Church Staff

Get to know our church staff! 

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  • Milton Knox, Pastor

    Milton has been serving as pastor at FBC for 30 years. He holds a Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is husband to Judy Knox and has 3 children, Lauren, Jarrett, and Leah. 


    Life Verse: "No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it." 1 Corinthians 10:13


    Email: fbcdaytn@volstate.net

  • Derrick Russell, 

    Minister of Youth and Education

    Derrick has served as the Minister of Youth and Education since 2019. He is married to Deanna and has four wonderful children. His life mission is to educate, encourage, and equip all believers to become Jesus followers that continually grow in their relationship with Christ (Ephesians 4:10-16). Their goal is to partner with families, particularly parents and grandparents, so that entire homes come to truly know Him and passionately pursue Him.


    Derrick retired from the United States Air Force in 2019 after over 20 years of service. While his military career was primarily in the space industry, he and his wife believe God uniquely utilized each church, ministry opportunity, and many mentors of their faith at their 10 assignments to prepare them for full-time ministry. Their active engagement in bi-vocational ministry led to a wealth of experience, personal and professional growth, and a passionate desire to lead others to experience the love of Christ.


    Derrick enjoys reading non-fiction books on discipleship, leadership, and theology. He also loves basketball — particularly his Kentucky Wildcats. You can find him spending most of his free time with his family.


    Life Verse: "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another." John 13:34.


    Email: youth.firstbaptistdayton@gmail.com

  • Randy Bright, Minister of Music

    Randy is newly married to Mrs. Natalie Bright and teaches choral music at Rhea County High School and Rhea Middle School. He has served at FBC since September 2013. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Bryan College in Vocal Music Education and a Masters in Music from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


    Life Verse: "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." Galatians 2:20


    Email: music.firstbaptistdayton@gmail.com

  • Patty Milliron, Church Secretary

    Happily married to her husband Mark for 27 years and has two grown children. She has served at FBC since May 2007.


    Life Verse: “Trust in the Lord, with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6


    Email: milliron@firstbaptistdayton.org

  • Amanda Anderson, Financial Secretary

    Amanda has been serving as Financial Secretary at FBC since October 2013. She has a pampered Siamese cat named Cleo. She holds an Associate’s in Accounting from the University of Phoenix.


    Life Verse: “The LORD is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1


    Email: finance@firstbaptistdayton.org