Senior Pastor

David Payne

Pastor David returned to Flemings Chapel in September of 2018.  Previously, he had been our senior pastor from 1989-1995.  David's wife, Lisa, a registered nurse, is not only his best friend, but a sweet and caring lady who loves music.  David earned a Master of Theology degree with and emphasis in pastoral ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Piedmont International University.  He has served as pastor in Lenoir; Raleigh; and Charleston, SC.  Also, David has for years been a professor of Bible and Theology on the college level, regularly teaching at the Word of Life Bible Institute in Florida and New York.

In addition to spending time with family, David is an avid sports fan. He also enjoys illustrating his sermons with helpful stories that convey the meaning in his messages. 

Worship Leader

Danny Craig

Danny Craig is our worship leader, and he serves with a heart for the Lord.  With congregational singing that mixes traditional and contemporary songs of worship, Danny plans a service that is geared toward taking us to the person of Christ through music.  Danny and his wife Penny are dedicated folks, quite likely to be found serving someone in the fellowship hall, or doing for others.   Danny's heart for the Lord comes through, whether singing with a Southern Gospel group, leading the choir or praise team, or volunteering with the local volunteer fire department.  

Administrative assistant

Debbie Mast

We are pleased to welcome back a familiar face to the office at Flemings Chapel. Debbie served as our administrative assistant for several years.  She returned at the end of June 2021 to once again help us as our administrative assistant.