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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."

Sister Lula Tyson - Administrator -

Beginning Today

Beginning today I will no longer worry about yesterday. It is in the past and the past will never change. Only I can change by choosing to do so.

Beginning today I will no longer worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me to make the most of it. But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first making the most of today.

Beginning today I will look in the mirror and I will see a person worthy of my respect and admiration. This capable person looking back at me is someone I enjoy spending time with and someone I would like to get to know better.

Beginning today I will cherish each moment of my life. I value this gift bestowed upon me in this world and I will unselfishly share this gift with others. I will use this gift to enhance the lives of others.

Beginning today I will take a moment to step off the beaten path and to revel in the mysteries I encounter. I will face challenges with courage and determination. I will overcome what barriers there may be which hinder my quest for growth and self-improvement.

Beginning today I will take life one day at a time, one step at a time. Discouragement will not be allowed to taint my positive self-image, my desire to succeed or my capacity to love.

Beginning today I walk with renewed faith in human kindness. Regardless of what has gone before, I believe there is hope for a brighter and better future.

Beginning today I will open my mind and my heart. I will welcome new experiences. I will meet new people. I will not expect perfection from myself nor anyone else: perfection does not exist in an imperfect world. But I will applaud the attempt to overcome human foibles.

Beginning today I am responsible for my own happiness and I will do things that make me happy ... admire the beautiful wonders of nature, listen to my favorite music, pet a kitten or a puppy, soak in a bubble bath ... pleasure can be found in the most simple of gestures.

Beginning today I will learn something new; I will try something different; I will savor all the various flavors life has to offer. I will change what I can and the rest I will let go. I will strive to become the best me I can possibly be.

Beginning today. And every day.

~ Author Unknown ~


Delois Pickney - Church Clerk -
Maggie Chaney - Trustee Ministry -
Darlene Pettis - Living, Laughing, and Loving -

“Live life to the fullest, but don’t live it reckless.”

Pastor Darlene Pettis-Managan has made this her motto for her life. Born into the Catholic faith, Pastor 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 brought about: 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 made 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 Elder 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 is currently in line for ordination. 

Pastor Darlene has realized that it has been though grace, mercy, and unconditional love that has gotten her where she is now; and taking her where He desires 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! Pastor Darlene knows that she is only a maid servant, a vessel for God to use. Willingly and faithful, she continues to walk this journey that the Lord has placed her on.

This journey Pastor Darlene is on, is shared by her loving husband, Chris, her two daughters (Jada and Christiana), a son, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson (Xavier and Camille, Adonis).