Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care, Encore, and Assimilation
Pastor Cade H. Farris is a native of northwest Alabama. He was raised in a strong Christian home and became a follower of Jesus when he was nine years old. As a freshman at the University of North Alabama (UNA), Cade answered God's call to vocational ministry. At that time in Baptist Campus Ministries, he also met and later married his college sweetheart Jennifer in 1999. They have three children: Lauren, Carson, and Andrew. Cade has a music degree from UNA and received his Master of Divinity in Theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. In college and seminary, Cade was a minister of music at Baptist churches in Alabama and Indiana. Cade joined the staff at FBCO for the first time from 2004-2011 as the minister to college and singles for two years and then as the minister to adults for five years. He left FBCO to serve as the lead pastor at First Baptist Church of Wedowee from 2011-2015. Before returning to the staff at FBCO, Cade was the senior pastor at First Baptist Church on the Square in LaGrange from 2015-2022. Cade enjoys spending time with his family, praying with and ministering to others, singing, preaching, playing the guitar, exercising, playing Rook, watching Alabama Crimson Tide football and Atlanta Braves baseball, and all things Star Wars.