Dr. Len Keever - Senior Pastor
Dr. Len Keever is a native of Black Mountain, North Carolina. Following 12 years of secular employment in social work and sales, he accepted the call to full-time pastoral ministry. Earning degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and The Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Keever served churches in Indiana and Virginia before coming to First Baptist in 2003. Len credits his experiences prior to entering the ministry as a powerful asset in helping him understand the importance of faith in the every day lives of church members.
Sara Williams - Minister to Families & Outreach
Originally from Richmond, VA, Sara Williams with her husband Mark moved to Johnston County, NC in 2003. Sara holds an undergraduate degree from Meredith College in Social Work and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from East Carolina University. She is currently working to finish her Masters of Divinity from The Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond. Sara has worked in various positions serving children and families through her work with Social Services, YMCA, and Johnston County Schools. Sara and her husband Mark most recently served as missionaries to South Africa through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. They have two children, Elijah and Hannah.
Kathryn Wise - Minister Music
Kathryn Wise is a graduate of Meredith College where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Music with a concentration in Voice. She has over 10 years experience as a choir director and has led adult choirs, children’s choirs and handbell choirs. Kathryn is from Erwin, NC where she resides with her husband, Jesse, and two children, Jon Russell and Allison, and their beloved golden retriever, Shiloh. Kathryn also teaches private piano and voice lessons in her home studio.