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Minister of Children & Families / Preschool Director

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Senior Minister's Secretary

Mary Jane Rash came to First Baptist Church after retiring from the State of North Carolina with more than 32 years of service. More than 26 years of that service was as the first female Magistrate for Iredell County presiding over cases in Small Claims Court as well as Administrative Court. Prior to that, she served six years as a legal assistant to the District Attorney.


She is married to Nathan Rash, a local artist, singer and licensed home inspector. Their children are Tamera Pendleton and husband George; Jake Rash and wife Lauren; and they also have four wonderful grandchildren, Madison, Tate, Georgia and Fletcher!

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Eddie Wiseman serves as accompanist at First Baptist. He has been actively involved in church  music for more than thirty years. Eddie and his wife, Jane, have two daughters, Emily and Hailey. Eddie has a passion for Christian music and enjoys styles ranging from the classical works of Handel to the contemporary songs of Chris Tomlin.

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Communications Coordinator

Kayley Crouch joined the First Baptist Church staff in July 2013 and oversees a variety of responsibilities, including producing The Interim, worship bulletins and other publications, updating the church calendar, and keeping church membership records.


Kayley grew up in First Baptist Church and graduated from North Iredell High School. Her parents, David and Pam Potter, are also members of First Baptist. Kayley earned her B.A. degree in journalism from Gardner-Webb University and her M.S. degree in graphic arts from Appalachian State University. She worked in graphic arts in Burlington before coming to First Baptist Church.

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Preschool Director / Contributions Secretary


Kari pulls double duty at FBC as our Preschool Director and Contributions Secretary. She and her husband, Jon, has two children, Aubrey and Ty. Their family attends Front Street Baptist Church. Kari also runs her own dog walking business, Paws Fur Love Dog Walking. 

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Facilities Manager

Ed is retired as a high school teacher and soccer coach in Wilkes County. Before his teaching career, Ed worked as a Senior Logistic Analyst at Lowe's Companies. 

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Facilities Manager

Wayne joined our staff in 2020. He and his wife, Lillie, have been members of our church since 1989.

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