meet our staff


  • Eric Whelchel

    Senior Pastor

    Eric accepted the call to Pastor FBC Lindale in March of 2018 after serving our church as Minister to Students since October of 2001.  He's a graduate of Pepperell High School (1994) here in Lindale and earned his B.S. in Christian Ministry from Shorter College (1998) in Rome.  Eric and his wife, Kim, have been married for 22 years and have served together in student ministry their entire marriage.  They are excited to begin a new chapter of ministry at FBC Lindale in this new role. They're proud parents of three boys; Tyler (21), Ben (18) and Rob (13).  


    Eric loves building relationships and watching others fall in love with God and His Word.  He's a faithful fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, enjoys technology, and loves all kinds of music; especially the music of the church.  Eric would love to answer any questions you may have or tell you more about our church and it's ministries.


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  • DANIEL NG

    Minister of Music

    Daniel Ng has been a part of the music ministry of FBC Lindale since August of 2011.  Daniel has served as accompanist, Interim Worship Leader, and is currently our Minister of Music,   Originally from Georgetown, KY, Daniel's calling to sacred music began in 1998 playing piano for Cane Run Baptist Church in Lexington, KY. Although very traditional in nature, exposure to contemporary worship has led him to love all of the several musical channels that praise God. Narrowing it down to five songs, his favorites are "Revelation Song", "There is Something About That Name", "Be Still My Soul", "Great I Am" and "I Shall Not Want". Outside of leading in worship, Daniel loves to go home for a home cooked meal, enjoy the outdoors, and he bleeds blue for “Your Kentucky Wildcats”.


    Dan would love to answer any questions you may have about our worship services or tell you more about how you can be involved in our music ministry.


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  • Ashton Hudson

    Kids Minister

    Ashton has been a part of Ministerial Staff at FBC Lindale since July of 2018. Ashton is a graduate from the University of Georgia, where he studied Early Childhood Education. After graduating for few years he was a 3rd grade teacher across the state of Georgia and worked with LifeWay Kids Summer Camp: Centrikid Camps for 7 years. It was through school and Centrikid where Ashton met his wife, Hannah. They have been married since the spring of 2017 and have two wonderful puppies. 

    What Ashton loves most about children's ministry is that everything is done purposefully and can be tied into scripture. Working with the children's program Treehouse Kids, Ashton and Hannah's goal is for all kids to see Christ in all games, stories, activities and in their daily lives. Rooting everything in scripture and building Christ-centered relationship is the basis for all lessons for kids all ages. If you have any questions on how to present the Gospel to kids, Ashton is your guy.


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  • ALLEN GOODWIN

    STUDENT PASTOR

    Allen joined our staff in October of 2020. Allen was born and raised in Chatham, Louisiana, a small town very similar to Lindale. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM), where he studied English Education and History. He graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministries. Before coming to Lindale, Allen has served as the Student Intern with the ULM Baptist Collegiate Ministries, the Student Ministry Associate at Cedar Crest Baptist Church, and most recently as the Student Pastor at First Monroe Baptist Church from 2016 to 2020. Allen and his wife, Lark, met while at ULM and have the most wonderful little girl together, Annie James.


    Allen loves young people because he's basically a kid himself. He believes that it is critical that the Church reaches and serves the Next Generation. He desires that students would love Jesus and serve Him with everything they are. Allen loves woodworking, graphic design, all things Disney, and the LSU Fighting Tigers. Allen would love nothing more than for you to reach out with any questions regarding Lindale Students.


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  • mandy davidson

    piano accompanist

    Mandy joined our staff as accompanist in March of 2019. Mandy studied music at Truett-McConnell University and Kennesaw State University. She has been serving in music ministry for 21 years at various churches within the Rome area.


    Mandy loves all types of music, but has a passion for church music. Aside from music, Mandy enjoys traveling, cooking, crafting, watching movies, and most of all spending time with her husband, James, and their three dogs.

  • ANGIE Cason

    Financial secretary

    Angie has been a part of our office staff since 1993. She has become an important part of keeping our office operating smoothly each day. Her sense of humor and willingness to help benefits all our ministerial staff. Angie loves the Lord and is driven to help our church's ministries build God's Kingdom.


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  • Sylvia Moore

    Front Office Receptionist

    Sylvia is the newest addition to our staff, joining our office in February of 2018.  Sylvia has born and raised here in Rome, GA and is a graduate of Armuchee High School.  She's a loving wife and mom to one son and two step-sons and is a member of North Rome Church of God.  We're excited to have her be a part of our team!


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