Jamie Arnette Accepts Senior Pastor Position At First Baptist

Pastor Jamie Arnette has accepted the Senior Pastor position at Dillon First Baptist Church as of June 16, 2019.

Pastor Jamie is a lifelong resident of Dillon and is the son of Alton and Kitty Arnette. He graduated from Dillon High School in 1986 and received a BS Degree in Business Administration-Marketing from the University of South Carolina in 1989. He received a Masters of Divinity in Christian Education in 2002 from Southeastern Theological Seminary. He has been working toward the completion of his Doctor of Education degree from Southeastern also.
Pastor Jamie has previously taught Bible at Dillon Christian School and served as the Education and Youth Director at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in the Dillon area.
For the past 15 years, Jamie has served at Dillon First Baptist Church as the Education & Administration Director. Upon the retirement of the former pastor, Dr. Dickie Cullum, the search committee called Jamie to serve in the Senior Pastor capacity.
Pastor Jamie Arnette is married to the former Kathy Herring, daughter of Barbara Herring and the late Jimmy Herring. They have been married for 29 years in July.
Pastor Jamie is very active in the Dillon community. He is a volunteer Rescue Squad member, volunteer firefighter, Huntington’s Disease Society of America Board Member (his wife suffers from this debilitating disease), and participates in the SC Disaster Relief organization. He has led many foreign mission trips to Honduras and West Africa.
Winning and discipling people is Jamie’s ministry mission. His vision for the future of First Baptist Church is to make disciples and encourage missions. To accomplish this, God has equipped him with the special gifts of discipleship and teaching as well as preaching.
Pastor Jamie and the congregation of First Baptist Church would like to extend a special invitation to you and your family to come worship with them.