Rev. Larry Glover-Wetherington
Pastor Larry was born in Jacksonville, Florida, grew up in Georgia and Kentucky, and has lived in many places since. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, with the M.Div. and Th.M. degrees, and attended two years of the Masters of Business Administration program at the Florida International University, Miami, Florida. A widower from his first marriage, he is currently married to the former Dr. Miriam Anne Glover of Macon, Georgia. They combined their names to Glover-Wetherington. Pastor Larry has one child, Andrew.
After serving on the staff and as pastor of churches in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, and Maryland, Pastor Larry received specialized training in Intentional Interim Ministry in 1992 through the Center for Congregational Health, a ministry of the School of Pastoral Care, Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Since that time he has served as the Intentional Interim Pastor of eight congregations in North Carolina and Virginia
Pastor Larry’s hobby is contemplative photography with a calling to use photos as a part of prayer.
The Intentional Interim is a vital ministry for a church in transition between pastors as it provides a structure for a church to look at their Heritage, Mission, Leadership, Connections outside themselves, and Future Directions. This is done as both a congregational process and as a process of spiritual discernment and is a tremendous preparation for a church for the calling of a new pastor.
Rev. Judy Butler
Judy joined the First Baptist, Mebane staff in March 2009. Judy graduated in 1974 from Sandhills Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Medical Technology. She graduated in 2006 from Campbell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy and in May 2010 earned her Master of Divinity degree from Campbell University Divinity School. Judy was ordained on February 15, 2009 and began her professional ministry as pastor for the senior adults of FBC Mebane before assuming new responsibilities as the Associate Pastor early in 2010. Judy believes that God uses all the circumstances of our lives for our eventual good and to His glory. Judy’s husband, Yonnie, holds an MBA from Elon University and is employed by the NC Biotechnology Center. Judy’s guidance for the church and it’s members revolves around education and support through life circumstances. Judy offers group and personal spiritual guidance and development, as well as personal, couples, and family counseling, and dream interpretation. Judy is the mother of two adult children: Jamie Joseph who lives in Haw River with his wife Rachel and two children, Riley and Mitchell, and Jordan Waggle who lives in Snow Camp with her husband Jason and their two children Garner and Dayves.
Rev. David Gaddy
Youth and Children's Pastor
David Gaddy joined the staff at FBC-Mebane in June of 2011 as the Minister of Children and Youth. Gaddy (as he likes to be called) was born in Charlotte but really grew up in Harnett County near Sanford. He attended Campbell University where he got his Bachelors of Science in Mathematics (2008) as well as his Master of Divinity (2013). Gaddy has served at two churches prior to FBC-Mebane: Second Baptist Church of Fayetville, NC and Lees Chapel Church of Dunn, NC. In the summer of 2008, Gaddy met the love of his life, Emily Jones. Their story of how they met is pretty cool, so you should ask them sometime about it. They were married July 31, 2010 and welcomed their first son, Michah January 7, 2013.
In his spare time Gaddy enjoys hanging out with his friends and meeting new people, driving go-karts and playing putt-putt, and watching all kinds of sports. He is a huge TARHEELS fan and loves watching NASCAR. Musically, his favorite artists include Skillet, The Zac Brown Band, Dave Barnes, The Afters, Building 429, Gungor, Mumford & Sons, TobyMac, and Lecrae.
Gaddy and Emily’s hearts desire is to help children, teenagers, and college students believe in the love, hope, healing, grace and forgiveness that are given by God through Jesus! Their calling is described in a painting, by Emily, which hangs in the office of Gaddy: Love God, Love People, Nothing Else Matters.
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