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1st Pres Staff

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Adwoa Asante

InterVarsity College Ministry at Wake Forest

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My family is from Ghana, I was born in Toronto, ON in Canada, and spent most of my childhood in... Read More

Adwoa Asante

InterVarsity College Ministry at Wake Forest

My family is from Ghana, I was born in Toronto, ON in Canada, and spent most of my childhood in Baltimore, MD. Favorite Scripture: Romans 8:38-39 was really important for me in my development as a Christian in learning to

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Ann Marie Sears

Director of Communications

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A favorite scripture verse: 2 Timothy 1:9 “He has saved us and called us to a holy life-not because of... Read More

Ann Marie Sears

Director of Communications

A favorite scripture verse: 2 Timothy 1:9 “He has saved us and called us to a holy life-not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ

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Chuck Hobbs

Business Administrator

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A favorite scripture verse: Romans 12:2 “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed... Read More

Chuck Hobbs

Business Administrator

A favorite scripture verse: Romans 12:2 “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is –

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Davin Thomsen Tang

Director of High School Ministry (9th-12th Grade)

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I grew up in Danville, California – a small town in the suburbs of San Francisco. I have been serving... Read More

Davin Thomsen Tang

Director of High School Ministry (9th-12th Grade)

I grew up in Danville, California – a small town in the suburbs of San Francisco. I have been serving on staff in youth ministry for over a decade and have received a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Palm

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Delana Vickers

Administrative Assistant for Children’s Ministries

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Favorite Scripture: 1 John 3:1 “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of... Read More

Delana Vickers

Administrative Assistant for Children’s Ministries

Favorite Scripture: 1 John 3:1 “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God.” I grew up in the northern part of Stokes County, which is home to beautiful Hanging Rock State Park. I

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Greg Collins

Tech Assistant

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A favorite verse of mine is Jeremiah 29:11 - “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the... Read More

Greg Collins

Tech Assistant

A favorite verse of mine is Jeremiah 29:11 - “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” I am

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James Ruffin

Custodian

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Favorite scripture is John 3:16, For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever... Read More

James Ruffin

Custodian

Favorite scripture is John 3:16, For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. I am from Wilson, NC.
Favorite place to be is

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Jeanne Nifong

Lead Administrative Assistant

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A favorite scripture verse:  1 Corinthians 13:4-5  “Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not... Read More

Jeanne Nifong

Lead Administrative Assistant

A favorite scripture verse:  1 Corinthians 13:4-5  “Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it

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Jessica Fields

Coordinator for Missions

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“My favorite place in the entire world is Black Mountain, but if I can’t make it there, Sweden is a... Read More

Jessica Fields

Coordinator for Missions

“My favorite place in the entire world is Black Mountain, but if I can’t make it there, Sweden is a very close second! I grew up in Winston-Salem and I’m excited to be returning home. My favorite bible verse is

Johnson Waterer

Director of Middle School Ministry (6th-8th Grade)

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A favorite scripture: Romans 8:38-39, For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels... Read More

Johnson Waterer

Director of Middle School Ministry (6th-8th Grade)

A favorite scripture: Romans 8:38-39, For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all

Jonathan Wilhelmi

Tech Assistant

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My favorite scripture is 1 Corinthians 1:4-6. "I always thank my God for you because of his grace... Read More

Jonathan Wilhelmi

Tech Assistant

My favorite scripture is 1 Corinthians 1:4-6. "I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all

Karen Law

Housekeeping

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Favorite Scripture: Psalms 37:4-5  “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way... Read More

Karen Law

Housekeeping

Favorite Scripture: Psalms 37:4-5  “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication

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Karl Pandorf

Facilities Manager/Network Administrator

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Favorite Scripture: Hebrews 13:2 – “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have... Read More

Karl Pandorf

Facilities Manager/Network Administrator

Favorite Scripture: Hebrews 13:2 – “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” I’m from Hopkinsville, Ohio which is familiarly known as “Hoptown”. My favorite place

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Kelly Kenion

Lead Administrative Assistant

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Favorite Scripture:  Matthew 6:25 – 34. I have lived all over, but I was born in Charlotte, home of the... Read More

Kelly Kenion

Lead Administrative Assistant

Favorite Scripture:  Matthew 6:25 – 34. I have lived all over, but I was born in Charlotte, home of the Carolina Panthers, NASCAR, and the South 21 drive-in. My favorite place is a four-way tie:  Montreat, Bermuda, Ireland, and Hilton

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Marge Hancock

Kitchen Coordinator

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Favorite Scripture: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall... Read More

Marge Hancock

Kitchen Coordinator

Favorite Scripture: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” I’m from Michigan, which is famous for giving us the automobile. My favorite place

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Marissa Joyce

Program Coordinator for Youth Ministries (6th-12th Grade)

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A favorite scripture verse: Ephesians 3:16-19 “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power... Read More

Marissa Joyce

Program Coordinator for Youth Ministries (6th-12th Grade)

A favorite scripture verse: Ephesians 3:16-19 “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray

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Melinda Miller

Director of Children’s Ministry (birth through preschool)

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A favorite scripture verse: Philippians 4: 6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition,... Read More

Melinda Miller

Director of Children’s Ministry (birth through preschool)

A favorite scripture verse: Philippians 4: 6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”  I grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee. I love to spend time someplace sunny!

