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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
Maggie Cook– Childcare Development Center Directorimage1-2
Phone: 336.993.8371   Phone: 336.993.2577 ext. 108
Wanda Baum, Church Secretary
Phone: 336.993.2577, ext. 100
Jackie Redding, Financial Secretary
Phone: 336.993.2577, ext. 101

Butch Sawtelle, Facilities Manager                                                                                                                                                                                  Phone: 336.993.2577 ext. 102