brian fillingim

senior Pastor

Brian was born and raised in Texas until he moved to Georgia during his high school years. He sensed a called to ministry following his time at Kennesaw State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Following a brief time owning his own business, Brian began attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and serving at Roswell Street Baptist Church. He received his Master Of Divinity with a specialization in Christian Education. Brian and Kelli married in 2014 and are proud parents to Ellis and Edie Ann. In his spare time he loves being outdoors with the family camping, hiking, fishing and hunting.


“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”


~Romans 8:28

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Clarissa Morrison

Administration & Education Director

Clarissa Morrison has been a member of Lawrenceville First Baptist since 2013.  She has served in ministry for more than twenty years as a campus minister and collegiate ministry consultant with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.  Originally from Frankfort, Kentucky, she has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Religious Studies from Western Kentucky University, a Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Masters of Science in Sociology from Valdosta State University.  

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Dean oliver

Interim associate pastor of worship/

director of ministry operations

Dean brings over 30 years of ministry experience into the role of Interim Worship Pastor.  After graduating from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Music Education and Southwestern Baptist Seminary with a Master of Divinity, he served churches in Georgia, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.  Though he pastored churches for 10 years, his greatest enjoyment has come from being a Worship Pastor, where he has served in a variety of settings from Traditional to Modern worship, and everything in between.  He is also the Founder,  Executive and Musical Director for the 55-voice Georgia Worship Choir which is a community choir for people who belong to churches without a choir ministry. 

Dean is a native of Buford, Ga.  His wife, Robine, is a Nurse Manager at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and together they have two children: Evan, a first year law student in Brooklyn, NY and Jenna, who lives and works in Atlanta.  

In addition to ministry and his leadership of the Georgia Worship Choir, Dean enjoys working on his commercial real estate business, reading, writing, biking, videography, watching movies and sports, trout fishing or doing anything else in the mountains.  His favorite food is steak, his favorite drink is Dr. Pepper, and he can’t decide between peach or strawberry cobbler as his favorite dessert.  But he will always welcome samples of each to help him decide.  

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Jackie Dickens

Weekday Preschool Director

Jackie has been at Lawrenceville First Baptist Weekday Preschool for the past 12 years. She began working at the preschool when her own children entered the program. Although her children are grown, Jackie continues to serve at the Preschool because of her great love for the preschool children. She has served in many different capacities throughout her time at the preschool. In June of 2014 she became the Director of Lawrenceville First Preschool. Her heart is to share God's love through her words, deeds, and actions with all of the children at the preschool. 

Jackie and her husband, Michael, live in Lawrenceville with their two children. They are actively involved in Hyde's Chapel Baptist Church in Conyers where Michael serves as Senior Pastor. To contact Jackie, please call 770-513-4174.

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Ann hortman

Director of Hospitality