Church Staff

Get to know our church staff! 

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  • Bob Schafer, Senior Pastor

    Bob has been married to Angie for almost 29 years. They have one daughter, Morgan Halstead, married to Stephen Halstead, and they live in Birchwood. Bob grew up in Dayton and loves this community very much. He received his call to shepherd the flock about 20 years ago. Bob continued his education at Covington Theological Seminary and Slidell Baptist Seminary.


    Life Verse- Romans 10:13-15 “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!”


    Email: pastor@firstbaptistdayton.org

  • Randy Bright, Minister of Music

    Randy is married to Mrs. Natalie Bright and has one child, Luke. He teaches choral music at Rhea County High School and 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