Ministerial Staff

Billy Christol, Lead Pastor

Billy Christol is the Lead Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Ft. Oglethorpe Ga.  He has served in ministry as a student and music pastor in both Georgia for almost 3 decades.  Billy is a frequent speaker at worship events, conventions and training.

In addition to his church ministry, Billy has served with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.  There, he was the North Georgia Representative for Next Generation Ministry.

Billy is from Chickamauga, Ga.  He attended Gordon Lee High School and Jacksonville State University.  Billy has been married to his High School sweetheart, Joanie.  They have three children Reagan, Bailey and Braxton.

Michael Mays, Worship Pastor

Michael Mays is one of the Interim Worship leaders at FBCFO.  Michael has served in several churches in Texas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Georgia since 1996. He and his family also had a season of concert ministry, performing all over the south.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in music at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1995, and graduated with his Master of Church Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2004.

Michael and his wife Joy have been married for 26 years, and they have six children and a pet Schnauzer.

Joby Acuff, Worship Pastor

Joby Acuff serves as one of the Interim Worship Leaders at FBCFO.   He has served in worship leadership roles for 20+ years.

Joby began his ministry with the band Three Miles North. Together with some of his childhood friends, they led worship services all over the region.  After that, Joby has been the worship pastor at churches in Georgia, and Tennessee.

In addition to music ministry, Joby has worked for UPS for 16 years.
Joby is from Chattanooga, TN and has been married to his wife Shawna since 2010… they have one child, Hatcher.  He loves music, cars, fishing and discipleship.

Patrick Everett, Associate Pastor of Students and Evangelism

Patrick Everett grew up in East Ridge, Tennessee. He came to Christ as a young adult and brings over 17 years of experience in student ministry in the North Georgia area to First Baptist Church. He attended seminary locally and obtained a Master’s degree in Pastoral Studies in 2007 and is pursuing a 2nd Master’s degree at Belhaven University. Patrick married his wife, Brittany, in 2008, and they have four children, Isabella (12), Isaiah (9), Isley (5), Isla (3), and another girl due in April.

Reagan Frogge, Kid’s Minister

Reagan Frogge has been the Kid’s Minister here at FBCFO since 2020. She is passionate about working with students and allows God to lead the Kid’s Ministry in exciting directions. She graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Religion with a specialty in Apologetics and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry. Before she joined our team at FBCFO she served as discipleship leader at Young America Ministries and as a Master-at-Arms in the US Navy. Reagan and her husband Jacob have been married for three years & had their first born in November of 2023!

Support Staff

Claire Yeager
Ministry Coordinator

Hank Humphrey
Groups Director

Darlene Lane

Casey Rowland
Orchestra Director

Eric Byrd
Next Generation Associate