Our Ministry Team
Megan Doud, M.Div.
Associate Minister in Student Ministries
Megan is a huge University of Tennessee fan who grew up in Knoxville. After graduating from Carson Newman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a minor in Education, she discerned a call to ministry and interned at her home church, First Baptist Church of Knoxville, with the students and children. Upon completing her internship, she began studies at McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta. During seminary, she interned at Johns Creek Baptist Church, working with students and children. She graduated in May 2014 with her Masters of Divinity in Christian education and congregational ministry. After graduation she served at First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Alabama as the Student Ministry Resident. Megan understands her passion for relationship-building as guiding her call to serve with students. She loves traveling and just hanging out with her friends and family.
Kathy Samaha, M.Ed.
A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Kathy grew up in Athens, Georgia and graduated from Mercer University. She received her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia.
Kathy was fortunate to teach at Aiken Elementary School for 16 years. She taught third, fourth, and fifth grades. She also taught gifted and talented classes and kindergarten reading intervention. Kathy is a member of SCIRA (South Carolina International Reading Association) and NAEYC (National Association for the Education of the Young Child).
Interim Director of Children's Ministry
Director of Music and Worship
Born and raised in Aiken, SC, Zach has an enduring love for the area and its community. In 2012, he graduated from The University of South Carolina in Columbia with a Bachelor of Music with emphasis in education. He has spent the last seven years in Aiken County Public Schools as a band director and general music educator. Zach's life has been filled with a passion for making music, spending time performing in and with multiple choirs, bands, and orchestras throughout the state. His primary instrument is euphonium, and he sings bass. He considers the opportunity to create music for the Lord as one of the greatest blessings in his life. When not making music, Zach can be found spending time with his wife, Anna, and their son, Bennett. This time is spent traveling, running, and reading.