Our Team

Our team here at First Baptist Church of Vidalia, Louisiana realizes that we cannot do this on our own, but we depend on one another's strengths as we work together, in Christ, to serve God and the community around us.

Dr. wes faulk, senior pastor

Wes loves the Word of God and is committed to loving and leading the body of Christ in his role as senior pastor.  He holds both a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Languages from Howard Payne University and a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He also has a Doctor of Ministry in Church Revitalization from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He lives his life adhering to Philippians 3:7-8, counting all but loss compared to knowing Christ.


Wes is married to Jenn, and they have two daughters, Ana and Emma.  He is a native Texan, a lifelong San Antonio Spurs fan, an Ironman, and the most adventurous eater in the Miss-Lou.

Carrie Vest, Children's minister

Carrie loves children and is committed to creating a fun and engaging environment at FBCV so that kids of all ages are able to form a solid foundation in Christ. She uses her gifts in ministry to help equip parents to lead their children closer to Christ, focusing not only on children's activities and Bible study but on whole families coming together for Gospel ministry. Her favorite verse is Romans 8:28, and she is confident of God's goodness and His active presence in our lives.


Carrie is married to Frank, and they have four children, Chris, Landon, Breanna, and Emma. She's originally from Greenwood, Mississippi and enjoys spending time shopping and visiting with friends. She's an enthusiastic advocate for foster parenting and adoption, a proud Air Force mom, and a friend and mentor to many mothers at FBCV.

mitzi Roby Slatten,

financial secretary

Mitzi loves the Lord and serves Him with excellence in her role as financial secretary at FBCV. In addition to her work in administration, she also leads the church in worship as a member of the praise team. 


Mitzi and her husband Jason live in Natchez, MS, right across the Mighty Mississippi.  They are the parents of Claire Hendricks of Vidalia, LA, as well as Caitlyn Roby Martin and her husband Matthew of Shreveport. They are also the proud grandparents of a beautiful baby girl, Evie.  She and her family really treasure time spent together.  Mitzi is a lifelong resident of the Miss-Lou and a friend both to her church and the community.

Sylvia strahan,

office secretary

Sylvia has been a part of FBCV for over thirty years and loves her church family. She's a retired teacher who uses her gifts not only in the church office but also as a Sunday school teacher, a nursery volunteer, and a greeter, spending her time in service and ministry to the church and community.


Sylvia is married to Bo, and they are blessed with adult children and many grandchildren. She is an encourager and friend to families at FBCV.