Rev. Glynn Coleman
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Glynn accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at 10 years old through the ministry of East Nashville Baptist Church, in Nashville, Tennessee. Accepting the personal call into vocational ministry, Glynn has been preaching since the age of 15.

Glynn was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee with B.A. in religion. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Glynn has been pastor of First Baptist Church of Monroe since August 1990. In May of this year, Glynn and his wife Linda celebrate many wonderful years of marriage. They have three daughters and six grandchildren. In addition, he has two son-in-laws. Glynn enjoys music. “Everyone born in Nashville, Tennessee thinks they can sing and have the God given right to play a guitar”. He is involved in singing at local nursing homes, senior adult groups, and revivals. He is a member of a music mission team called the KGB (Kingdom of God Band) to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through music.

Associate Pastor

Rev. Brian Clabough
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Brian has been follower of Jesus since he was young, and acknowledged God’s call to vocational ministry while he was in college. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Computer Science in 2006 and completed a M. Div. in Biblical Counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010.

Brian has been the Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church of Monroe since October 2018. He was a campus minister for 9 years before coming to FBCM, including spending the last 2 years with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Brian’s areas of responsibility at FBCM include leading the Sunday night worship services and fulfilling general pastoral duties of the church with a focus on young adults. He also gives guidance and support to the amazing volunteers leading church ministries to families with children and youth.

He likes to spend his free time with his wife, Joan, and daughter, Nicole. They especially enjoy driving Skyline Drive and hiking together in Shenandoah National Park.


Sylvia Bradley
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A native of Nelson County, Virginia, Sylvia was saved at the early age of nine. She married her childhood sweetheart, Andy, and they celebrated 53 years of marriage in June 2018.  Sylvia has 25 years in the banking industry, and over three years of service as church secretary from a previous church. Sylvia has one daughter, and is grandmother to two active boys, and two feisty puppies called Little Andy and Casey.  When she is not working, she enjoys reading, gardening, working in the yard and singing in the church choir. She also currently serves as the Librarian at First Baptist Church of Monroe.

The church secretary at FBCM is an integral component in ensuring the smooth day-to-day operations of our church. The person in this position primarily assists and supports our pastors and church ministry leaders as they plan, develop, and implement the ministries of our church.

The church secretary helps prepare for the Sunday worship services including completing the bulletins, PowerPoint slides, and other tasks as directed by the Pastor. Other duties include maintaining the church membership roll, keeping the website updated, preparing monthly calendars and newsletters, updating bulletin boards, and serving as financial secretary.

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