Equipping Hour - 9 am    Worship - 10 am 

1470 National Rd. Wheeling, WV 26003



Our Staff

Pastor Darrin Wright - Senior Pastor


Pastor Darrin is a graduate of West Virginia University with a B.S. in Business Administration with Accounting and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a M. Div. in Christian Education. He and his family have called Wheeling their home since 2003. Pastor Darrin enjoys coffee, books, sports, and spending time with family and friends.


Pastor Jeremiah Nichols - Youth and College Pastor


Jeremiah has served on staff as the Youth and College Pastor since July 2013. He and his wife, Darlene, have been married since 2008 after meeting in a free food line at the University of Memphis. They have three children, Olivia, Malachi, and Zoe. Jeremiah holds a B.A. in Sociology and graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY with a M. Div. in Christian Theology. Jeremiah's passions include basketball, cooking on the grill, and black coffee.


Jennifer Oyler - Secretary


Jennifer graduated from West Liberty University in 2008 with a Music Degree. She taught music in Phoenix, Arizona before moving back to the area to work at a local college. She recently started working for the church and loves the opportunity to serve our church family. 


Cindy Frank - Children's Director


Cindy has been the children’s director at First Baptist since 2000. She and her husband Bill reside outside of the Elm Grove area of Wheeling and they have three grown children, Tiffany, Tim, and Matthew. Cindy is a graduate of West Liberty University and has done graduate work at West Virginia University and Ohio University. She is currently certified in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Christian Education. Cindy is also currently employed by Ohio County Schools.


Laura Surface - Worship Leader


Laura has served as the Worship Leader at FBC since 2006. She and her husband, Fred, reside in St. Clairsville, Ohio. She holds a B.S. in Parks and Recreation with a minor in Music from Alderson Broaddus University and Master's degerees in Therapeutic Recreation from Penn State University and Special Education from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. Laura enjoys cooking, painting, singing, playing piano, flute, and guitar, and spending time with her family. She has a passion for singing songs to God's own heart and worshipping her Savior in Spirit and in truth.


Linda Scaggs - Organist


Linda began serving as our organist in 2007. Linda and her husband Clayton joined FBC in June 2006. Linda has enjoyed playing the piano most of her life and has served churches as an organist and pianist since 1987. In addition to her time serving the church with her musical gifts, Linda works at Bordas and Bordas, Attorneys at Law in Wheeling. She also has a passion for bowling.


Brenda Delgado - Bookkeeper


Brenda has been attending First Baptist Church for approximately 18 years and has been serving as the Bookkeeper for about 7 years. She graduated from West Liberty University with a degree in Medical Technology. She is humbled by the grace and mercy of her savior Jesus Christ and the favor he has granted in gifting her with three beautiful daughters, Courtney, Aryelle and Cecilea. Brenda enjoys reading and shares her time her husband, Edgar, Isaac, her grandchildren, and with many foster children.


Dave Wiselka - Custodian

Dave has been serving us at FBC since 2014. Dave and his family live in Bridgeport, Ohio where his son attends Bridgeport High School. Dave's wife works at Kroger as a Bakery Clerk and has worked for Kroger for 26 years.