Ronnie Deal

Lead Pastor


In January 1999 Ronnie was called by FBC to serve as Lead Pastor. He leads our church in vision-casting, preaching/teaching, staff leadership and shepherding. Prior to becoming our pastor, Ronnie served at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC for nearly 13 years.Ronnie’s passion is to lead people to a love relationship with Jesus Christ. He has led us to be a church that is passionate about connecting people to Jesus and helping them become fully-devoted followers of Christ. He has led our staff to create biblical, relevant, and creative environments in every part of our ministry. He is personally committed to teaching the life-changing truth of the Bible week by week.

Ronnie married Rae in 1983 and they have 4 children, Joshua, Jenny, Heaven and Destiny. Ronnie grew up in a small town in North Carolina with his parents and 1 sister. He graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina (1980, B.A.) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas (1984, M.RE)