First Baptist Church of Locust
Monday, March 30, 2020



Dr. Tommy Ross Jr. is senior pastor and has a degree
from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute. He has his Doctor
of Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary.
He is married to Rhonda Thomas Ross. He has two
children, Daughter Megan Almond and Son Zachary Ross.
His passion is reaching people for Christ and equipping
them to become disciple makers.


Nancy comes to First Baptist after serving in the
Methodist Church for over 10 years as a Director
of Music Ministries and Worship Arts.  She has a
true passion for worship, whether traditional or
contemporary.  She is also a member of the Central
Carolinas Emmaus Community, where she occasionally
serves as a music leader on Walk to Emmuas weekends.
Nancy graduated from Wingate College in 1988 with a
degree in music business.  She worked in the music
business for 10 years before being called to music ministry.
Nancy is married to Jim Focht and they have one son, Jared.
Ms. Jody joined the preschool staff in 2001
She has been serving as director since 2006.
She is married to Michael Waksmunski and
is the proud mother of 3 children; Billy Joe,
Devin and Steele.
When she is not enjoying the children here
at preschool, she is at church or spending
time with family. 
Jessica Baker joined the First Baptist staff in January 2020.  She and her husband Travis have served as church planters in North Dakota before moving back to Midland, NC.  They have 4 wonderful children named Olivia, Isaac, Mallory and Haven