wayne marshall

Interim PASTOr

Dr. Wayne Marshall comes to FBC from Clinton, MS where he and his wife Susan have settled in retirement.  Bro. Wayne holds a Bachelor's degree in Bible, a Master's degree in Christian Education, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral and Church Ministries.  He and Susan have served in full time ministry for the past 45 years, the last 25 of which were with the Longview Heights Church in Olive Branch, MS.  The Marshalls have three married children and ten grandchildren.


Contact Wayne at wmarshall@fbckosciusko.com

Mark Parnell

Associate Pastor

Mark has served on staff at FBC since July 1997. He was raised in Durham, North Carolina, and holds degrees from Mars Hill College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Treva, have three children, Rachel Cox (Nick), Kayla Hatcher (Michael), and Nathan Parnell (Emily), and eight grandchildren, Gabe, Wyatt, Mavrick, Blakely, Charles, Malachi, Sutton, and Ryan.

Contact Mark at mparnell@fbckosciusko.com


Worship PASTOR

Chris joined the staff at FBC in July 2018 as the Music and Worship Pastor.  He received his bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from Mississippi State University and his Master of Education from Eastern New Mexico University.  He was licensed into music and youth ministry in 2006 and was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 2013.  He and his wife, Courtney, have three children, Lillie, Avie Grace, and Finley.

Contact Chris at ccauthen@fbckosciusko.com

Shane thrash


Shane has served as Camp Manager at Central Hills Baptist retreat since May 2015.  He has 20 years of ministry experience as a youth pastor, pastor, and BSU Director.  He received his undergraduate degree and a Master's in Christian counseling from William Carey University.  Shane and his wife Kristel have four children:  Kristian, Kaden, Kole, and Klhoe.

Contact Shane at sthrash@fbckosciusko.com

courtney cauthen 

interim children's director

Courtney has been a member of FBC Kosciusko since 2018.  She loves being an ALL-GIRL mom to Lillie, Avie Grace, and Finley. Courtney has previously served in ministry as AWANA Director, VBS Director, and MOTHER'S DAY OUT Director at churches where she and Bro. Chris (Worship Pastor) served. 

Pam Comfort

church/pastor ministry Assistant

Pam has been a member of FBC since 1973 and joined our staff in December of 2012. She and her husband, Joe, have two children, Morgan Sirmon (Cole) and Justin Comfort (Erica), and two grandchildren, Parker and Molly.

Contact Pam at pcomfort@fbckosciusko.com

Tracy Harthcock

Financial ministry Assistant

Tracy has been a member of FBC since 1998 and employed as the financial secretary since December 2003. She and her husband, Mitchell, have two children, Blake Harthcock (Mallory) and Chelsea Harthcock.

Contact Tracy at tharthcock@fbckosciusko.com


Educational Ministry Assistant

Contact Allison at akerr@fbckosciusko.com     

Merrell Pennington

Maintenance Supervisor

Merrell has been a member of FBC since 1982 and employed as Maintenance Supervisor since February 2008. He and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kim Tobin (Gregg) and Jonathan Pennington (Katie), and five grandchildren, Colby, Ryan, Abby, Reed, and Katherine.

Contact Merrell at mpennington@fbckosciusko.com

Mary Dailey


Mary has been employed with FBC as Housekeeper since December 2001.

  • Talitha Douglas

    Church Hostess