Senior Pastor T Welch

Greetings from First Baptist Church of Stanleyville. I have served as Senior Pastor since, February 2020.

Prior to serving as Senior Pastor at Stanleyville I served as Associate Pastor, Minister of Students from September 2014-January 2020.

I have been married to the love of my life Julia Welch since June 2010. We have a beautiful daughter named Piper born December 2013, a handsome son named Bryant born December 2015 and a spunky daughter named Ellie Rose born February 2018. I have a Bachelor of Science from Liberty University in Religion: Youth Ministry, and a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I have served in churches along the East Coast, been an open-air preacher, and served as a church planting catalyst in northern Ghana with the International Mission Board. I enjoy Carolina Panthers football, and UNC basketball. Go Heels!

We are excited to be part of the Stanleyville family. God has great things in store. Come and join us on Sunday morning!

Pastor T Welch

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edlockeAssociate Pastor Ed Locke, Minister of Music and Worship

I want to extend a warm welcome to you to come and be a part of the music ministry here at Stanleyville. God continues to send a lot of tremendously talented people to this church. I pray that never ends! Those involved in the music ministry are sold out to Jesus, and it shows!  I am so excited to be here with you and to join in what God is doing right here on Ziglar Road.

Here is my family. Donna and I have been married for 25 years this year, and we do not have any children. We have a Jack Russell Terrier named Fred. We have just celebrated 5 years here at FBCS as of July 1, 2012. We are so glad to be here at this time and place.  Donna is a Teacher’s Assistant at the Children’s Center on Reynolda Road, and she really loves it. She truly is the love of my life, and I would marry Donna all over again.

I began my ministry in September 1984 at Southside Baptist Church Winston Salem, North Carolina.  It was there I met Donna and was ordained to the ministry.  We were married and stayed until 1989. We went to Rocky Mount, NC to Englewood Baptist Church 1989-1997. Next, we served at Denver Baptist Church in Denver, NC 1997-2007. Then God said it was time to move to Stanleyville and be a part of you wonderful folks. Again, we are very blessed to be a part of the church family here at Stanleyville First Baptist.

Colossians 3:16 & 17 KJV states:
Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom… teaching and admonishing one another in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual songs singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.

This is my heart’s desire for everyone involved in the music ministry, and there is room for you! Let’s praise the Lord together in the choir, and in every group in the music ministry. I can’t wait to see what God is going to do through each of us!

Pastor Ed Locke

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