CRAIG PHELPS, Lead Pastor
Pastor Craig came to know Christ as Savior in the 6th grade thanks to the witness of a neighborhood friend. He has been married to Charity for 23 years and together they have 3 children (Joshua, Shannen and Samuel). Pastor Craig has a Mechanical Engineering Degree from N.C. State. After working in RTP for years he began attending seminary at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. After receiving his masters degree, he and his family served as missionaries in Southeast Asia for 10 years. They returned in 2016 and have been with Gorman ever since. This is his third pastorate. Pastor Craig’s passion is to clearly communicate the scripture to each of us so that we will be ready and equipped to serve the Lord.
Paul Camp, Youth & Family Pastor
Pastor Paul has been married to Kellie for 14 years, and together they have 4 children (Parker, Ellis, Annelise, Henry). Pastor Paul has a B.A. in Youth Ministry from North Greenville University. Paul has taught school and worked for Chick-fil-a while serving churches. He attended seminary classes in counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisiana. He and his family have served in churches in South Carolina and Louisiana before coming to Gorman in 2017. Pastor Paul’s passion is to see everyone have a personal relationship with Christ and to grow in a healthy way – spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically – in the Christian life. Through his experience and training, God has given Paul the desire to see people have a holistic approach to life with a healthy view of themselves and with others in the Body of Christ.
David Driggers, Worship Pastor
Rev. David Driggers was born and raised near Charleston, SC. He began playing piano when he was 5 and as a teenager led his youth group in song. David has a BA in Music Education from Charleston Southern University and a Masters of Church Music from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He met Lindsay in college. The one thing David prays will be evident is that God is the center of our worship. No matter what we do on Sunday mornings (or every day), our relationship with Him alone should be the focus. Everything else is “a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things” (Philippians 3:8). Whatever is presented in a service must be done in the correct attitude (spirit) and with a true theological message (truth), resulting in “worship in Spirit and in truth” (John 4:23-24).
Rachel Cox, Administrative Assistant
God blessed me with this wonderful job serving GBC in June 2011. I have been married to my husband, James, since 2004 and am mother to J and Jewel. I enjoy going to church, spending time with my husband and children, archery, reading, going to Christian music concerts, and watching the Carolina Hurricanes play.
“And Jesus answered saying to them, Have faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.”
Charles Carroll, Facilities Manager
I gave my life to the Lord and joined Gorman Baptist Church in July, 2010. My wife Rhonda and I have been married since 1987 and we have four sons and a bonus daughter. God blessed me in January, 2019 by providing a permanent position here at Gorman as the Facilities Manager. I enjoy bass fishing with my family, camping and tinkering on just about anything. I also enjoy serving the Lord and helping my wife in the 1st and 2nd grade Sunday School class.
Kim Earp, Pianist
Kim was called to Gorman Baptist Church in July of 2016 to serve as pianist in support of the music ministry. She has 45 years of experience as a pianist and is humbled to be able to serve her Lord and Savior in the church and community. Kim has served in Christian education for 22 years using her passion for missions to help students develop a servant’s heart in proclaiming the gospel to their community and throughout the world. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior when she was 9 years old. Kim and her husband, Steven, met during VBS in 1983 and have been married for over 30 wonderful years. God has blessed them with 2 beautiful daughters (Christian & Elisabeth), 2 sons-in-love, and 2 precious grandsons. Steven and Kim have served in the church through various ministries to which God has called them and look joyfully to what lies ahead!