We welcome Dr. Wayne Brown as our Interim Pastor. Dr. and Mrs. Brown have two grown daughters and 3 grandchildren. He and his wife, Joy, have been in the ministry together since they were married in the late ’60s. He has served in churches as pastor, associate pastor, minister of music, minister of education and youth, and minister of youth and college ministries. They have been serving churches as interim pastor since 2013. Mrs. Brown is a published author, a motivational speaker at retreats and conferences, and an interpreter for the deaf.
The Browns founded DIVERSIFIED MINISTRIES, based in South Carolina, as an outreach ministry for missions, evangelism, encouragement, and the production of Christian literature, locally, nationally, and globally. They use diverse methods – to reach diverse people – who have diverse needs – as a BRIDGE for Building Relationships Individually Domestically Globally Evangelistically.
We invite you to visit with us and Dr. and Mrs. Brown every Sunday morning for worship at 11:00 a.m. and Wednesday evenings for Bible study at 6:30 p.m.
Teresa Malpass started her ministry at First Baptist Church in late October of 2016. She was born and raised in Tennessee, and married into the Delco, NC area in 1993. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology was earned at Tennessee Temple University. She has worked in church ministry for 30+ years as Sunday School teacher, Bible Time teacher, children’s music leader, pianist, flutist, choir member, and church secretary. She and her husband, Kenny, and their 3 adult children are long-time members of Faith Baptist Church in Delco. In her free time, she enjoys playing flute with the New Horizons Band in Wilmington, learning new technology/software, playing softball, and “hanging out with the family”.
Dinah Reaves began serving First Baptist Church as Financial Ministry Assistant on March 31, 2008. She and her husband Wayne are lifelong residents of Columbus County and raised children, Melissa, Wesley, and Clay on their fourth generation family farm. Dinah enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and gardening.