Tidwell joins 1st Baptist, Rutherfordton staff

Aug. 10, 2013 @ 05:57 AM

Rev.  Jessica Tidwell, a Georgia native, joined the staff of First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton this summer. She graduated in May with a Master of Divinity degree from Mercer University McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta. She has a BA from Belmont University in Nashville with a major in Biblical Studies and a minor in Religious Studies.

 She had been a youth ministry intern at Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Ga. since August 2011 and was ordained there in April.  She was also a youth and children’s director intern at First Baptist Church, Gaithersburg, Md, a student chaplain at Vanderbilt Hospital, a program management intern at Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and worked with the Inside Out Program at Charles Bass Prison in Nashville. 

 A youth study — Theatre, Tunes and Theology — will start this fall on Sunday nights. 

The public is invited Sunday nights, Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. Call the church at 286-9047 for more information