Meet Our Staff


Kevin Hay

Lead Pastor

Kevin was called to be the Lead Pastor of First Baptist in 2018. He graduated from Shawnee State University (2007) with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Studies. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2020) with a Master of Divinity. Kevin has been serving in pastoral ministry since 2009 and loves helping people come to know God and grow in their relationship with Jesus through the faithful teaching and preaching of God’s Word. He is passionate about cultivating growth and giftedness in the church and leading the church in making disciples. Kevin is married to Alicia, and together they have six children: McKenna, Landon, Meela, Madison, Liam, and Levi. In his free time, Kevin enjoys traveling, playing games and taking walks with his family, watching and playing sports, especially basketball and soccer, reading books on theology, writing, and drinking coffee.

Tim Noxon 

Family Pastor

Tim graduated from the University of Iowa in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and from Talbot School of Divinity in 2008 with Master of Divinity emphasis in Spiritual Formation.  He has served in a variety of ministry and management positions and began at FBC in 2018.  Tim is passionate about fostering transformation through partnership with the Holy Spirit and developing the next generation of leaders.  He married Kimbra in 2008 and together they have three children.  When he’s not engaging families at FBC, you may spot Tim running, playing drums, hiking, reading science fiction, inline skating, or watching cartoons.

Cameron Bass

Director of Worship & Media

Cameron joined the team at First Baptist in February of 2020. He received his Bachelor's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University where he majored in Christian Worship and minored in Biblical Literature. He has been working with various churches for the past 6 years as a volunteer, intern, and resident. He has a passion for discipleship ministries, particularly discipleship through the ministry of worship. His desire is to share his passion for worship theology with others. Cameron is married to Hannah. He is originally from Pleasant Hill, Ohio. When he isn't at work, Cameron can be found at your local coffee shop, going on a hike, watching a movie, or playing board/video games.

Rex Bailey

Minister of Music

Rex has served as the Minister of Music at First Baptist Richmond since 1995. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Music Education from the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and his Masters of Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is grateful for the inspiration received from revered mentors Dr. Kerchal Armstrong and Dr. Donald Hustad. He and wife Caryl have three grown children, their son Ross, and daughters Kevy and Brennyn. Rex has a passion for leading the church in heartfelt worship through hymn singing, cantatas, children’s choir ministry and handbell programs.  He enjoys labeling things around the house, filling his yard with bird feeders, and playing the banjo to keep the squirrels away.

Denise Matthews


Denise has been the church treasurer for over 35 years.  Both she and her husband, Gayle, came from a Catholic background, and joined First Baptist in 1977. She has seen many changes in the church from personnel and programs to major construction projects. She has been married to Gayle for 48 years and has two daughters and 5 grandchildren from ages 5-18. Denise has held many positions on the different boards in the church and has had enormous pleasure working with others and making many friendships within the church family. She considers herself blessed and hopefully has been a blessing to others. For 6 years, Denise, along with her husband Gayle had a family hobby of drag racing. Both of them competed on the race track and would bring the whole family along!  

Michael Pepper


Mike has been our custodian at FBC for a year. For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of meeting Mike, he is a humble and joyful soul. He is passionate about knowing the Lord more deeply, and worshipping Him. He sees the beauty of God in all of creation, which leads him to enjoy an active lifestyle such as riding his bike on the Cardinal Greenway. In Mike's free time, aside from exercise, you will find him reading, serving, or researching a new joke. His desire is to live a life of youthfulness and compassion for others. It wouldn't be an interaction with Mike unless you walked away with a riddle or joke, so, what time did God create Adam?