Rosemary BowenStaff Assistant
Rosemary Bowen was born in Chapel Hill, NC and has lived there all her life. 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. In her free time Rosemary enjoys playing the piano, swimming, and shopping with her sisters.
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.
Ali was born in Pampa, TX. She graduated from West Texas A&M University with a degree in art education. After working for the Texas State Baptist Student Union and later the SBC Christian Life Commission, she married Paul Campbell and moved to Stone Mountain, Georgia, where their son Eric was born. Ali is grateful to God for blessing her with her husband Paul, her son Eric, her daughter-in-law Kimberly, and grandson Elijah. Ali is retired from being a legal assistant for almost thirty years and has worked at FBC Durham as Worship Assistant since 2008. She wants to glorify God in her daily walk and with God’s help and guidance to grow as a Christian.
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 recently grandson, Elijah.
Michael Dickerson is a native North Carolinian. Born in Shelby and raised in Lexington, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a B.S. in Accounting in 1992. A CPA, he spent the first five years of his accounting career in public accounting, primarily at Deloitte & Touche, before joining Sonic Automotive, Inc., a Fortune 500 auto retailer, in 1997. He served Sonic for just over twelve years in various roles as Director of Financial Reporting, Assistant Treasurer and, finally, Treasurer. Answering a call to ministry, in May 2010 he resigned and moved with his lovely wife to Wake Forest where he is currently pursuing a M.Div. in Advanced Biblical Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Tiffany, just celebrated their third anniversary and are excited and blessed to be serving the Lord within the FBC Durham family.
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.
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.
Kimberly grew up in Jackson, TN, and Jackson, MS. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology. Kimberly has lived in North Carolina since 1998. She is married to Ryan, and they have two children: Mason (2002) and Olivia (2005). Kimberly enjoys serving in the preschool ministry at FBC Durham.
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. Their son Matthew recently graduated from UNC and now works at the University Hospital.
Elisa and her husband Andy have been members of FBC Durham since 1998. Though they both grew up in Northwest Arkansas, they now call Durham their home and are parents to four wonderful children. Elisa graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. It is a joy for her to serve the children and parents at FBC.