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The Staff of First Baptist Church

Members of our staff:

Dr. Ray Ammons, JoLynn Prochaska, Dan Wynkoop, Mark Wingate, Alice Foy, Steve Medlin, Jeanene Kelly, Shannon Greene and April Walker

Dr. Ray Ammons - Senior Pastor


B.S. from UNC-Pembroke

Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary

Doctorate of Ministry from the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond

Date began minsitry at First Baptist:

June 13, 2005

Favorite Movie:

Saving Private Ryan

Favorite Dessert:

Banana Pudding

The best way to eat an Oreo cookie:

one at a time

JoLynn Prochaska - Minister to Children and Families


B.S. Elementary Education from Winthrop University
M.A.C.E from Southwestern Seminary

Beginning of Ministry at FBC Gastonia

October of 2006

Favorite Movie

You've Got Mail

Favorite Dessert

Anything with Chocolate :)

The Best Way To Eat An Oreo

With some milk :)

Daniel J. Wynkoop - Director of Music



BS in Music Education from Pennsylvania State University

MME in Choral Music from Florida State University

Started Ministry Here at First Baptist:

January 1, 2009

Favorite Movie:   

Star Wars movies - I am a self proclaimed expert

The best way to eat an Oero cookie:

is with a friend.   

Alice M. Foy - Administrative/Financial Assistant


1965 Graduate of Clover High School

Date ministry began at First Baptist:

February 15, 1984

Favorite movie:

Gone with the Wind

Favorite dessert:

German Chocolate cake

The best way to eat an Oreo cookie is:

The only way to eat an oreo cookie is to twist it open and eat the creme filling then eat the cookie!!

Steve Medlin - Maintenance

Shannon Greene - Director of Childcare Ministries


Associates degree in Early Childhood Education.

Currently working toward BS in Birth through Kindergarten at Western Carolina.

Day ministry started at First Baptist:

September 9, 1999

Favorite dessert:


The best way to eat an Oreo cookie:

with friends.

Mark Wingate - Organist

April Walker - Assistant Director of Childcare Ministries


South Point High School - June 1994

Date  began ministry at First Baptist:

January 8, 2001

Favorite Book:

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The best way to eat an Oreo cookie is:

take it apart and dip it in milk.

Jeanene R. Kelly - Food Service Director


Jonesco Academy - 1976

Crandal Business College - 1977

Date began ministry at First Baptist:

October 2001

Favorite Book:

The Bible

Favorite Movie:

Forrest Gump

Favorite Dessert:

Chocolate Delight

The best way to eat an Oreo cookie is:

by itself.



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