Our Staff

Dr. Tracy Hartman, Transition Pastor

We welcome Dr. Tracy Hartman to Farmville Baptist Church as Transition Pastor. She will serve FBC by preaching on Sundays; leading town hall meetings to help the congregation with visioning & asset mapping; working with FBC leaders to align mission, building use, budgeting and programming; and by coaching the Pastor Search Committee to expedite the search process & assure candidates meet the needs of FBC.

Tracy’s educational background includes: 

  • B.A. Carson-Newman College
  • Div. Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. She was a member of the first graduating class and won the Miller Award for Academic Achievement upon her graduation in 1995.
  • Ph. D. Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education. She presented ground-breaking research into the relationship between parish setting and preaching style for women pastors.

Dr. Hartman began her work at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (BTSR) in 2001. In June of 2017 she became Vice President of Academic Affairs.  She taught courses in preaching and practical theology, and previously served as Director of BTSR’s Supervised Ministry and Doctor of Ministry programs. She is the author of Letting the Other Speak: Proclaiming the Stories of Biblical Women and co-author of New Proclamation Commentary. She also contributed to the Feasting on the Word and Feasting on the Gospels commentary series.

Dr. Hartman served as preacher and preaching instructor for the First Annual Pastor’s Conference and as preacher and lecturer for the First Annual Lay Women’s Conference at BTSR in Zimbabwe. She was elected President of the Association of Theological Field Educators at their 2017 Biennium Consultation in St. Paul, MN. Tracy is active in Baptist life and has served as staff member and interim pastor to several Virginia churches.

Email Tracy at pastor@farmvillebaptist.org

Sandy Yeatts, Choir Director

Sandy is a native of Farmville.  She earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1992 and her Master of Science degree in 1997 from Longwood College.  Before coming to Farmville Baptist, Sandy served as Choir Director at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Darlington Heights, VA. She has been the director at Farmville Baptist from 2003 to 2005 and from 2010 to present. She is currently employed by Hampden-Sydney College as the Administrative Assistant to the VP for Institutional Advancement. She and her husband, Kim, joined Farmville Baptist in November, 1997, and live near Hampden-Sydney. Her hobbies include golfing, gardening, quilting, and reading.

Email Sandy at sandy@farmvillebaptist.org

 

Dr. B. McRae Amoss, Jr., Organist

A native of Georgia, Mc Amoss first remembers becoming fascinated with church organs around the age of six. A church musician since the age of 13, when he became the accompanist for his church’s children’s choir, he later became the church’s pianist and then its organist. He came to the University of Virginia to do graduate study in French language and literature. He completed his Ph.D. in 1990 and in 1991 joined the faculty of Longwood University, where he is a professor of French. He became the organist of Farmville Baptist in 1992.

Kat Taney, Administrative & Communications Coordinator

Kat and her family relocated to Southside Virginia from South Florida in January of 2014. Prior to working at Farmville Baptist she has worked for other community businesses, including Wells Fargo and Real Living Cornerstone. Kat and her husband, Ryan, have been married since 2001, have 2 children, and reside in Meherrin. They enjoy participating in our church and community events, as well as hosting cook-outs and gatherings at their home.

You can reach Kat in our church office at (434)392-5041 or office@farmvillebatpist.org