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Dr. Brandon Powell, Pastor

Brandon has served as a pastor since 2008 and began serving at FBC Byram in September 2018. He and his wife, Jennifer, have been married since 2006 and have four children - Andy, Ava, Ben, and Katie.

He is a graduate of Blue Mountain College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry degree.

Brandon loves Jesus, his family, the church, and preaching the Word of God. He would love an opportunity to meet you this Sunday!

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Phillip Evans, Associate Pastor

It is a true blessing to be serving as Associate Pastor here at First Baptist Church of Byram. I have lived in the Byram community since 1980, when my family moved here from South Jackson. I graduated from Byram Attendance Center and attended Hinds Community College. I married my wonderful wife Emma in 1991 and we have four children; Grant, Amy, Alison and Greg.

I served the community for 15 years on the volunteer fire department. I served as an RA teacher, adult Sunday School teacher and a deacon all here at FBC Byram. I know without a shadow of a doubt that God used each of those experiences to prepare me for my call to the ministry. I surrendered to the ministry January 24th, 2010 and after serving as pulpit supply for two years, I was called as pastor to Eastside Baptist Church in Pelahatchie, MS. After serving there for five years, God called us back here to FBC Byram. I have spent a lot of time, some 38 plus years, here among this congregation, and you will not find one more loving and caring than this one. I challenge you to come and see for yourself. I know that God will surely bless you here as He has me and my family for so many years.


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Jack Phillips, Associate Pastor of Youth

Jack earned his Bachelor of Science in History from Mississippi College before attending a year of law school at THE University of Mississippi. After working at Toccoa Wilderness Ministries, a wilderness/outdoor adventure camp in Blue Ridge, GA, he felt called to minister to teenagers. He received a Masters of Christian Education from Reformed Theological Seminary and began serving as a part-time youth minister at First Baptist Church of Byram as well as teaching full-time as a public high school teacher. Jack is married to Denise McLemore Phillips and they have two children.

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Christin Odom, Children’s Director

Family: Born and raised in Niceville, Florida. One of Five children. The wife of Travis Lee Odom and mother of Amelia Grace Odom.

Education: Worked with children at a summer camp at Rocky Bayou Christian School. Also went to school there. Graduated with a bachelors from Belhaven University in Jackson Mississippi.

At Madison United Methodist I worked in a daycare and the after school program. Methodist Children’s Home worked as the Head of Admissions.

I have been on three mission trips. Jamaica twice and once to Costa Rica. My father was a missionary in Papua New Guinea and one day I hope to go there. I taught Sunday school and VBS at FBC Byram. I also lead a women’s bible study at my home in Clinton,MS.

Interests: sports mainly soccer, movies, traveling home to visit family, going to the beach and traveling out of the country.


Dr. Phil Odom
Music Director


Leslie Warren
Kindergarten/Daycare Director


Lisa McCoy
Church Secretary