Bro. Jeremy Vaughan
Associate Pastor of Youth / Children’s Ministry Coordinator
I am originally from Starkville, MS (go bulldogs!) but have lived in Nashville, TN and Fort Worth, TX before coming on staff at Fredonia Baptist Church in January of 2017. I was saved when I was 12, but struggled with my walk with the Lord in high school and my first year of college. It was a road of heartache that only led to me becoming depressed and only wanting to live for myself. It wasn’t until I got down on my knees one night and prayed that God would forgive me of my sins and self-absorbed lifestyle that I truly started to see a change in my walk with the Lord. Soon after, I felt that God was calling me to full-time ministry but I ran from that calling because I didn’t think God could use me because of my past. As stubborn as I was, God never once stopped putting that calling on my heart, and in 2014 I finally surrendered to the Lord and dedicated my life to full-time ministry. In 2015 I moved from Nashville to Fort Worth, TX to begin my seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Once there, I began pursuing my Masters of Christian Education with the intent to minister to the next generation. During my time there I also became the Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church in Kennedale, TX and worked there until God called me to Fredonia Baptist Church! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Victoria, and our 2 pets. I also love spending time in the outdoors and enjoy hunting, fishing, and playing any kind of sport.
Ingomar has been my home for the past 27 years. I became a Christian in 1989 following an evening service led by Bro. Gregg Thomas, here at Fredonia Baptist Church. I attended NEMCC, where I was active in BSU, a Missions Board leader, and a member of the Christian singing group, Sounds of Joy. The summer of 2000, I worked as a counselor and music teacher at Camp Garaywa in Clinton, MS. I graduated in May of 2002 with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education at the University of Mississippi. I am currently an elementary music teacher and High School Chorus director at Ingomar Attendance Center, where I have worked the past 12 years. I have been blessed to lead the Children’s Choir for 10 years here at Fredonia, and led adult choir and music ministry from 2002-2004 and from January 2012-present. Clint, Polly Beth, Jon-David and I are so honored and blessed to call Fredonia home. I am eager to help bring a heart of worship to Fredonia, and more than anything else, I am dedicated to seek God’s direction and guidance to help build His kingdom.