Pastor Luke was called by First Baptist to serve as Pastor in April 2018. He was raised in the Charlotte area and attended Appalachian State University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Communication. He went on to earn his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. Pastor Luke comes to Rocky Mount from Boone, NC, where he served two different churches in nine years of ministry.
Luke is married to his high school sweetheart, Amy. Together they have three daughters. Luke and Amy enjoy building relationships with anyone and everyone. They believe that aside from the Word of God and the Spirit of God, relationships are the greatest tool God uses to draw people to himself. Luke and Amy are grateful to serve at First Baptist Church and look forward to how God will use First Baptist for His glory in the Rocky Mount community.
Minister to Homebound
Bob was called to serve First Baptist as Minister to Homebound in 2003. Bob retired after 38 years in the mortgage banking industry and held positions in several different companies before being called to First Baptist. He and wife Susan have two daughters, who are both married, and eight grandchildren.
Bob feels a special calling to minister to sick and homebound members. He wants them to be nurtured and prayed for, allowing them to know that they are valuable members of First Baptist even though they are no longer physically able to attend.