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Senior Minister - Chris Dawson

Rev. Dr. Chris Dawson

Senior Minister - Chris Dawson

cdawson@fbcmonroenc.com

Chris Dawson is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Monroe. A graduate of East Carolina University, Chris was working in the private sector when he felt a call into ministry when Dr. Greg Rogers, pastor at Oakmont Baptist Church, preached a message that we are all called into ministry wherever we are, but some are called into full time vocational ministry. Following that message, Chris pursued a theological education and shifted his focus to become a preacher/pastoral caregiver within the church. He has now been in ministry since 2003, and in that time span has received his Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry from Campbell University Divinity School while serving as Minister to Youth and Children at Swift Creek Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC and as pastor at Westfield Baptist Church in Dunn, NC and First Baptist Church of Monroe since August 2012. He is married to Michelle and they have three children: Sydney, Bayley, and Trevor. Chris feels God’s leading in every facet of his life and knows he is living out the purpose God has for him; teaching all Christians to love God and love neighbor.

Associate Minister - Joshua Owens

Rev. Joshua K. Owens

Associate Minister - Joshua Owens

jowens@fbcmonroenc.com

Joshua began serving as the Associate Minister at First Baptist in September 2014. As the Associate Minister for Community and Faith Development, Joshua oversees all aspects of our children and youth ministries, educational programming of the church, facilitates the church's relationship with many of our community partners, and provides leadership in worship and other aspects of the life of FBC. Originially from Roseboro, NC, Joshua attended Campbell University and obtained a degree in Sport Management while minoring in religion. He holds a Master of Divinity from Campbell Univeristy Divinity School and a Master of Arts in Practical Theology from Pfeiffer Univeristy.  Joshua is passionate about helping students to see themselves as beloved children of God and supporting them in living lives that love God, and love all of God's people. Joshua is married to his wife Lindsay, and they have a daughter, Quinn. The Owens family resides in Monroe. 

Minister of Music & Organist - Timothy Belflowers

Dr. Timothy Belflowers

Minister of Music & Organist - Timothy Belflowers
Business Manager - Marsha Sexton
Business Manager - Marsha Sexton
Ministry Coordinator - Kathy Cole
Ministry Coordinator - Kathy Cole
Food Service Coordinator - Dennis Butler
Food Service Coordinator - Dennis Butler
Weekday Preschool Director - Jennifer Trull