Staff Assistant

Rosemary Bowen

Rosemary Bowen was born in Chapel Hill, NC and loves the Triangle area. She and her family have been members at FBC since 2001 and she grew up learning from the staff she now is delighted to work alongside. Having always enjoyed organizing and paperwork she is excited to use her gifts to serve the church.

Worship Assistant

Susan Browning

Susan was born in Winston-Salem, NC, and graduated with a degree in mathematics from Guilford College in Greensboro. She is a retired high school math teacher (taught 30 years, 27 of those at Northern High School). She came to FBC Durham in 1976 and is currently serving as Worship Assistant, member of the Worship Choir, Director of Handbell choirs, and BFL teacher (1 year olds). She is married to Kenny Browning and has three sons who all grew up at FBC:  Chuck, John, and Joe. They also have three grandsons: CJ, Jack, and Patrick.

Assistant Custodian

Paul Campbell

Paul was born in Rock Hill, SC, and “reborn” at First Baptist Church of Rock Hill. He was educated at Mars Hill College and the University of Georgia and worked in a variety of positions, primarily social services and church maintenance. Paul is blessed with a God-honoring wife, Ali; son, Eric; daughter-in-law, Kimberly; and grandsons, Elijah and Sebastian.

College Intern

Mason Carpenter

Youth Ministry Intern

Stephen Estes

College Intern

Nathaniel Davis

Nathaniel Davis grew up in Durham, NC. In 2009 he began at North Carolina State University.  While there he got involved with Crusade and Campus Outreach and led a small group bible study.  He graduated in December of 2012 in Sport Management. Upon graduation he began a career at a graphics company.  However, in May of 2014 he felt God calling him to full time campus ministry.  Nathaniel recently got married to the love of his life, Dorothy in July of 2015.


Rufus French

Rufus was born in North Carolina, and attended Livingstone College. He married Rhonda Powell in 1991. Rufus started working at FBC Durham in October of 1995.

Staff Administrative Assistant

Ashley Herron

Ashley is originally from Louisiana, where she spent the first half of her childhood before her family moved to Monroe, NC. She graduated from North Greenville College in 1999. She and her husband Jonathan were married in May of 2002, and have one daughter, Loralye (2012).  Ashley has enjoyed serving at FBC Durham since 2002.

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Sara Iles

Sara is from Louisiana. She was married to Terry in May of 2009. They have a 3-year-old daughter, Emma. Sara attended Louisiana College where she developed passions for cooking, early childhood education, and 17th century British Literature. Terry is currently finishing a Master of Arts in Old Testament, and will begin his Ph.D. in the fall.

Pastoral Administrative Assistant

Tom Knight

Tom is a native of Durham, NC. He graduated from NC State with a degree in Applied Mathematics and from Wake Forest University with a Master of Business Administration. He retired from Verizon in 2003 and began working at FBC Durham in 2008. Tom serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor. He and his beautiful wife Tina live in Northern Durham County.


Worship Intern

Ross Smith

Worship Intern

Jared Snead

Jared was born in Texas, but would tell you he’s from Boiling Springs, SC where he spent most of his childhood. He recently married Victoria in January 2015, who is also from SC. Jared graduated from North Greenville University in December 2009 with a Media Ministry Bachelor’s degree, and he is now pursuing an M.Div. in International Church Planting at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Victoria works as an emergency room nurse at a local hospital, and they have one retriever/lab mixed puppy-child named Jackson.

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