Keith Hudson

Senior Pastor

Committed husband to JoAnn, father to Jared, Brandon, Clay and Lindsay and loving granddaddy to Nixson, Lily and Everly. I love my family and those God is adding to it, including my daughter-in-laws, Lauren, Ashton and Amanda. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than firing up the grill and cooking for my family and then … Read More

Richard Metts

Worship Pastor

Richard came to serve First Baptist Hayden as Worship Pastor in May of 2009.  He and his wife, Suzy, have two children.  Their daughter, Bekah, is married to Drew Braden, and they also live here in Hayden.  Maggie Braden, Richard and Suzy's first grandchild, was born in November of 2012 and Joanna (JoJo) came in 2016. … Read More

Chris West

Associate Pastor/Student Pastor

Chris joined the staff at FBC Hayden in 2013 and brought along his wife, Jennie, and their dog, Matilda.  On June 2, 2016, they became proud parents of twins, Asher and Felicity.  Prior to coming on as the student minister at FBC Hayden he served as Student Pastor at Euharlee Baptist Church and as interim Student Pastor … Read More

Lisa Smith


Lisa and Dale married in 1975. She and her husband have 2 children, Eric and Brian. They also have 4 grandchildren, Kayla, Isabella, Tyler, and Briana. Originally from Gardendale, AL, Lisa and her family moved to Hayden in 1991 and joined our staff in April 2005. … Read More

Lonna Dillard

Children's Director/Secretary

Lonna Dillard married Wes Dillard in 2001 and they have three children together, J.D., Wyatt, and Leah. Lonna has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Athens State University in Athens, Alabama. She has served at FBCH since February 2015 as the Children's director/Assistant secretary. She strives to build a strong … Read More

Debbie Brock


Debbie is married to Paul.  Debbie and Paul have 2 children, Pam and Brian, as well as granddaughters, Anna and Morgan. Originally from Gardendale, AL, Debbie and her family moved to Hayden in 1984.  She joined our staff in November 2000. … Read More