First Missionary Baptist Church

505 South Wilkes Street
Post Office Box 482 (mail)

Chadbourn, North Carolina  28431


Deliverers of God's Word
Preaching Staff

Rev. Virgil Reaves, Pastor

Gifted and Rich Pulpit Associates

Rev. Adolphus Lawrence, Associate Minister
After graduating from Westside High School, Rev. Lawrence joined the U. S. Air Force after attending A&T State University, Greensboro, NC.  He travelled around the world in service to our country for 20 years.  After his retirement, Rev. Lawrence worked for the U.S. Post Office for 17 years.  When he was called to the ministry, Rev. Lawrence attended Philadelphia College of the Bible and many other divinity seminars and workshops.  Rev. Lawrence was married for over 50 years to the late Katie R. Lawrence.  They have three daughters: Vivian (Frank), Angie (Jeffery), and  Pamela (Renard); fourteen grandchildren, thirty-three great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.  Rev. Lawrence is an experienced pastor and has led several churches.  He re-joined FMBC in April 2006, and Rev. Lawrence is an excellent resource on Biblical history and doctrine.
Rev. Jonita S. Williams, Associate Minister
Rev. Williams was ordained on November 30, 2005 by the Lumber River Baptist Association of Lumberton, NC.  Prior to her call to the ministry, Rev. Williams was an English teacher at South Columbus High School.  Rev. Williams has a Bachelor's Degree from North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC.  She earned an additional certification as an Exceptional Children's teacher from the University of North Carolina-Pembroke.  Rev. Williams also earned credits toward her Masters Degree from Fayetteville State University.  She is married to Fred Williams, Jr. and they have two children:  Fred Williams, III (Noeshe) and Natalie; one grandchild, Nadirah.  Rev. Williams is responsible for training new members and other responsibilities.

Rev. Phylisa F. Kelly, Associate Minister
Minister Phylisa Frink Kelly is in charge of the Children's Church, and she is responsible for instilling Christian values in the youth of the church.  She is an integral force and speaker on the state-wide level with the Women's Baptist Home and Foreign Missions Association.  She also runs the youth Bible camp each summer.  She is married to Alexander  Kelly, Jr. and they have two children:  Deacon Dante Kelly (Tonya) and Elder Colene "Tootie" Kelly; three granddaughters; and one grandson.  Reverend Phylisa Kelly is a graduate of North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC.  Minister Phylisa Kelly is a retired educator who was employed at Chadbourn Middle School. and other local school systems.

Elder Colene Kelly, Associate Minister
Elder Colene Kelly is under the "watch care" of FMBC.  She is currently a student of Divinity Studies at Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC.  Elder Colene is a proud graduate of Winston-Salem State University and High Point University.  Elder Kelly is a dynamic and forceful speaker, who is musically inclined.  She is director of the FMBC Young Adult Choir and works with the budding "Voices of Praise Youth Choir."  She is also Director of the "New Generation Choir," which is an extension of the acclaimed "Lawrence Family Choir."  Elder Colene will continue to do great things in her future. 

Minister Perry Frink. Associate Minister

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