Senior Pastor

David Payne

Pastor David returned to Flemings Chapel in 2018.  Previously, he had served as 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 from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Piedmont International University.  David has for many years taught at the Word of Life Bible Institute in Florida and New York.

He loves spending time with family,  and also enjoys illustrating his sermons with stories that convey the meaning in his messages. 

Associate Pastor for Student Ministries

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith joined our church staff in 2021.  He has a heart for the Lord, a desire to learn and share the Word of God, and a love for people.  Caroline, who is a public school physical education teacher in Whitnel, and Thomas were married in 2016.  They are over the moon in love with their daughter, Quinn.  The Smiths live in Hudson.

Thomas received a Bachelor of Religion from Liberty University, and is pursuing a Master's of Divinity degree. 

Administrative assistant

Angela McCall

An organized person who helps with a variety of tasks around the office, Angela is a blessing to Flemings Chapel. She divides her time between our administrative duties in the office and substitute teaching at the local schools. However, Angela juggles the jobs well. She and her husband, Keith, have served the Lord as international missionaries. where they also raised a family of three daughters and one son.