Dr. Jim Cooley

Senior Pastor

Jim Cooley is the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church.  He is grateful every day that God allowed him to be married to Judith, who makes his life complete. Jim is a graduate of Samford University and has degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Jim is the proud father of two children; one a graduate of Alabama and one a graduate of Auburn. Jim enjoys good friends, good food, and serving a great church family. He counts serving as a part of an incredible ministry team as one of his greatest blessings. He loves sports, reading, working in the yard, and spending time on his back porch. There is nothing he loves more than preparing and preaching the Word.

Jim has been a part of the First Baptist Family since August of 2014.