Gary is a graduate of Campbell University (Bachelor of Science in Psychology) , Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), and Drew University (Doctorate of Ministry). Gary has been a pastor since 1979 and has pastored 5 churches including Flat Springs Baptist where he began as a pastor in January 2005. He has served in several Associational and State Convention positions and is currently serving on the Campbell University Board of Ministers.
Gary is married to Lunette and they have three daughters, Melissa, Sandi, and Rebecca, two Sons-in-law, Paul and Jeremy, one Grandson Justin and a Granddaughter Bailey.
Gary is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening and golf. Spending time in the great outdoors not only helps Gary enjoy God's creation, it helps Gary appreciate the Creator he has given his life to serve.
Taylor Suzanne Crumley joins our staff June 2017. Taylor was raised in the home of a Youth Minister and has served as the Youth Minister Assistant at First Baptist Church Smithfield for 5 years. She has served as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Campus Minister at East Carolina University in Greenville NC from August 2016 until May 2017. She is married to Kevin Crumley who is currently the band director for Farmville High School in Farmville NC. Taylor completed her undergraduate work at Campbell University with a major in Christian Ministry in 2013. She just completed her Master of Divinity this past December and will graduate this May. One of her hobbies is baking and that seemed to be a great plus with the youth and children!
Jimmy began serving Flat Springs Baptist as Minister of Music in November 2014. He has been married to Caroline since 1977. We have 2 sons and 2 daughters by marriage. But most importantly, we have 4 garanddaughters, Savannah, Mikayla, Julianne and Adlaide. Jimmy has been a professional photographer and videographer since 1973.
Kathy has been employed by Flat Springs Baptist since 1998. She is responsible for payroll, preparing the weekly church bulletins, preparing financial records and other various miscellaneous duties.
Kathy has been singing in our choir since 1995. Kathy is happily married to Bryan Seal. Bryan also attends our church and is involved in various committees. Kathy and Bryan have 2 children, Elizabeth and Jonathan.