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Michael Dodds

Director of Worship, Music & the Arts

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A favorite verse is “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.”  (Psalm 145:8)  I... Read More

Michael Dodds

Director of Worship, Music & the Arts

A favorite verse is “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.”  (Psalm 145:8)  I have a very international background, having grown up as the son of medical missionaries in the eastern jungle of Peru. 

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Michelle Collins

Director of Hospitality & Outreach

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I’m from Wilmington, NC. I’d say it is most famous for being the place where Michael Jordan and Jason Roy... Read More

Michelle Collins

Director of Hospitality & Outreach

I’m from Wilmington, NC. I’d say it is most famous for being the place where Michael Jordan and Jason Roy grew up. Also, it happens to be a lovely tourist attraction with a beautiful and historic downtown, Carolina and Wrightsville

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Reverend Amy Carlan

Associate Pastor for Discipleship

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A favorite scripture verse: Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those... Read More

Reverend Amy Carlan

Associate Pastor for Discipleship

A favorite scripture verse: Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. I’m from The Dalles, Oregon. It’s famous for delicious

Reverend Dr. Peter Barnes

Senior Pastor

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A favorite scripture verse: Mark 10:45, which says, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served,... Read More

Reverend Dr. Peter Barnes

Senior Pastor

A favorite scripture verse: Mark 10:45, which says, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” I love this verse because it’s the

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Reverend Heather Thomsen Tang

Associate Pastor for Worship, Music and Arts

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I am drawn to the words of Isaiah, who speaks hope and comfort to a suffering people; to the powerful... Read More

Reverend Heather Thomsen Tang

Associate Pastor for Worship, Music and Arts

I am drawn to the words of Isaiah, who speaks hope and comfort to a suffering people; to the powerful picture of Jesus as the light and life of the world presented in John; and to Paul’s encouragement to the

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Reverend Mike Horne

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care

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A favorite scripture verse: Philippians 2:6-8 “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to... Read More

Reverend Mike Horne

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care

A favorite scripture verse: Philippians 2:6-8 “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.”I’m from Winston-Salem,

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Robert Manning

Supervisor of Custodial Staff

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Favorite Scripture: Matthew 6:33  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you... Read More

Robert Manning

Supervisor of Custodial Staff

Favorite Scripture: Matthew 6:33  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” I’m from Winston-Salem. My favorite place to be is in my Secret Place (my closet).

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Ronda Lineback

Front Desk Receptionist

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Favorite Scripture:  Proverbs 3: 5-6  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all... Read More

Ronda Lineback

Front Desk Receptionist

Favorite Scripture:  Proverbs 3: 5-6  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your path straight.” My favorite place to spend time is at

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Sally Faison

Administrative Assistant for Discipleship

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Favorite Scripture: Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I’m from Charlotte, North Carolina... Read More

Sally Faison

Administrative Assistant for Discipleship

Favorite Scripture: Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I’m from Charlotte, North Carolina which is nicknamed the Queen City derived from the American Revolutionary War when British commander General Cornwallis occupied the city

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Sharon Spencer

Director of Children’s Ministry (K through 5th grade)

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A favorite bible verse: 1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set... Read More

Sharon Spencer

Director of Children’s Ministry (K through 5th grade)

A favorite bible verse: 1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”I grew up in Tampa,

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Susan Orgain

Organist

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Favorite Scripture Verse: Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”I’m from Holland, Michigan which... Read More

Susan Orgain

Organist

Favorite Scripture Verse: Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”I’m from Holland, Michigan which is famous for Tulip Time, its Dutch heritage, and the Lake Michigan shore.One of my favorite ways to spend time

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Tamika Jackson

Bookkeeper

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Favorite Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you... Read More

Tamika Jackson

Bookkeeper

Favorite Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. I was born and raised in Silver

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Tina Davis

Financial Assistant

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A favorite scripture is Isaiah 40:31 "… but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will... Read More

Tina Davis

Financial Assistant

A favorite scripture is Isaiah 40:31 "… but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." I

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Wilson Barnhardt

Kitchen Staff

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Favorite Scripture: Luke 21:2 – “As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He... Read More

Wilson Barnhardt

Kitchen Staff

Favorite Scripture: Luke 21:2 – “As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins.  ‘Truly I tell you,’ he said, ‘this poor widow

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