God's Word is changing the lives of people throughout the nation and soon the world. To accommodate this new growth, plans are under way to construct a 9,200 sq. ft. worship/teaching center and a family life facility.


With Pastor McCall's leadership several new ministries have been established here at First Baptist; to include, the Women of Vision Ministry designed to minister to the whole woman, the Men of Vision- God's design for manhood, Children of the Promise-Youth Outreach to name but a few. Pastor McCall continues to equip us to become all that God will have us to be.


Educationally, Dr. McCall has earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Tuskegee Institute (University), bachelor of Theology from Selma University, Masters of Public Administration Degree from Auburn University, Montgomery, Masters of Human Resource Management Degree from Troy State University, Montgomery. Dr. McCall has received many honors, to include twice being recognized by the Alabama Governor's office.


In 1994 Dr. McCall was a founding member of the Alabama Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship serving as the first Adjutant (Director of Protocol). He now serves the state as Director of Evangelism.


Many are blessed through the various ministry venues Pastor McCall travels and ministers, and generations are changed because of his passion for mentoring youth, men and pastors. Through his giftings, people are discovering their destinies and walking therein. Because of the anointing on his life, Dr. McCall has a close relationship with key leaders in religious as well as political arenas which allow him to advance the kingdom of God on a whole new level.

Dr. McCall lives by the motto:

"If you do it right, God will bless it right."

Delois Pickney - Church Clerk -
Maggie Chaney - Trustee Ministry -
Darlene Pettis - Administrator -

“Live, Laugh, and Love!”

Elder Darlene Pettis has made this her motto for her life. Born into the Catholic faith, Elder Darlene found Christ early in life. However, because of the trials, tribulations that came with it, she admits to walking away from a God who she felt turned His back on her. Realizing that for most of her life she had been searching for something to fill an emptiness, a void within. It was after going through hardships and difficulties later in life that she chose to return back to God. Learning how to give God glory regardless of what is going on, she has now dedicated her life to Christ and the will that He has for her.

When asked to describe Pastor Darlene such words are said: nurturing, passionate, dedicated, humble, faithful, generous, and driven. She has been able to take the tests, trials, pain, and experiences that she had throughout life and make them her testimonies. In 2005, she rededicated her life to Christ. However, it wasn’t until 2010 when she almost lost her mother that she moved in the way the Lord had called her. It was then she began ministerial training under the leadership and guidance of her Spiritual Father, Bishop Aaron D McCall of First Missionary Baptist Church - Hayneville. She was licensed in 2011 as a minister, to serve God. In 2012, God called for her to move again. In obedience to God, she moved under the leadership and guidance of Bishop Martell and Pastor Veronica Watson of City of Restoration Church. Continuing under their leadership, she was elevated to Pastor in August 2013. A year later, she was elevated to Youth Pastor in August 2014. In 2015, God called her to return home to First Missionary Baptist-Hayneville, where she was ordained as Elder under the leadership of Bishop McCall.

Darlene has realized that it has been though God's grace, mercy, and unconditional love that she has been able live this long; and taking her where HE desires her to be. Where she is now, she will tell anyone, has been a long, hard, and sometimes painful journey. However, she is thankful for having a Father that never left her, nor forsake her! Elder Darlene knows that she is only a hand servant, a vessel for God to use. Willingly and faithful, she continues to walk this journey that the Lord has placed her on.

“Live, Laugh, and Love!”