First Baptist Church
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
To Make Disciples, United in Worship and Service

Ministerial Staff

Senior Pastor - Dr. Robert Prince

Dr. Prince has served as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Waynesville since February 2003 coming from First Baptist Church of Vernon, Texas.  He has a B.A. from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and a Masters of Divinity and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has taught for Southwestern and New Orleans Baptis Seminaries and Wayland Baptist University, and has had articles and sermons published in various journals.  His hobbies include exercising, watching old movies and golf.  Contact Dr. Prince at


 Associate Pastor - Christian Formation and Administration - Rev. John Daniels
Rev. John Daniels is a 1986 graduate of Carson-Newman College and a 1991 graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. John has been serving at First Baptist Church since 1994. During his first nine years, he served as the Minister to Students and he currently serves as the Associate Pastor for Christian Formation and Administration. John is married to Melinda and they have two children, Erin and Jay. Contact John at


Associate Pastor - Music - Rev. Mitch Huskison 
Rev. Mitch Huskison holds a Bachelors Degree in Church Music from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi and a Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.  He began his service at First Baptist Waynesville in March 2006.  Prior to joining the staff at FBC, he served churches in Georgia, Kentucky, and Mississippi.  He is married to Rev. Christi Sanders-Huskison and they share the joy of rearing twin boys.  Contact Mitch at

Associate Pastor - Youth - Rev. Dan Smith

Rev. Dan Smith holds a Bachelors of Art degree in Psychology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA and a Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.  Dan has served at First Baptist Church since February 2004 and encourages all youth, parents and workers to be a part of a variety of youth ministries.  Prior to joining the staff at First Baptist Church, he served churches in Dayton, OH; Dalton, GA; and Miami, FL.  He is married to Leslie and they have two daughters, Amy and Jessica.  Contact Dan at