Pastors & Staff

Sammy Ballard

Senior Pastor

Since 2017 Sammy has been the senior pastor here at FBCM. He and his wife Jill have been married now  for 31 years. Together they have two children and a granddaughter. His passion for Christ pours out on all those around him. His love, energy, vision, servant heart and "willing to do whatever it takes" attitude are what embody our mission and ministry to reach more people for Jesus Christ.
Fun Fact: "I love to go fishing!"

Madison Smith

Youth & Children's Pastor

Maddi has shared her talents with us at FBC Mebane as the youth and children’s pastor since 2017. With her bachelor's degree from Columbia International University in youth, family and culture ministry with a concentration in missions as well as a Bible degree, she also brings a bright and enthusiastic energy to our kids.
 Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 25:35-40
 Fun Fact: "I played collegiate soccer for two years. And I have no feeling in my left pointer finger because I cut it while cutting and avocado."

Chris Conley

Music Director

Former rock band drummer and life long musician, Chris was called to ministry and has now been with us here at FBCM for 15years. With his experience and passion for music he continues to lead, propel and further our music program for FBCM.
Fun Fact: " I have a 100lb dog named Mongo."

Loren Sessoms

Media Director/ New Light Worship Leader

With a BS Degree in Homeland Security and minor in Criminal Justice, the last place she thought God would call her early in her career was to the church. New this year with us in 2020, Loren is excited to explore her creative and musical talents in ministry at FBCM.
Fun Fact: I love photography!

Rhonda Bright

Office Manager

Rhonda has been our Office Manager here at
 FBCM for 12 years now. With an Associate Degree in Medical Office Administration she brings years of experience and knowledge to our team.  One of her favorite scriptures is Deuteronomy 31:8
“The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
Fun Fact: I have never liked coffee but am addicted to caramel frappes.

Libby Isaac

SonShine Ministries Director

Libby's dedication to our kids program is like no other. She's been serving our community as part of our SonShine program for 20 years. Her love and compassion for these kids is her drive to continually grow our SonShine ministry.
Fun Fact: I like cats, just not my own.

Angie Patterson

Accounting Administrator 

Angie has been with us for 17 years as our church's Accounting Administrator & SonShine Ministries-Financial Administrator/Office Manager. With an Associate Degree in Accounting Administration and Associate Degree in Business Administration she helps to keep things going strong around here!
 Fun Fact: Can't stand coffee!!

Howard Thames

Maintenance & Custodian Supervisor

Howard has been with us for 15 plus years here at FBCM. With his previous experience as a supervisor for a large food company, Howard continues to use his knowledge and skills to further our goals for FBCM.

Julie McCauley

Director of Children's Ministries 

Our kids are so lucky to have Julie's caring and energetic personality! Since 2019 she has led our children's ministry and helped to watch it grow and cultivate new ways to share Jesus with our kids. She brings 14 years' experience, as the Director of Special Education at the Expedition School in Hillsborough. Her mission is to create a safe place for children of all abilities to be in community with one another as they learn about Jesus!
Fun Fact: I have a dog named Chewy!

Joe Carter

Audio Visual Light Technician

We are so lucky to bring Joe on board in 2020! His knowledge and experience in leading worship, church sound, and audio technology is what we need to propel FBCM into the next level! His love for worship and Jesus shows in all he does and we can't wait to see his vision for FBCM moving forward!