Dr. Ron Sweatt

Senior Pastor

Ron was called as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church Alma in June of 2016.  Prior to coming here, Ron served as the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Weaver, Alabama.


Ron holds his Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and has received his Doctorate from Covington Theological Seminary.


Ron is married to Tammy, and they have 5 children.

Jeff Riley

Associate Pastor / Youth


Jeff was called as Associate Pastor of Students & Education at First Baptist Church Alma in December

of 2018.  Prior to coming here, Jeff served as the Associate/Student Pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Covington, Virginia.


Jeff holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Religion from Liberty University and has been in

Students Ministry for over 10 years.



Jeff is married to Melissa and they have two children.



"But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God."

Acts 20:24 (NASB)






Justin Thomas

Worship Pastor

Serving here since April 2019, Justin was previously Worship Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Thomaston, Georgia. Additionally, he brings over 20 years of ministry experience, having served in Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, and Georgia. Justin holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from The Florida State University, and a Master of Music in Church Music Degree from Belmont University.


Justin and his wife Kathy were married in 2000 and now have 4 children; Cadence, Coleman, Nash, and Preston.

Tracy Manges

Office Administrator / Children

Tracy has served as Office Administrator here at First Baptist Church Alma since 2002. She also leads our Children's Worship times and directs our Children's summer camps.


Tracy is married to Randy, and they have 2 adult sons.