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W. Ray Pennell

Senior Pastor

Ray Pennell was called as the Senior Pastor on May 11, 2014. He began serving as interim pastor in 2013. His favorite hobbies are golf and gardening. In Heaven, the first person Ray wants to see, besides the Lord, is his mother.

 

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Favorite food: Snickers
Favorite sports team: Carolina Panthers
Favorite song: “My Tribute”
Favorite Bible verse: Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Birthday: January 17

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Jimmy Meek

Deacon Body

Jimmy’s favorite hobby is fishing. In the future, he plans to visit Italy and Jerusalem and do mission work overseas. In Heaven, the first person Jimmy wants to see, besides the Lord, is Mary.

 

 

 

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Favorite food: Fish
Favorite sport: NASCAR
Favorite song: “Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone”
Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 25:40, “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’”
Birthday: September 6

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Alan Flowers

Deacon Body

Alan's favorite hobby involves musical instruments.  The first person he wants to see when he gets to heaven is Moses.

 

 

 

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Favorite food:  chicken & dumplings

Favorite sport:  bowling

Favorite song:  How Great Thou Art

Favorite Bible verse:  Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) “’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.’”

Birthday:  October 18

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Dale Nichols

Deacon Body

Favorite Hobby:  Race Cars

Favorite Food:  Cheeseburger

Favorite Sports Team:  Dallas Cowboys

Favorite Song:  I will always love you by Whitney Houstin

Favorite Bible Verse:  Matthew 4:4  Jesus answered "It is written:  Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."

Birthday:  December 19

Mark Lineberger

Deacon Body & Music Director

Favorite hobby:  Airplanes & Cars

Favorite Food:  Sweet potatoe pie

Favorite sports team:  Carolina Panthers

Likes all songs and Bible verses

Birthday:  January 14

Jamie Lineberger

Pianist

Favorite Hobby:  Yard work & playing piano

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite sports team:  Carolina Tarheels

Favorite song:  Amazing Grace

Favorite Bible verse:  John 3:16

Birthday:  August 14

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Tammy Matlba

Children's Ministry Coordinator

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Ann Woodring

Secretary

Ann’s favorite hobbies are crocheting and crafting. In Heaven, the first people she wants to see, besides the Lord, is her mother and her grandfather.

 

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Favorite food: French fries
Favorite sports team: Duke
Favorite song: “Jesus Loves Me”
Favorite Bible verse: John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Birthday: April 8

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Rabun Talley

Custodian

Rabun’s favorite hobby is motorcycle riding. In Heaven, the first person Talley wants to see, besides the Lord, is his father.

 

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Favorite food: Gravy Biscuit
Favorite sports team: Hendrix Motorsports
Favorite song: “Go Rest High on that Mountain”
Favorite Bible verse: John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Birthday: February 28