Our Ministry Team
He is a native of Charlotte, NC and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Clemson University, a Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Campbell University.
Following his service with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, and an honorable discharge from the US Army, he served as an associate at Eutaw Heights Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Antioch Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, Homestead Heights Baptist Church in Durham, Thalia Lynn Baptist in Virginia Beach, and Forest Hills Baptist in Raleigh. He began his ministry with First Baptist in July 2011.
Dr. Harper has served NC Baptists as President of the General Board for three terms, as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention of NC for three terms, as Second Vice-President of the Convention for three terms, and as a member of the Coordinating Council and chair of the Finance Committee for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of NC.
“My calling is to proclaim Christ Jesus, encouraging people in their commitment to Him and to provide spiritual leadership to a congregation in its efforts to affirm the Deity and Lordship of Christ. Secondly, my calling is teaching the Scriptures. My goal is to provide relevant teaching that allows people to connect the truths of the Word of God with their everyday living. I am a visionary and value the forward look. Appreciation for the former things and anticipation of what the Lord will do in and through His people energizes me for the work of ongoing pastoral ministry.”
Minister of Youth and Adult Education, Church Administrator
Rev. David Richardson began serving as the interim Youth Director in September 2008 and became the Youth Pastor the following March. In addition to his duties for the Youth Ministry, David also oversees the administration of FBC Academy as well as Finance at FBC Creedmoor. David is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s of Religion from Liberty University.
David and his wife Becky have been married since 2004 and make their home in Creedmoor. The two have made several international as well as stateside mission trips together. David and Becky joined FBC Creedmoor in November of 2007 with a strong calling to minister among the people of Creedmoor.
David has and is currently serving in denominational works such as Discipleship Director of the Flat River Baptist Association; Board of Directors and Chair of Business Services for the Baptist State Convention of NC; Board of Directors, Chair and Interim Director of Damascus Home; Board of Directors of 320 Ministries.
“My calling in life is derived from Ephesians 4 in which Paul instructs the Church to equip the saints to do the work of the ministry. God equips each one of us for His service, it is my goal in ministry to assist believers to find out where He is working and join Him. Seeing the youth of today join our other generations to BE THE CHURCH OF TODAY is the standard I am reaching for.”
Minister of Children
Scott comes to us by way of Moriah, NC, having received degrees from Southeastern College the Associate of Divinity in 2007 and from Liberty University, the Bachelor’s in Religion in 2010. Scott is currently working towards attaining the Master’s of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest.
Scott also brings with him his wife Terri, and two children Kolby and Dakota. The Day family joined our fellowship in April of 2012 and when asked about this new ministry opportunity, “It is my hope and desire that our family will be an example which exemplifies what God’s desire is for every family. Hopefully through our witness and testimony we can see children and families accept Christ and join our fellowship. Without Christ our children have no hope and it is up to us [church] to come alongside parents and provide them with the necessary tools to be all that God desires for them to be in Christ.”
“God has called me and set me apart for the work if the ministry by His grace, His mercy and the Blood of Christ. This calling directs me to minister to the needs of families, to witness and be a witness for the gospel of Jesus Christ. This calling also demands that I teach and handle the word of God with integrity for He has called me to be an ambassador of Christ.”