Rev. Larry Curtis
Pastoral Care and Interim Administration Pastor
For the first nineteen years of his tenure at FBCRM, Larry served as Associate pastor for Education and Administration. Since 2015, he has served in a part-time position as Pastor for Pastoral Care. His primary focus is Biblically- based counseling and Christian Life Coaching. He also provides staff support for our Stephen Ministry, Divorce care, and the Senior Adult Ministry. Larry is also currently providing administrative oversight for our church.
Larry is from Shreveport, Louisiana and has served several churches in Alabama, Tennessee, and Louisiana before coming to North Carolina. He received a BS degree in pre-medicine from Louisiana College. After attending one year of medical school, he transferred to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he received a master’s degree in religious education with a major in counseling. He has also received training in conflict mediation through Peace Makers International and is a certified Christian Life Coach. He and his wife, Janet, were married in 1970 and have one daughter, Ashley.
Larry’s vision for his ministry at FBCRM is for everyone he meets with to experience a full and meaningful life in Jesus Christ with no emotional, mental or spiritual barriers to fulfilling the Great Commandment (Luke 10:27).
Dr. Allan Moseley
Interim Preaching Pastor
Allan Moseley has been at First Baptist Church since August, 2016. Dr. Moseley has spent his life serving churches as a pastor and serving ministers as a seminary professor. For 20 years he has taught at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, where he is Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew. Before going to Southeastern, he served as a pastor for 15 years, and while at Southeastern he has served as interim pastor of numerous churches and as senior pastor of Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh for 10 years. His latest books are the Leviticus volume in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series, a book on Proverbs titled "Living Well," and two chapters in a textbook on pastoral leadership titled "Entrusted to the Faithful." Dr. Moseley and his wife Sharon have three children and six grandchildren. His favorite pastime is doing anything with any of them, and he enjoys hobbies like fishing, reading, and music. He loves the choir at First Baptist Church, and his favorite song is "The Prodigal Son Suite," by Keith Green.
Dr. Charles Harvey
Interim Leadership Pastor
Charles Harvey has served as the interim Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church since August 2016. Dr. Harvey has served as director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary since 2012. Before serving at Southeastern, he served in several positions at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, including Professor of Christian Education and Vice President of Development. His history of ministry includes serving as a Baptist Student Union Director, Youth Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Pastor of Education at numerous churches, dating back to 1970. Dr. Harvey and his wife, Barbara, have been married for 44 years and enjoy long rides through the country-side. They are enjoying being a part of First Baptist Church and appreciate the warm welcome and friendly atmosphere of the church family.
Rev. Eddie Rackley
Interim Minister of Music
Rev. Eddie Rackley joined the interim staff at FBC Rocky Mount in March of 2017. Receiving his Bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in choral conducting from the University of Miami, Eddie was also conductor for the University of Miami "Singing Hurricanes" as well as an instructor for choral conducting classes. While in Miami, Eddie had many vocal opportunities professionally. In his early years he was a singer for the Jackie Gleason Show working with such greats as Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Donald O'Conner, Marine O'hare, Victor Borge and many others as well as a studio singer for television and radio commercials, including recordings for instrumental and vocal groups of the day.
Rev. Rackley spent his entire career serving churches in North Carolina, Kentucky and Florida. He has presented and led music for the Southern Baptist Convention, the State Baptist Convention of North Carolina, and the State Baptist Convention of Florida, both for convention meetings and statewide evangelism conferences. He has led workshops on youth music, instrumental and choral music for these states.
In 1978, Eddie formed the contemporary Christian group, Genesis, presenting more than 300 concerts annually around the United States.
During the last 10 years Eddie received the title of Maestro when he became conductor of the Panama City POPS Symphony in Panama City, Florida. Under Maestro Rackley's leadership the Panama City POPS received national acclaim attracting talent from around the world. Panama City proclaimed May 7, 2016 Maestro Eddie Rackley Day upon his retirement. He dearly loves his players and misses them but hopes to pick up his baton again with one of the North Carolina symphonies as a guest conductor.
Bob was baptized and became a member of First Baptist Church at the age of 12. He and his wife, Susan, have been married for 41 years and have two daughters. Jennifer Crumley and her husband Shawn (they have four children) and Kristen Joyner and her husband Billy (they have three children).
Bob’s career was in sales in mortgage banking for 38 years. He was sales manager of NC, SC, and VA. After his retirement, he held positions with several different companies prior to being called for Homebound Visitation for First Baptist Church. Bob feels he was led by the Holy Spirit to minister to the sick and homebound members.
Bob’s vision for First Baptist Church is to have members who will become “watchmen” over the flock, praying for protection and interceding in prayer for each member. He also wants to see each member be filled with the Holy Spirit, reaching out to the unsaved in our community
Bob’s heart for the Homebound:
The homebounds are members who were once able to be active in the life of our church. During visits they are nurtured, prayed for and may receive communion. They know that they are still valuable members of our body even though they are no longer able to attend.
Mary Helen Batten
Office/ Facilities Director