Our Staff


Rev. Dr. William C. Tatum, Interim Pastor

Rev TatumPastor Bill is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College (B.A.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Th.M) and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D). He also received training in Interim Ministry from the Center for Congregational Health at Wake Forest University Hospital. Pastor Bill and Jane met while both were students at Southeastern and were married in 1977.

Pastor Bill has been in Ministry for 40 years. He served as a Pastor for 25 years. FBC is the sixth congregation he has served as Interim Pastor. Pastor Bill also served on the staff of an Association of Baptist Churches in Virginia, near Washington, D.C.

Pastor Bill’s Ministry Passion is to help congregations become healthier during the time of transition to a new Pastor.

Darryl Drew, Director of Music

Darryl Drew, Director of Music
Darryl is a graduate of the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, (BS and MS in Music Education), attended the College of Saint Rose and received the District Administrator certification, and is a retired school music teacher, having taught in the Scotia-Glenville Central Schools for 33 years. He has served the Lord in various churches in music ministry for 45 years as organist/pianist/choir director, bell choir director, arranger and orchestrator, and for over a decade served Sacandaga Bible Conference in Broadalbin, NY, as Music Director.   Mr. Ed Lyman, missionary/teacher/vocal soloist to China, continues to use Darryl’s original orchestral accompaniment CDs in his ministry in the Far East and throughout the world.  Darryl has recorded a CD “Musical Moments Made For Worship.”  He has been married to Rita for 44 years, is the father of two children, Laurinda (Halliday) and Dennis, and has 3 grandchildren, Brian, Jennifer and Leo.

Darryl is also a composer, orchestrator and arranger of music with several compositions to his name: the youth musical “Imaga-Naction Cele-C ncoction” (a model showcase for NYS Imagination Celebration); the youth musical “Shine On Lady, Shine On” (composed for the100th anniversary of The Statue of Liberty); the Easter cantata “Footprints of Jesus”; “Tears In the Harbor” (based on the events of 9/11).  He has directed several theater productions at RPI, in local public and private schools, SLOC, and Family Players of Northeastern New York: “Guys and Dolls,” “The King and I,” “Fiddler On the Roof,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Anything Goes,” “Belle of the West,” “West Side Story,” “Hello Dolly,” “Cabaret,” “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “Camelot,” “Oliver,” “The Sound of Music,” ”Some Enchanted Evening,” “Greese,” “Secret Garden,” “HONK!,” “Little Women,” “The Music Man,” and “Seussical The Musical.” He is a published writer: “The Impact of the Regents Action Plan on Music Education in New York State Schools”  (NYSSMA  Music News-1989; SAANYS Journal -1989) and has developed a general music curriculum: “The Use of the Ukulele in the General Music Classroom.”

email: darryl@bspabaptist.org


Justina Danison, Office Administrator

Justina Danison is Office Administrator for two churches in Ballston Spa, the First Baptist and the First Presbyterian Church.  Justina’s office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Church Sexton – Charity Buckbee

Charity may be reached at charitybuckbee@yahoo.com, 845-313-5043.