Meet Our Staff

Rick Roberts
Lead Pastor
Pastor Rick and his family came to Troy First Baptist Church in 2018.
He is the teaching and preaching pastor as well as the leader of our congregation. His main goal in life is to see people come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and then see them actively involved in growing in and living out their Christian faith.
Pastor Rick believes that the church should always be impacting the culture and world with the good news of Jesus and through loving involvement seek to make positive changes whether physical, emotional, environmental, or spiritual. 
Personally, Rick enjoys reading, fishing and playing guitar as hobbies. His favorite authors are C. S. Lewis, K. Chesterton, Ravi Zacharias, and N. T. Wright.
Rick has two favorite Bible verses which are Psalm 119:105 and John 3:16-17.
Rick’s passions are knowing the riches of God’s Word and preaching and teaching it

and, of course, spending time with family.

Tony Jones
Ministry of Youth & Worship
Bro Tony and his family came to  Troy First Baptist in January 2001.
His daughters graduated from Obion County Central, and
both are married and live in Jackson, Tennessee.
His wife Rhonda is employed at Obion County Central High School.
Bro Tony leads our high school students and our worship ministry.
He desires to see students come to know Christ and grow in a relationship with him.
He desires to see people come together in worship and singing praises to the Lord.
Bro Tony enjoys the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Bella and Macy, his yellow labs, are his most enjoyable hobby.
Bro Tony’s favorite Bible verse is
Hebrews 13:5,
“The Lord has said,
I will never leave you nor forsake you”.
Morgan Norris

Children’s Director


Troy First Baptist is home to her. She gave her heart to Jesus at the age of seven at Vacation Bible School. She’s seen TFBC grow and flourish by the grace of God in many ways. In 2016, she received her B.S. in Leadership & Cultural Studies from the University of Mobile. God led her to this position in 2017 when she and her husband, Casey, moved back home after being away for a few years. They now have a beautiful baby girl, Gabby, who joined them on Mother’s Day 2019! 

Morgan’s mission as the Children’s Director at TFBC is to introduce the love of Jesus to the lives of the children and lead them into a relationship with Him. Her desire is to see them have a love for God and others around them.
Morgan’s favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
Todd Smith
Director of Jr. High 
Todd graduated from Obion County Central High School in 2015,
and is a recent graduate from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is know pursing his Masters in Christian Education from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
Todd has always called Troy First Baptist home, and is humbled to be able to guide the same ministry he was once a part of.
Outside of the office, you can find him coaching baseball at Obion County Central
or at Taco Bell.
Todd’s mission here at TFBC is for students to gain a longing relationship with Christ, and to equip them to build disciples. 
His favorite Bible verse is:
Psalms 19:14
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, Lord, my rock and my Redeemer”.
Megen Miller
Preschool Director
Megen is married to Zach, and have three wonderful sons, Peyton, Porter, and Greyson. She is a lifelong member of TFBC, and also is a 2nd grade teacher at Hillcrest Elementary here in Troy.
Before becoming the Preschool Director, Megen had also served in our extended sessions rotation and served as a Sunday school teacher since 2004.
Megen loves to play outside with her boys, fishing with her husband, and being with family.
Her favorite Bible verse is
Psalm 139:13-14. 
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Lara Jo Gorman
Office Manager
Lara Jo is married to Chris, has six children and one grandchild. A lifelong member of TFBC, Lara Jo joined the staff as Office Manager in July 2020. Her education includes a B.S. in Organizational Development from Bethel College and a M.B.A. from Bethel University. She also is a member of the church Praise Team. 
Her favorite Bible passage is
Isaiah 43:1-3:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are mine. I will be with you when you pass through the waters, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. You will not be scorched when you walk through the fire, and the flame will not burn you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, and your Savior.”
Diane Traverse