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 and one son. 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.
Andrew was called by First Baptist to serve as Associate Pastor in June 2022. He grew up in Chesapeake, VA before moving to Wake Forest, NC in 2005 to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Andrew holds degrees from both Southeastern and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served in pastoral ministry at three different churches since 2006.
Andrew and Jasmine were married in 2008 and they have two daughters, Whitley-Kate and Maddie-Grace. They are excited to be a part of the First Baptist church family and give God the glory for leading them to serve alongside the church in reaching the community of Rocky Mount and beyond. They believe that the Lord has established their steps (Proverbs 16:9) and desire to make His name known through the ministry of First Baptist.
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.
Timothy was called by First Baptist to serve as Music Minister in January 2023. He lived in Missouri, Texas, and Georgia before attending Liberty University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Worship and Music Studies in 2014. He lived in Virginia for a time before moving to Wake Forest, NC in 2017 to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he obtained a Master of Arts in Christian Education in 2021. He has served on staff with a church in Virginia and has volunteered in the music ministry of churches in Virginia and North Carolina. He also served as a teacher at Commission Leadership Academy in Youngsville, NC before coming on staff at First Baptist.
Timothy and Scarlette were married in 2015 and together they have four children: Josiah, Analeigh, Ezekiel, and Felicity. They believe that the Lord has sovereignly and providentially ordered their steps. They desire to lead people to worship in spirit and truth (John 4:24) while incorporating psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16) in worship services. They are grateful to serve at First Baptist and are excited to be a part of this church family. They give God the glory for leading them to serve alongside the church and look forward to how God will use First Baptist to reach the community of Rocky Mount and beyond for His glory.
Heath was called by First Baptist to serve as Student Minister in May 2023. He was raised in Raeford, NC and attended the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where he received his BA in Philosophy and Religion in 2015. In response to his call into the ministry, Heath attended Campbell University Divinity School and obtained his Masters of Divinity in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry in 2019. He has been serving in student ministry since 2019.
Heath met his wife, Rachel, while they were students at Campbell University. They know that God has called them to be at First Baptist and are committed to seeing students’ lives changed by the power of the Gospel. They believe in the importance of students and families being grounded biblically to shape their worldview. This is done through an honest teaching of God’s word and a personal relationship with Jesus.