the journey

Pastoral leadershp

  • larry finger

    Senior Pastor

  • chris chitwood

    Associate Pastor

    Chris serves as one of our teaching pastors, providing strategic leadership and direction for our church.  Before joining our staff, he served as a pilot in the USAF.  He is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv) and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.  He's married to his high school sweetheart Leslie, and they have two children, Jonah and Kailey.


    chris@fbclavonia.org








  • doug garvin

    Youth and Worship Arts Pastor

  • dick patton

    Ministry Care Pastor

ministry staff

  • matt bell

    Bridge Worship Leader

  • angie maffett

    Ministry Assistant

    angie@fbclavonia.org

  • amy moss

    Preschool and First Friends Preschool Director

    amy@fbclavonia.org

  • John Herron

    Administrator

    john@fbclavonia.org

  • Beth Harris-King

    Sanctuary Music Director

  • Brenda Haley

    Financial Assistant

  • Shane Funderburke

    Financial Assistant

  • Shairon Kerlin

    Ministry Assistant

  • Melanie Burton-Brown

    Music Associate and Children's Choir Director

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