Pastoral Selection Committee Nominees

The Diaconate prayerfully recommends these nominees to serve as the Pastoral Selection Committee. These members are involved in the heart of the mission and ministry of our church. They represent a cross-section of worship services, ministry areas, the longevity of membership and age groups within the church.

After careful consideration of more than 681 eligible church members, the Nominating Committee of the Diaconate narrowed the selection to nine Pastoral Selection Committee nominees as designated by the Constitution of our church.

We will vote on the nominees at our regular called Business Meeting on Sunday, December 1 at 9:50am in the Sanctuary. 

Nominating Committee of the Diaconate: Dianne Jones, Tom Jones, Bruce Lennon, Deborah Phillips, Jan Rhyne, Kim Williford, Don Womble, Dr. Jim Everette, Rev. Jayne Davis


Tom Alexander

  • Spouse/Children: Fran; 1 child (adult)
  • Joined FBC: 2018 | 11am Worship
  • Small-Group: Forum Sunday School Class
  • Ministries: Sunday School Teacher, CrossTraining Teacher, Usher
  • Occupation: Retired-Air Force, Petroleum Engineer. Expert in Environment, Health & Safety, Risk Management and Emergency response planning. Environmental Defense Fund Consultant
  • Generation/Gender: Boomer (Age 60+); Male

Linda Collins

  • Spouse/Children: Richard; 2 children (adults)
  • Joined FBC: 1991 | 8:50am Worship
  • Small-Group: Fellowship Sunday School Class
  • Ministries: Sunday School Teacher, Tuesday Noon Church Cooking team, Card Ministry, Small Group Deacon, Security Team, Mission and Ministry Committee, Alderman-TORO Tutor, Bereavement Team
  • Occupation: Retired-Social Worker with Children’s Home Society of North Carolina
  • Generation/Gender: Boomer (Age 60+); Female

Katie (McCall) Evans

  • Spouse/Children: Sean; 2 children (ages 4 & 2)
  • Joined FBC: 1998 | 11am Worship
  • Small-Group: Vineyard Sunday School Class
  • Ministries: Children’s Ministry Committee, CrossTraining Children’s Teacher
  • Occupation: Pharmacist at Zimmer Cancer Center
  • Generation/Gender: Millennial (Under 35); Female

Patrick Griffin

  • Joined FBC: 1993
  • Small-Group: Young Adults | 8:50am Worship
  • Ministries: Student Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, Tuesday Night Feeding Ministry
  • Occupation: Student-Master of Divinity at Campbell University Divinity School; FBC Student Ministry Intern
  • Generation/Gender: Millennial (Under 35); Male

Randy Ivey

  • Spouse/Children: Julie; 3 children (adults)
  • Joined FBC: 2007 | 8:50am Worship
  • Small-Group: Grace Sunday School Class
  • Ministries: Sunday School Teacher, Usher, Security Team, Christian Education Committee
  • Occupation: Retired: Utility Executive Director of Audit at Duke Energy
  • Generation: Boomer (Age 60+); Male

Stephen Jeffcoat

  • Joined FBC: 2006 | 8:50am Worship
  • Small-Group: Route 3:56 Sunday School Class
  • Ministries: Sunday School Teacher, 10th grade boys Small Group Leader, Student Ministry, Recreation Committee, Love Does Mission Days; Church Bus Driver
  • Occupation: Science Teacher at Topsail High School. Electric Vehicle Program Leader, Science Olympiad Coach, and Graduation Coordinator.
  • Generation/Gender: Millennial (Age 35-45); Male

Janna Lennon

  • Spouse/Children: Bruce; 2 children (ages 19 & 15)
  • Joined FBC: 1995 | 11am Worship
  • Small-Group: Covenant Sunday School Class
  • Ministries: Student Ministry activities, Personnel Committee, Children’s Ministry Committee (Chair), Tuesday Night Feeding Ministry, At-Large Deacon (Secretary)
  • Occupation: Assistant Principal at Bellamy Elementary
  • Generation/Gender: Gen-X (Age 46-60); Female

Heather Sutton

  • Spouse/Children: Philip; 2 children (ages 13 & 10)
  • Joined FBC: 1999 | 8:50am Worship
  • Small-Group: Covenant Sunday School Class
  • Ministries: Alderman TORO Tutors, Prayer Partner & Hospitality team, Harrelson Center Board Member, Student Ministry activities, Youth Council, Children’s Ministry Committee, Tuesday Night Feeding Ministry
  • Occupation: FBC Christian Preschool (Pre-K Teacher)
  • Generation/Gender: Millennial (Age 35-45); Female

Bob Thornton

  • Spouse/Children: Laurel; 2 children (adults)
  • Joined FBC: 2017 | 8:50am Worship
  • Small-Group: Hengeveld Sunday School Class
  • Ministries: Small Group Deacon, Love Does Mission Days, Missions & Ministry Committee, Security Team Ministry, Family Promise
  • Occupation: US Courts- Probation Officer
  • Generation: Gen-X (Age 46-60); Male