106 Grand Ave NW
Fort Payne, AL 35967-2032

About us

Dr. Nathan VanHorn, Pastor

vanhornfamBro. Nathan VanHorn began his ministry as pastor of First Baptist Church in March 2015. A native of New Orleans, Pastor Nathan and his wife, Haley, came to Fort Payne after five years of ministry at First Baptist Church of Folsom, LA. They have two sons, Judah (5) and Jayce (2).

Bro. Nathan received a B.A. degree from Mississippi College as well as two Master's Degrees (M.A., Th.M.) and a Ph.D. from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

In addition to pastoral ministry, Pastor Nathan has served as a summer camp counselor at Central Hills Baptist Retreat in Kosciusko, MS, and as Minister to Students at Beulah Memorial Baptist Church in Bolton, MS. He also speaks regularly at Disciple Now weekends for youth and college students and has several years of experience volunteering in prison ministry and inner-city children's ministry.

Bro. Nathan loves serving the Lord as a local church pastor, and his passion is to make/grow disciples for Jesus through building intentional relationships. He believes the church exists to show the world what God has shown us in Jesus Christ.

In his spare time, he enjoys reading, college football (GEAUX TIGERS!), music (singing and guitar), ping pong, frisbee, travel, and good food.

Favorite Passage:
Philippians 2:1-11