Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

 

PastoPastorBob_2r Bob Weathers, Senior Pastor

Pastor Bob began his ministry at First Baptist Church in June of 2005. He had previously served at Bethel Baptist Church in Westminster, South Carolina, for nearly six years. Bob has also served other churches in North Carolina and in Texas.

He is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and attended Wingate College, where he earned a B.S. in communications, graduating with honors (summa cum laude) in 1984. He then earned an M.Div. (1988) and Ph.D. (1994) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. In his Ph.D. studies, Bob specialized in philosophy of religion and Christian apologetics, which enhanced his desire to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to our contemporary culture. Bob frequently writes for Christian publications, and he writes the column Intersections: Where Faith Meets Life, published monthly in the Baptist Courier of South Carolina. Bob currently serves as an online adjunct professor in theology and philosophy for Liberty University, and he has also served as an adjunct professor for Anderson College, Gardner-Webb University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Tarrant County Junior College. Bob has been happily married to Kim since 1985. Kim is also a graduate of Wingate College and Southwestern Seminary. They have a daughter, Kaitlyn, who is a student at Wingate University.

 

 

MichaelPastor Michael Borton, Student & Family Life Pastor

Mike is happily married to Heather Borton and the Lord has blessed them with three very precious children: Hannah, Noah, and Josiah.  His ministry goal is to develop youth who “Love God, Love One Another and Love the World.”

Michael has a Bachelor of Science in Recreational Leadership (Minor is Psychology),Taylor University, and a Master of Business Administration, Taylor University. Mike has served churches in Ohio, North Carolina and Florida.  His other related experiences include Vice President of a construction company, a Purchasing Agent and a Recreation Supervisor.