Bill Neely, our Pastor/Head of Staff, graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion and Philosophy. He went on to complete the degrees of Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry at Southeastern Theological Seminary (BTF). After serving as a Campus Minister in North Carolina and Virginia, he pastored churches in South Carolina. In 2003 Bill became Co-Pastor/Head of Staff at FPC along with his wife The Reverend Doctor Wanda S. Neely. In 2010 Wanda accepted the call as Pastor/Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church Kinston, NC. Bill is committed to helping FPC continue its strong ties to the community and the world through missions. Bill describes the church and himself as open and accepting. He believes that Christian community is best built when there are varieties of opinions and beliefs. Bill loves the concept of a church where all are welcome and accepted and allowed to exercise their faith in service to others.