|Howard Dudley is a native of North Carolina, a graduate of East Carolina University and Union Presbyterian Seminary. Howard was called to serve as the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in 2016, after serving as the pastor of New Prospect Presbyterian Church in Ripley, MS and as a Campus Minister at the University of Mississippi. He has previously served as a Campus Minister at Virginia Commonwealth University, and as a youth minister at Second Presbyterian Church in Richmond, VA and Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church in Tarboro, NC.
Howard is a musician. He plays guitar and banjo, and has led music and worship at the Montreat and Massanetta Youth Conferences. He is married to Meg Lindsay Dudley, who currently serves as the Pastor of Bluff Presbyterian Church in Wade, NC. They have one daughter, named Lindsay.
|Rev. Howard Dudley
Pastor & Head of Staff
|Dena Bradham joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church as the Director of Christian Education in 2016, but she is no stranger to FPC, having belonged to our congregation for over 30 years. Dena joined the FPC staff after over thirty years of experience teaching Science with Harnett County Schools. Dena comes from a family of dedicated educators and is deeply passionate about her faith and church community.|
Director of Christian Ed.
|Kristen Anderson joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church in 2015. She is a talented voice and piano teacher who has taught lessons for over 20 years. She has an Associate of Arts Degree in Church Music from Heritage Bible College, a Bachelor in Music Education from Campbell University and a Master of Music from Meredith College. Kristen also teaches Choral Music at Dunn Middle School and has taught music in public schools for 10 years.|
Director of Music
|Lesia Campbell has served as the Church Office Administrator at First Presbyterian Church since 2006. Lesia is a talented and hard-working administrator, who manages our congregation’s communication systems, our church newsletter, our congregation’s finances and pledged giving. Lesia also serves as the Office Administrator for the First Presbyterian Church Weekday School.|
The session is the governing body of our congregation, made up of elders who are elected to discern together where God is calling our church. Our current session includes:
Rev. Howard Dudley, Moderator
|Joyce Dorman||David Bradham||Lisa Fitchett|
|Will Gage||Brad Brown||Billy Ray Godwin, Jr.|
|Brad Heath||Bill Lasater||June Green|
|Rob Kelly||Tilghman Pope||Cindy Smith|
|Clem Medley||Matthew Smith||Gale Tart|
|Billy Powell||A. C. Williams||Ryan Taylor|
|Willie Suggs||Courtney Williams||Heather Williams|
Our deacons are ordained servants of the church who attend to our congregation’s service to one another in congregational care and to our greater community and world in mission.
Natalie Turner, Moderator
|Kevin Allen||Faye Jackson||Morgan Colmenero|
|John Gage||Casey Kerley||Lee Herring|
|Susan Hatley||Natalie Turner||Ann Johnson|
|John Midgley||Patsy Williams||Jackye Sholar|