Alice Bond

Parish Nurse

Alice Bond has served FBC as Parish Nurse for 12 years.  She is a native of Virginia, and moved to Altavista in 1961 with her husband. They became part of the FBC family and were later joined by their son, Kenneth, and foster children, Dale and Tina Dempsey.  Alice earned a nursing diploma from the Virginia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing and a Bachelor of Science with double majors in Health Sciences and Religious Studies at Lynchburg College. While at LC she studied the life and theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which remains a significant interest. Alice loves to read, especially mysteries. She has traveled extensively, both home and abroad.  

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Donna Ruff

Administrative Assistant

Donna has been the Administrative Assistant at First Baptist Church since 1996.  She is married to Marty Ruff and they have 5 adult children and 9 grandchildren and one very spoiled Yorkie, Toby. Donna graduated from Westhampton College (University of Richmond) with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology.  She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and the beach.

Michael S. Lee


Mike has been pastor of First Baptist Church since 2006.  He is married to Luann and they have 4 adult children, 4 grandchildren, and a Black Lab.  He is native of Arkansas and has degrees from Ouachita Baptist University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,and Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond.  Mike served as a missionary for two years in Nazareth, Israel.  He loves to read, especially biographies and history, enjoys traveling to historical sites, spending time with his family, and is an avid fan of Bruce Springsteen.



Donna Rosser

Director of Music

Donna serves as our Director of Music.  She also plays the pipe organ and the piano.  Donna is a native of Orange, Virginia and has two adult children and two grandchildren.   She graduated from Westhampton College (University of Richmond) and James Madison University and is a retired middle school math teacher.