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 joined First Baptist Church of Monroe in October 2018 as Associate Pastor. 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.

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.

Pastoral Intern

B.J. Butler

B.J. has been a follower of Christ since he was young.  He heard the calling recently, to answer the calling he enrolled in Christian ministry at Liberty university.  Before that he attended Virginia Tech where he received a Bachelor of Science in Forest management which he completed in 2009.  He completed his Masters of Christian ministry in December of 2020.

B.J. joined First Baptist Church of Monroe in 2016. Since he has become a member he has been active in helping in the baptismal committee and children’s ministry.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.

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