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Sam Roach

Senior Pastor  (

Sam grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he enjoyed playing tennis, baseball, and engaging in other outdoor activities.  A graduate of Vanderbilt University, he holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as graduate degrees in law and public policy.  Sam served as the Senior Pastor of Northside Baptist Church in the Tampa Bay area before coming to FBC Weddington.  He and his wife, Alysia, have three daughters – Savannah, Kendall, and Whitney.  Alysia is a homemaker and licensed pharmacist.



Edgar Horton

Pastor of Music and Outreach (

Edgar serves as Pastor of Music and Outreach at First Baptist Church of Weddington.  Edgar is a graduate of Limestone College with a B.A. in Music Education and a graduate of Winthrop University with a M.M. in Performance.  He also graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a M.M. in Church Music.  He and his wife Donna have two sons, Matthew and Daniel.






Julian Bacon

Director of Student Ministries (

Julian serves as the Director of Student Ministries at First Baptist
Church of Weddington. Julian holds a master’s degree in Civil
Engineering from Paul Sabatiers University in France and a Mdiv from Tyndale Theological Seminary in the Netherlands. Julian is married to Rachel, who is currently studying social work.




Georgia Channels

Children’s Ministry Director (

Georgia serves as Children’s Ministry Director at FBCW.  She has a degree in Business Administration from Appalachian State University, along with a desire to see children develop a genuine and steadfast faith in Christ.  Georgia and her husband Michael have two children, Shelby and Charlie.





Kerry Drew

Weekday Preschool Director  (

Kerry Drew serves as the Director of First Baptist Church of Weddington Preschool. She has a BA in Education and Child Development.  She has over a decade of experience in the preschool and the elementary school classroom.  She and her husband Korey have two sons, Jack and Will.  They both attend Weddington schools.




Kim McCranie

Secretary (

Kim McCranie serves as the Secretary of First Baptist Church of Weddington.  She has a BA in Business Administration.  She has been a member of First Baptist Church of Weddington for 17 years. She and her husband Todd have two grown children, Jessica and Matthew.





Ministry Team Leaders:

David Campbell – Sunday School Director (

Raquel Cepeda – Missions Co-Director (

Reid Matthews – Missions Co-Director (