Larry Jones
Intentional Interim Pastor

Larry is a retired pastor and military chaplain.  He has also served as a denominational employee.  He is certified by the Association for Intentional Interim Ministry. Larry completed his undergraduate work at Samford University in Birmingham.  He received a Master of Divinity Degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1980.  Larry also holds a Master of Strategic Studies Degree from the United States Army War College. Larry is married to Karen Hampton.  She is also a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has served as a Minister of Music, a Minister with Children, and a music teacher in private and public school systems. Karen and Larry’s older daughter, Meghan, is married to Grant Degler – employed by the United States Census Bureau.  Meghan is a Spanish teacher and is currently completing her Doctor of Philosophy Degree at the University of North Carolina.  Karen and Larry’s younger daughter, Mallory, was killed in an accident at the beginning of her senior year of college.

Justin Bell
Associate Pastor

Justin joined us in September of 2016 and is our Associate Pastor of Youth and Children. He works closely with the families in our church to provide holistic gospel transformation at church and home. Justin grew up in the United Methodist Church, but received his MA in Ministry Leadership from Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest. He has now made his home with us in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and loves the opportunity to work with the students and families in the church. 

Pat Eaton
Playschool Director

Pat began working at FBC in August of 1986 and has served as director of the FBC Playschool since March of 1998.  She is married to Ken and has three children: Bethany, Cory, and Tyler.  Pat is a graduate of Appalachian State University (B.A.) and Gardner-Webb University (B.S.).  She considers the playschool her ministry and loves working with children and their families.  As Playschool Director, Pat believes children should have ample time for play and imagination as they learn.  You can reach Pat directly at 336.790.1548.


Melissa Long
Administrative & Financial Assistant

Melissa joined the staff of FBC as Administrative and Financial Assistant in February of 2011.  She is a native of Hamptonville, North Carolina and has a B.A. in Accounting from Surry Community College.  Melissa is married to Damon, who volunteers as a local fireman, and is Mom to Reece, an inquisitive and compassionate 8 year old. You can reach Melissa directly at or 336.939.0926.  

Lance Newman
Director of Music