Bro. Jeremy Vaughan
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.
Bro. Hunter Little
Associate Pastor of Youth / Children’s Ministry Coordinator
I grew up in a small town called Union, MS. I surrender my life to Jesus was I was 9 years old, right in the midst of my parents splitting up. Jesus came to me in a time of need and he comforted me. After my parents divorced, my mom, younger brother, and I moved away, and we struggled finding a home church for a few years. It was at until I was 13 that one of my baseball teammates invited me to his church. There at First Baptist Church Union, the youth pastor sought me out and loved me. He poured into me and showed me that I mattered. I was blessed to play sports in high school and be successful enough to play football in college. Football became my identity in high school. I was involved in my church’s youth ministry and was even considered a leader, but I was following Jesus as an afterthought as best. It wasn’t until after my first season of college football that God showed me what I was supposed to do with my life. God showed me that my identity was not in football. My identity is in Christ. During Christmas of 2017, God called me to ministry. He reminded me of my past and how my youth pastor helped change my life, and my past had equipped me to minister to the next generation. Not long after I surrendered to ministry, the Lord introduced me to my beautiful wife at a youth camp. I hung up the cleats a few months later and transferred to Blue Mountain College where I earned my degree in Christian Ministry in December of 2020. The week after graduation, the Lord brought me to Fredonia to minister to the next generation. In April of 2021, I got to marry the love of my life, and now we both get to pour into our students here at Fredonia. I enjoy working out, spending time with my wife and our dog, and playing any type of sport. We love our church, and we love our church family.
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.