Dr. Jim Collier

Senior Pastor

Jim is a Florida native and spent 12 years serving our country in the US Army, attaining the rank of Captain before entering seminary to become a Pastor. He attended Mid America Baptist Seminary getting his M.Div and Doctorate. He has served in Mississippi, Tennessee and now in North Carolina where his wife Myra is from. Jim and Myra have been married 25 years and have 2 children, Rebecca, who married this past September and Josh, who is studying at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. 


Aaron Edwards

Youth & College Pastor

Aaron grew up in Mount Pleasant, NC. He is a graduate of Lee University with a concentration in Biblical Studies and is currently in the M.Div. program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been serving the Youth of FBC since August of 2013 and formerly served as an Assistant Pastor and Minister of Evangelism in churches around Rowan County. He and his wife Amanda were married in 2012 and reside in Concord.



Howard Joye

Worship Director

Howard became Worship Leader at FBC in 2013. He received the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree from the University of South Carolina and did Doctoral work in Music Theory at Florida State University where he taught Theory, Form and Analysis and directed the Jazz Pop Vocal ensemble. He also taught at USC and Columbia College and is a woodwind specialist and arranger. He has lead church music and Education programs and served with his wife Beverly in full time Christian ministry since 1985. They enjoy keeping and loving their three granddaughters.



Leslie McKemie

Financial Secretary

Leslie joined the staff at FBC in July 2008.  She attended Lenoir-Rhyne College and is a graduate of Life Christian University.  She re-enrolled at LCU in September 2011 to further her education.  She is a Pastor’s daughter who enjoys horseback riding, reading, gardening, and spending time with her family. Leslie resides in Richfield with her husband, Quintin.  Between them, they have 7 children and 10 grandchildren.





Dorina Morgan

Children’s Directror / ABC Preschool Director

Dorina became Children’s Director in 2016 and ABC Prechool Director in 2010. She has a B.A. in Christian Education and has taught 9 years in Christian schools. Dorina enjoys reading, playing the clarinet, camping and has been going to Guatemala City since 2012 on mission  with Word of Life to work at their summer camp. She lives in Concord and has two sons, Ben and Josh.