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Dr. Jeff Rogers

Interim Minister

Jeff Rogers has enjoyed a 30-year career in congregational leadership and Christian higher education. He has served as a pastor, interim pastor, guest preacher and teacher in Anglican, Baptist, Christian (Disciples), Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches in Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Canada. Known to students and colleagues alike as an energetic and engaging professor, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Furman University, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University, and Gardner-Webb University.

An author or editor of six books and dozens of articles in refereed journals and standard reference works, he has made more than a dozen scholarly presentations in national and regional meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature and is a former president of the South Carolina Academy of Religion. After graduating from Hickory High School in North Carolina, he attended UNC-Chapel Hill, earned a B.A. in English from North Carolina Central University, an M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary.


Heather Absher
Director of Finance and Communications

Heather joined the staff in February of 2016 as the Financial Administrator with a background in office management, accounting, and payroll.  Over the years her role has continued to evolve into a position that includes all communications and media in order to best serve the church and its members.  Heather enjoys traveling and volunteering while serving on the boards of several local non-profits.  She has one daughter, Hadley, and two dogs, Maui and Paris.

Rob Fincher
Building Superintendent

Rob joined the staff at FBC in October 2022 as Building Superintendent.  He has been a church member since 1953.  Rob retired from the High Point Fire Department after 27 years of service, then retired from High Point University after 18 years.  He and his wife, Donna, live here in High Point with their dog, Jax.  They have three children, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Stan Grady
Organist and Choir Master

Stan comes to us in 2022 after 32 years as music director at Forest Hills Presbyterian and interim at First Presbyterian. He also has served as associate organist at Jamestown United Methodist. He was director of Advanced Piano and AP Music Theory at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts for 16 years, directed the High Point Chorale for five years and has taught private piano and organ lessons for 50 years. Stan has a bachelor’s degree in Music, a master’s degree in Keyboard Performance, and a second master’s in Information Systems.

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