Say hello to the leadership team at First Baptist Church of Gaston


Rev. Brady Henderson

Pastor Brady was born in Lancaster, SC but was raised in Greer, SC. Brady's grandfather served as a Pastor of Worship, Youth, Education, and Administration for over 48 years. Brady's father served in youth ministry for many years and now serves as Pastor at Care Baptist Church in Fairmont, SC. Brady came to accept Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior when he was 6 years old and felt the call to ministry at the age of 10. Previously, Brady served as an intern/Minister of Connection at His Vineyard Church in Greer and also served as the Associate/Youth Pastor at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Williamston, SC. Brady was licensed and ordained by Hillcrest Baptist Church and recently graduated from Anderson University with a degree in Business Marketing. Brady is a Master's of Divinity Student with a concentration in expository preaching through the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Brady and his wife, our First Lady, Hanna were married on August 6th, 2022. Hannah is often seen serving, loving, and caring for all our members through writing letters and going with our Pastor on visits. She is truly a jewel. Pastor Brady and First Lady Hannah were called to FBCG in February of 2021. In Pastor Brady's free time, he loves spending time with his family, playing golf, preaching revivals, reading, attending Braves games and supporting the South Carolina Gamecocks!

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Associate Pastor

Rev. Chris Terry

Rev. Chris Terry

Associate Pastor Chris Terry was born in Ohio but has lived the last 30 years in the Carolinas. He most recently served as Associate Pastor of Education and Families at Pleasant Dale Baptist Church in Lancaster, SC. Pastor Chris graduated with a degree from Fruitland Baptist Bible College in Hendersonville, NC in 2017. He was licensed for the ministry by Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Monroe, NC in 2018. Pastor Chris served in the Navy aboard the USS Peleliu in communications and has been a Christian School teacher for approximately ten years, working with all ages. Pastor Chris is married to his beautiful wife Sonia, they have been married for 29 years and they have three very spoiled dogs. Pastor Chris enjoys trying out new resturants, traveling, and working in the yard.

Worship Leader

Mrs. Sherrell Ott

Sherrell was born and raised right here in Gaston, SC. She has attended and served here at FBCG as long as she can remember! She has also served as our Worship Leader for 18 years. Sherrell leads us in worship every Sunday Morning and Wednesday evening. She also serves as our VBS leader, which is always a huge success. Sherrell leads us in a blended style of worship, incorporating theologically sound hymns along with contemporary worship and praise music. Sherrell is married to Allen Ott, who also serves FBCG in many ways.

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Velvet Lucas

Velvet came to serve on staff in June of 2022. She brings great experience into her role from her many years of serving in prior secretarial positions. Velvet has three children and she and her husband, Roger, are members at Harmony Baptist Church. Our Church office is open from 8-4 AM from Monday-Thursday. Feel free to give her a call for any needs you may have.

Our Pianists

Here at FBCG, we are blessed with two incredible ladies who serve as pianists during Sunday and Wednesday services.

Mrs. Helen King

Mrs. Helen King has been a lifelong member of our church. She has served in a variety of different roles at FBCG including as our very talented pianist for the past 50 years. She also serves by playing for funerals and weddings. We are so thankful for Mrs. Helen and her continued faithful service to FBCG.  

Mrs. Rhonda Parrish

Mrs. Rhonda has served in a variety of different ministry roles at FBCG. When she is not playing the piano for services, Rhonda can be found singing in the praise team or serving as one of our leaders in the Upper Room student ministry. We are thankful for Rhonda and how she faithfully and cheerfully serves at FBCG.