Tom Richter


God has been so good in the past, but we are even more excited about what lies just ahead. We believe Cullman FBC has enormous potential to make eternal impact for the glory of God. Almost exactly a century before I was born, some brave souls met together to found this church for the glory of God and the furtherance of the gospel. Jackie and I and our family are honored to serve alongside you as God writes the next chapter in the legacy of Cullman First Baptist Church.


Bobby Bowden

Interim Worship Leader

Bobby is a graduate of Samford University, where he received a Bachelor of Music Education. Bobby has served in bi-vocational music ministry for more than twenty years. Bobby and his wife Lori are the proud parents to Luke, Josh, Anna and Leah. When he is not working or spending time with his family, Bobby enjoys officiating high school football and basketball.


Bj Shelton

Student Minister

BJ Shelton has served as the Minister of Students at Cullman FBC since October 2014. He has been married to his beautiful wife Lauren since May of 2011. BJ graduated from the Baptist College of Florida with a Bachelor’s in Christian Studies, and he is currently studying at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing his Master’s in Christian Education emphasizing leadership and administration. BJ was called to the ministry early in life and has served the Lord for over ten years both vocationally and bi-vocationally. His favorite passage of Scripture is Isaiah 53.



Lori Bowden

Director of Preschool Ministries

Lori Bowden is the wife to Bobby and mother to Luke, Josh, Anna & Leah.  Lori has a love for preschoolers and the way God created them to learn and grow. Lori's love and interest in preschoolers began when she was in high school. She worked in church weekday programs and a church summer day camp as she pursued her bachelors’ degree in Family and Child Development from Florida State University.  Lori’s goal in ministry to the young child is to bring them along knowing these truths: God loves me, God made me special, and God made the world.



Rebekah Mickle

Director of Children's MInistries

Rebekah Mickle is our Director of Children's Ministries. She is originally from Macon, GA where she studied Business Management at Macon State University. Married to Cullman native Jason Mickle since 2004, they have two children Jacey and Jake. Rebekah's passion has always been to serve the Lord through children's ministry. It is her joy and honor to do so at First Baptist Church. Proverbs 22:6



Judy Mangum

Church Secretary

Judy Mangum has served as a church secretary for 47 years with the last 36 here at Cullman FBC. She and her husband of 50 years, Morris, have three children, 9 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Judy loves spending time with her family, working crossword puzzles, and is an avid reader.


Gina Screws

Church Secretary

Gina began serving in November 2016 as the Education/Outreach Ministry Assistant. Previously she was the Financial Secretary and Ministry Assistant at Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Priceville. She also served as the Administrative Assistant for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for 15 years in Decatur. She holds a BSBA in Business Management from UAH. She has two sons and one daughter-in-law. Gina and husband, Mike, enjoy SEC football (Roll Tide!), gardening, the beach and traveling. Jeremiah 29:11


Julie Wilhite

Children and Youth Secretary

Julie Wilhite is the receptionist and secretary for the children and youth ministries. Julie is married to Jeff, and they have 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and a niece, who is like a daughter. She graduated from Fairview High School and received her Associate Degree in Mental Health from Wallace State Community College. When Julie isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, cooking, sewing, and beach time. 


Vicky Kennedy

Financial Secretary

Vicky Kennedy is the Financial Secretary for Cullman FBC. She and her husband Jimmy have four children and three grandchildren. She attended Hartselle High School and then went on to Wallace State Community College. She enjoys spending time with her wonderful grandchildren and going to the mountains.


Dr. Don Hirsbrunner, Organist              Debbie Chalkley, Pianist

Diane Boyd, Librarian

Billy Robertson, Facilities Supervisor