Uchenna D. Anyanwu

Uchenna D. Anyanwu

“For me to live is Christ and to die [in Him] is gain” (Phil. 1:21) are words that call me to no longer live for myself but to let Jesus’s life increase in me and be reflected through me, a weak clay vessel. Born in Umudim, a small town in Imo State of Nigeria, I…

Elms Allen

Elms Allen

Dr. Allen and his wife Harriet have been long-time members of First Pres, and Elms had a long and illustrious career in Winston-Salem as an oncologist, hospital administrator, and development officer with the Novant Heath Center. This is the third time he has come out of retirement, and he feels that God has been calling…

Reverend Mike Horne

Reverend Mike Horne

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, North Carolina. It’s famous for cigarettes, doughnuts, and underwear…a widely diverse and interesting city, for…

Reverend Heather Thomsen Tang

Reverend Heather Thomsen Tang

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 church in Philippi to follow Christ’s example of humility. I’m a born and raised west-coaster…

Reverend Dr. Peter Barnes

Reverend Dr. Peter Barnes

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 picture of servant leadership, which Jesus Himself modeled in laying down His life for us….

Reverend Amy Carlan

Reverend Amy Carlan

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 Bing cherries, the beginning of the Columbia River Gorge, and for being a drive-through on…