Our Pastor

Michael W. Waldrop, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Waldrop, a native of Randolph, MS, is a graduate of Belmont University (Nashville, TN) and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (Cordova, TN). He has served in several church ministry positions, including Minister of Music (Neely’s Bend Baptist Church, Madison, TN), Associate Pastor (Randolph Baptist Church, Randolph, MS), and Pastor (Pittsboro First Baptist Church, Pittsboro, MS). Most recently he served from 2006-2011 as the Director of Missions for the Calhoun Baptist Association in Mississippi, leading an association of 47 churches in cooperative missions and ministry.

Dr. Waldrop’s mission trips have included ministry in Canada, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Honduras, Nepal, and Russia. He has written articles published in The Great Commission Research Journal and the Journal of Evangelism and Missions. Studying the Bible and helping others to understand its redemptive message is a passion of Pastor Waldrop.pastor-on-mountain-top-png

Interests and hobbies include travel, reading, hiking (especially in the beautiful country around St. George!), and cheering on the Detroit Tigers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs. His best friend is his bride since 1994, Hope, and the couple has been blessed with three children, Whit, Jack, and Zoe.