First Baptist Church Helena Staff

Pastoral Staff

Greg Walker, Pastor

Bro. Greg began his Pastoral Ministry at First Baptist Church Helena in 2010. Bro. Greg has served in vocational ministry for close to two decades. He is married to Jessica, and together they have one daughter, Olivia, and two sons, William and Jack. Bro. Greg spent four years studying at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and holds a Bachelor of Christian Ministry degree, a Master of Theology degree and a Doctor of Theology degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Bro. Greg also holds two Graduate Certificates from Samford University in Pastoral Leadership and Ministry Communication. Bro. Greg is a licensed and ordained Southern Baptist Minister.   

Zac Curren, Youth Pastor

Zac Curren was born and raised in McCalla, Al.  He is currently a Pharmacy student of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University. Zac has served and preached in a number of capacities over the past several years at both his home church and elsewhere. He comes to serve our Youth with a clear calling and ability to minister to the Youth of Helena. Under Zac's direction, the Youth of FBC Helena has grown in every way and with God's blessings there is great hope for the days ahead. 

Michelle Arena, Acting Children's Director

Michelle Arena is from Concord, a small portion of Hueytown, Alabama. Michelle was brought up and later baptized in her home church, Concord Highlands Baptist Church. She is a graduate of Hueytown High School and the University of Alabama. She is married to Vincent and has two children. Michelle spent years in marketing before making the decision to be home with her children. Children's ministry has always been a part of Michelle's life whether through serving alongside her parents who led the Youth as a young adult or leading the American Heritage Girls as she does currently. Ultimately her desire is to glorify God through her ministry to children.


Back Row Left to Right:
Barry Butts Jr., David Miller, Jeremy Ferraez, John Bohin
Front Row Left to Right:
Pete Valenti, Brandon Meacham, Jim Angel, Barry Butts Sr.

Support Staff

Laura Butts, Ministry Assistant 

Diana Doughton, Pianist