Briana Thompson joined the staff as secretary in September of 2023. She is a lifelong resident of Salem and graduated in 2015 from Southwest Baptist University. She married Matthew Thompson in 2020 and they have one daughter, Harper. Briana enjoys board games and puzzles in her free time and any family time is spent camping or riding their side by side on their property. Her favorite verse is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”. This verse is my daily reminder to always be in prayer and to rejoice and give thanks even when life gets crazy. Being a part of First Baptist Church has always felt like a second home to me and I’m thankful I get to work with such a loving staff.