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 and Josh.
Aaron Edwards

Associate Pastor to Youth and Families

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. He and his wife Amanda were married in 2012 and reside in Kannapolis.


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.

 Korighan Gabriel

 Children’s Ministry Director

Korighan is a lifelong resident of Concord and a lifetime member of FBC Concord. She started teaching in AWANA while in high-school and moved to teaching in the Children’s Ministry under our former children’s director. Being called to shepherd children’s hearts was a natural path for Korighan. Before being called to FBC Concord she was a full time Nanny, taught at a local preschool and continues to teach dance at Cabarrus Dance Academy. 


Leslie McKemie

Church 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.

Jacqulyn Campbell

ABC Preschool Director
Jacqulyn became the Director of All Because of Christ Preschool in August 2017.  She graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Biology and has taught preschool for 11 years.  Jacqulyn was born and raised here in Concord, NC where she lives with her husband, Timothy and 2 young children, Bristol and Tucker.  In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, traveling, crafting and spending time with her family.
Angela Simpson

Membership Secretary

Angela joined the FBC Concord staff in September of 2021. She comes from a education background and has been in administration for 3 years. She is from Salisbury and lives in Kannapolis with Scott, her husband of 6 years. They have one son who is also in ministry. Angela and Scott love to travel but love the gulf shore beaches most of all.