Our Ministry Team
Pastoral Ministry Team
Rev. Anita D. Thompson
Temporary Interim Pastor
Anita D. Thompson joined the staff of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie as Associate Pastor on April 15, 2002. An Ahoskie native, she is a graduate of East Carolina University (B.M.), the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.C.M.), and the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (M.Div.).
Prior to joining the staff of FBC Ahoskie, Anita served as Minister of Music, Minister to Children, and Minister of Youth for churches in Kentucky, Louisiana, Virginia, and North Carolina. First Baptist Church of Ahoskie had the privilege to ordain Anita to the ministry in 1997.
Anita’s household includes two canine pals, Carlton and Lucy, and one feline, Ashley. For personal enjoyment Anita loves to read, sew, and spend time with family and friends.
Rev. Dr. Jesse J. Croom
Jesse J. Croom, a native of Burlington, served as the 23rd pastor of First Baptist Church from 1991-2005. He was educated at Elon College, Wake Forest University, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Croom has served six other churches in North and South Carolina.
Dr. Croom and his wife, Mary Anne, now call Edenton, North Carolina home.
A beloved former pastor and mentor to our current pastor, Dr. Croom is honored to continue serving First Baptist Church as Pastor Emeritus.