Tidwell joins 1st Baptist, Rutherfordton staff
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.