Meet The Team

Dr. Timothy Brown - Lead Pastor

Timothy in just a few words: Christ-follower.  Husband. Father of five. Pastor. Friend.  Dreamer. Student of God's Word. Outside the box. Coffee drinker. Golden State Warriors Fan. LGLP-Love God-Love People.

Elaine Gregg - Worship & Arts Director

Elaine was born and reared in Kentucky. Marriage to Dan brought her to North Carolina 36 years ago.  She and Dan have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. They are looking forward to the birth of twin grandsons in a few months.

Stephen Stone - Associate Pastor of Worship & Senior Adults

Stephen has a passion to follow Christ. He is simple and down to earth in his faith. You will often hear him say “It’s all about God”! Stephen has many years of experience in ministry and most desires to express his love for Jesus in helping facilitate authentic worship and in caring for the people God places in his path.

Teresa Bare - Kids Ministry Director

Teresa Ellis Bare was born in Asheville, North Carolina and grew up in Old Fort, North Carolina.  She is the oldest of six children.  She was saved at age eight and at age sixteen made a firm commitment to be a follower of Christ.

Teresa is a graduate of McDowell High School, Wake Forest University, and School of Dentistry at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She has been an active member of Arden First Baptist Church since 1999, teaching youth since 2000.

Teresa Lackey - Administrative Assistant & Financial Secretary

Teresa was blessed to grow up in a loving Christian home and surrendered her life to Christ at the age of 13.  She married Randy, her high school sweetheart, in 1979 and graduated from ASU the following year.  Teresa and Randy moved from their hometown of Wilkesboro, NC to Asheville in 1986 where they raised their family and became members of Arden FBC in 1995.


Joe Perry - Pastor of Families & Modern Worship

Joe oversees our entire family ministry-from children to students and their parents. He also leads our 9:30 Modern Worship experience in our Fellowship Hall each Sunday morning. Anyone who gets to meet Joe loves his passion for people and the Lord.

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