Andy was born and grew up in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. It was there, at the age of five, that he accepted Christ as his Savior. After graduating from Siloam Springs High School, he attended Oklahoma Baptist University where he received his degree in Secondary Math Education. While attending OBU, Andy was involved in the youth program at a local church and was very active in the Baptist Student Union. Upon graduation, Andy spent two years working with the Baptist Student Union at the University of Arkansas. During that time, he married his high school sweetheart, Elisa Crenshaw, and began planning to pursue his seminary education at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. In July of 1998, he and his wife moved to North Carolina, and have been involved with FBC Durham ever since. Andy and Elisa look forward to building relationships with the youth, their families, and the church body. His purpose in ministry is stated in Colossians 1:28, which says, “And we proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom so that we may present every man complete in Christ.” Andy and Elisa have three sons, Jackson (1999), Micah (2002), and Braden (2008), and their daughter Aubrey (2004).
Dr. Andrew M. Davis is the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Durham, North Carolina and the founder of Two Journeys Ministry. He holds a bachelor’s degree from MIT, a Masters in Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also a visiting professor of church history at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Council member of The Gospel Coalition, and an executive trustee of the International Mission Board. In addition to his preaching and teaching, he is the author of An Infinite Journey: Growing Toward Christlikeness, Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again, Christ Centered Exposition: Exalting Jesus in Isaiah, and An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture. Andy and his wife, Christi, have five children.
Kevin was born and raised in the small town of Pampa, Texas. He has been a member of First Baptist Church since 2008, and has served on staff since 2010. Kevin received his B.A. from Wayland Baptist University in 2005, and his M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011. He serves as Assistant Pastor of First Baptist Church and leads the kids and youth ministries. Kevin has been married to Bekah since 2008, and they have two children, Henry (2013) and Elsa (2016).
Chase was born in Virginia Beach, but grew up in western North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011, and received his B.A. in Political Science and Chinese Language. Prior to coming on staff at FBC in January 2016, he worked for State Employees’ Credit Union, but was excited for the opportunity to use his financial background and love for international ministry to serve the church. He is in the MDiv program at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has been a member of FBC since 2009. Chase has been married to Laura since 2012, and they have one daughter, Joanna (2014), and one son, Andrew (2016).
Born in Savannah, GA, Wes has lived and served all over North America. He graduated with a degree in Worship and Pastoral Studies from Boyce College in Louisville, KY, and desires to see Colossians 3:16-17 fulfilled as we let the word of Christ dwell in us richly, that we would do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, worshiping not only on Sunday but in all of life. He and his wife Annie have been married since June of 2015 and now live just north of downtown Durham.