Rev. Dr. Randy Hyde
Randy L. Hyde is a retired Baptist minister. Most recently, he was pastor of the Pulaski Heights Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas for almost 22 years.
Dr. Hyde is an Arkansan but has pastored churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Maryland, and Florida as well as his native state.
He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and holds his doctorate from the Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 2005 he published After God’s Own Heart: The Life and Faith of David. His most recent book from 2010 is Feminine Faces: Portraits of Biblical Women of Faith, and he is currently completing two other manuscripts, one on the life of Joseph and the other on the great hymns of our faith.
Randy and his wife Janet have been married since 1970 and have two adult children: Emily Rebecca Hyde Newberry lives in Macon, Georgia with her husband Raines and sons Alex and Matthew; Timothy Andrew Hyde resides in Little Rock with his wife Kathryn. They are the parents of Charley Russell and Molly Mac.
Dr. Hyde is Past President of the Rotary Club of Little Rock (Club 99) and has served on the National Coordinating Council and Ministries Council of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, as well as several boards in the Little Rock area.
He enjoys sports, especially golf, reading, photography, and playing the guitar occasionally (for his own edification only!).
Dr. David Dennis
Music Ministry Interim
Dr. David Dennis is a Professor of Music at Union University, where he conducts the women’s choir, Cantilena, and teaches courses in music theory and applied piano.
An accomplished pianist, Dr. Dennis has performed solo piano recitals throughout the South and mid-Atlantic region.
He holds a Doctorate in piano performance and a Masters in Church Music. Principal piano teachers include Ron Boud and Maurice Hinson, with additional piano study under Thomas Schumacher and Adele Marcus.
Dr. Dennis has a strong interest in church music and in choral music education. Much of his energy is devoted to vocal development and the art of the choral rehearsal.
He has served numerous churches as interim or part-time music director, most recently at Second Baptist in Memphis, Tennessee.
Interim Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator
Holly grew up at First Baptist Church, the daughter of Rev. Ray and Trudy Hatton. She married James Aycock at FBC in 2002, and her children Dylan (10) and Janie (8) were both dedicated here as well. A proud Memphian, Holly finished her BA at The University of Memphis. She has taught preschool for ten years in Memphis and in Atlanta. Holly has enjoyed two terms as Missions Committee Chair at FBC, was ordained a Deacon in 2014, taught Children’s Missions for several years, and served on the Caritas Community Missions Board.
Holly accepted this role with children and youth because she feels called to serve her church family through this period of change and renewal. She has known and taught most of the young people in our congregation since they were born, and is thrilled to have this opportunity to serve the people she loves.
Holly enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, and rocking out with her karaoke microphone. Holly is fueled by coffee and Chex Mix.
Maintenance Supervisor & Building Engineer
First Baptist Day School Director