FBC Staff

Meet the Team

Dr. Jay Cook

Dr. Jay Cook



God led my family to this wonderful church and community in 2020.  I am overjoyed to serve as pastor of the incredible First Family.

God is at work in a powerful way in Canton, and it is thrilling to be part of what He is doing.

My desire is to see Christians passionately growing and serving as we share the hope of Jesus with our community, our nation, and the world.


James Barry Pounds

Minister of Music & Senior Adults

It has been my joy for many years to use my talents and my calling to lead god's children in worship.  I love to lead them in songs that will bring praise to God while at the same time convict the hearts of those who do not know Him as Lord and Savior.  I also love to teach and bring out the talents of others in order for them to be of service in worship to our Lord.

Along with the music worship of FBC, I have the wonderful pleasure of working with our senior adults.  This is always a ministry area that brings fun, laughter, and joy as I receive wisdom from teir years spent with the Lord.