Rev. Keith Hinton-Executive Pastor
Pastor Keith is retired from the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C., and has since earned his Masters of Divinity in Theology and Master of Arts in Religion and Biblical Studies from Liberty Baptist Seminary. A professional musician who has worked as a performer, conductor, arranger, and recording producer, he received his Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from the Eastman School of Music. He, also, is our choir conductor and multimedia director/developer. Keith is married to Leigh Ann, a retired soprano soloist with the U.S. Army Band in Washington, D.C..
Rev. Matt McLaughlin-Family Ministries Director
Pastor Matt and his wife Leslie are native Marylanders. They have been married 14 years and have 2 wonderful daughters. Leslie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has a practice in Crofton. Matt has a degree in Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College in Pennsylvania and has worked for FBC Crofton for the past 7 years.
Walt Lindberg-Contemporary Music Leader
Walt and his wife, Amy, have been involved in music ministry in various capacities for over 15 years; they began leading the contemporary worship team at First Baptist in January of 2015. Walt is an elementary band and orchestra director in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. He is a National Board Certified Teacher, with degrees in Music Education from Peabody Conservatory and Millersville University. The Lindbergs have written and recorded their own music, and enjoy a rambunctious household with their children Daniel and Karen.
Donna joined the President’s Own U.S. Marine Band in 1989, serving as a violinist in Washington D.C. for 22 years. She earned her Bachelor's of Music Education in Strings from Indiana University and a Master's Degree Violin Performance from Texas Woman's University. She has been a member of the Fort Worth Symphony and Opera Orchestra, St. Louis Chamber Orchestra, and Washington University Early Music Ensemble in St. Louis, MO.
Besides playing, music teaching has been an additional interest, working with children K-12 in the Baltimore City Schools and Anne Arundel County Public Schools before her military career. She continued teaching at Music Together Chesapeake, and Orff Instruction at Chesapeake Montessori School in Annapolis after retiring from the Marine Corps. Donna currently teaches violin and piano in her home studio.
A native of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, Donna married Kerry, a Texan and oboist / reed maker and they have two children, Karl and Liesl and recently three grandchildren, Adeline, Hailey, and Sadie.
Julie Carr-Youth Ministries Director
Julie and her husband, Garrett, are an active duty Army family, along with their daughter Kayla, who is in high school and son, Gavin who is in middle school. They have lived in Crofton and have been members of FBCC since 2013. That same year, Julie and Garrett felt a strong pull to join the youth ministry as volunteers and Julie has been the youth ministry director since November 2017.
Katie Baker-Children's Ministry Coordinator
Katie and her husband, Eric, were married at the First Baptist Church of Crofton in 2012 by Pastor Bob Parsley. After a brief relocation, they returned to Crofton and have been members of FBCC since 2017. She and her husband have three children. Katie felt called to serve FBC Crofton in the preschool and nursery ministry after the birth of her son, Mark, who has Down syndrome. Katie has a special place in her heart for serving children with special needs, and for providing an inclusive and accessible faith environment for children with developmental delay and/or disability and their families.