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Our Team

Meet Our Staff


Phillip Hamm

SENIOR PASTOR

Pastor Phillip has been on staff at Palmetto First Baptist since June of 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, a Master’s of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is married to Christy and they have three children.

David Shenning

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

Pastor David came to FBC Palmetto in February of 2019. He is a graduate of Mercer University and earned a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. David has served churches in Georgia and Florida. He and his wife Debbie have two children.

Todd Poppell

PASTOR CONNECTIONS & STUDENTS

Pastor Todd joined the FBC Palmetto team in October of 2012. He holds a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies and a Master of Divinity in Christian Education from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Sandy and they have three children.

Nic Bishop

ASSOCIATE PASTOR WORSHIP LEADER & CREATIVE ARTS

Pastor Nic has been on the team at FBC Palmetto since 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Worship Ministry from Baptist College of Florida. He is married to Heather and they have two children.

Colin Tripp

ASSOCIATE PASTOR CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

Colin joined the FBC team in 2020. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in IT Business Management from Western Governor’s University and is working toward his Master of Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Becky and they have four children.

Katherine Van Leuven

DIRECTOR / MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS

Michelle Polly

COMPTROLLER

Tina Brown

DIRECTOR / AVL

Becky Tripp

DIRECTOR / WEE WORLD

Kathy Taylor

DIRECTOR / KING’S KIDS

Cheryl Rickly

CHURCH SECRETARY

Charlene Keller

MINISTRY ASSISTANT

Savannah Durden

MINISTRY ASSISTANT

Pat Kennedy

DIRECTOR / FACILITIES

Lettie Suarez

FACILITIES