Rev. George P. Windley, Jr.
Rev. George P. Windley, Jr. is the eldest of three children born to the Rev. George P. Windley, Sr. and Mrs. Linda Galloway Windley. He has one sister Belinda and one brother Mark Anthony.
Rev. Windley attended the public schools of Sumter SC, and graduated from Lakewood High School. He attended and graduated from Morehouse College of Atlanta, GA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He also attended and graduated from Mercer University McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta with a Master of Divinity Degree. At McAfee, Rev. Windley served as President of the Minority Student Association. He is currently pursuing his Doctoral degree in Ministry from Erskine Theological Seminary.
Rev. Windley participated in a Mission Immersion Trip to Cuba, having the opportunity to minister and preach in Matanzas, Cuba. He also participated in the Baptist World Alliance Centennial Congress in Birmingham, England. Rev. Windley is a member of Eden Lodge #46 PHA of Marietta, GA and was honored as Young Man of the Year by the Metro Atlanta Concerned Black Clergy.
Rev. Windley was licensed by St. John Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA in October 2004 and was ordained by the Black River Association, Manning SC in September 2007. While at St. John Baptist, he was the youth minister, and he served as the interim pastor for a period of time.
In September 2008, Rev. Windley was elected Pastor of the First Baptist Missionary Church of Sumter, SC where he began his service on January 4, 2009. Pastor Windley serves as the Secretary of the Baptist Educational & Missionary Convention of South Carolina, President of the Wateree Baptist Association Sunday School Congress, Board Clerk of the Wateree Baptist Association Executive Board, Past President of the Sumter County Concerned Clergy, board member of the Sumter Pregnancy Center and a mentor for the Sumter County School District. Pastor Windley was united in Holy Matrimony to Rochelle Denise Windley and they have been blessed with two sons, George P. Windley, III and Gregory Andrew Windley.
Dr. Rochelle D. Windley, First Lady
The “First Church” is blessed to have a unique first lady; FIRST LADY ROCHELLE D. WINDLEY is committed in her mandate to stand beside her husband as a helpmate in all that God has planned for him in his ministerial journey. First Lady Rochelle’s gifts and talents are an asset to the church and body of Christ. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina; and a Masters Degree of Nursing in Informatics from American Sentinel University in Colorado. She is a dedicated Registered Nurse who likes to make a difference in people's lives. She loves to care and share the importance of life with those she comes in contact with. By further advancing her career in Nurse Informatics, her desire is to find a way to improve the productivity of nursing care. She will be responsible for translating medical knowledge into computer programs to secure and integrate health-related data so that nurses can deliver effective care to patients. Rochelle will find a way to improve information management and communications in nursing to improve efficiency, reduce cost, and enhance the quality of patient care.
The First Lady also has a passion for physical fitness. She correlates this with her nursing career because she believes that God wants us to take care of ourselves because our bodies are His temple. Exercise is not just important for our physical appearance, but for our complete health, both physically and mentally. In the near future her plan is to become a Health Coach where she can offer guidance and inspiration to help patients understand the importance to shift their behavior to healthier health habits. Rochelle motto is to "glorify God" and to be better equipped for what He has planned. We are grateful and blessed to have her as our First Lady.