Our Staff

Pastoral Staff

Rev. Samuel L. White III

Rev Sam has served at First Iconium for 4 years. He is a graduate of The University of Alabama and received his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Emory University's Candler School of Theology. Rev Sam is the Minister of Community Engagement and spiritual advisor to the Edge Youth Ministry.

Rev. Samuel Bennett

Rev Bennett has been the pastor of Heavenly Way Baptist Church for 11 years. Rev. Bennett is a firecracker and has served First Iconium for 16 years.

Rev. Eugene C. Davenport

Rev. Davenport is a husband, father, and truck driver who loves people. He has been a part of the pastoral staff at First Iconium for one year and has been in ministry for over 16 years.

Elders John & Patricia Harris

Elder John and Elder Patricia Harris are new members at First Iconium Baptist Church but faithfully serve on the pastoral staff. The elders have a burning passion and desire for the Lord and faithfully serve God's people.

Rev. Carol Howard

Rev. Carol S. Howard is a retired school teacher and has served as an associate minister at First Iconium for 5 years.

Rev. Willie Pierce

Rev. Pierce is a retired educator who has served First Iconium since 2007 as an associate minister.

Rev. Gina Renee Sweetheart

Rev. Gina has been a part of the First Iconium Baptist Church Family for more than 18 years. She is a faithful servant with a heart that loves GOD and expresses the love of JESUS CHRIST to all. On March 19, 2000, Rev. Gina joined the ministerial team and has served on various ministries over the years in various capacities.

Rev. Wayne E. Vicks

Rev. Wayne E. Vicks is a former labor organizer for over fifteen years for five different labor unions. Rev Vicks has earned his religious studies degree from Beulah Heights, Atlanta Ga.Rev Vicks founded and pastored Greater Enhancement Ministry for four years and has been a member of the First Iconium family for over 30 years while serving in a number of teaching ministries.

Church Leadership

Marvin Murray

Chairman of Deacons

Emery Gresham

Church Treasurer

Charles Mitchell

Chairman of Trustees

Administrative Staff

Pat Chaney

Sis Pat Chaney is a dedicated member of the church's administrative team. She has been a member if First Iconium for 31 years.

Devorah Gordon

Sis Devorah Gordon is a retired licensed analyst from Lockheed Martin and a vital member of the church's administrative team. She has been a member of First Iconium for 19 years.

Virgilyn Gresham

Sis Virgilyn Gresham has been a member of First Iconium Baptist Church since its inception. Her father-in-law, James E. Gresham, was a founding member of First Iconium. Virgilyn has always been a dedicated and devoted member. She retired from a career as a school teacher after 32 years.

Sandra Patillo

You will often find Sis Sandra's lovely smile and sense of humor brightening your day at First Iconium. Her presence and dependability are great assets to the administrative team. She has been a member of First Iconium since 2009 and is retired from Ricoh.