Meet our Staff

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SteveDr. Stephen Martin, Senior Pastor, came to First Baptist Church Kernersville in 2003. He was born in Rutherfordton, NC, but grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Before entering the ministry, he was a free lance artist, who lived in Austin, Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Divinity Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Wake Forest, NC., and received a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Drew University with distinction. Steve has a unique insight into artistic integration and creative arts ministries. He has published several articles on the subject and has also published a religious comic strip, and the lyrics for several choral compositions. He lives with his wife, Mary Ruth, a registered nurse, with twins, Andrew and Rebecca, along with two dogs and “some” cats.
Phone: 336.993.2577, ext 103
 terryTerry Carney, Child Development Center Director, has served FBC since February of 2003. She has been married for 42 years and she and her husband, Rich, have one son. Terry has earned a degree in early childhood education and has ministered to young children since 1972. Her ministry opportunities have included teaching and directing in full-time Christian capacities in both Florida and North Carolina; specifically at Salem Baptist Christian School, Seminole Presbyterian School, and Becks Baptist Church. Her service in Christian education also includes functioning as a minister of children. Terry has shared her knowledge in children’s development by facilitating as a conference speaker at educator conventions and has continued to study early childhood education throughout her years of service in order to remain current on ECE teaching techniques, trends, and philosophies. Her devotion towards children has spanned over 40 years…and counting.
Phone: 336.993.8371Phone: 336.993.2577 ext. 108
Wanda Baum, Church Secretary
Phone: 336.993.2577, ext. 100

Financial Secretary
Phone: 336.993.2577, ext. 101

Butch Sawtelle, Facilities Manager                                                                                                                                     E-mail:                                                                                                              Phone: 336.993.2577 ext. 102