Phil Goble Jr. is our Senior Pastor. Phil began his ministry here on Sept. 25, 2017. Phil and his wife, Michelle, and have been married for 29 years after meeting at Sunset Avenue Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, N.C. Michelle, who has an associate's in accounting, works for a firm in Blairsville, Ga. She was named one of the top 100 community college students in North Carolina the year she graduated. She is an amazing wife, best friend, mother and partner in ministry.
The Goble have two children. Marilyn is 24 years old and is a Curator at the Churchill County Museum and Archives in Fallon, Nev. She earned her undergraduate degree in history from Western Carolina University and is completing masters will be in public history from WCU as well. She also plays clarinet. Devon is 20 and a junior at Winston-Salem State University. He is an art major who plans to become a custom furniture designer and builder. He is a punter and kicker on the Rams football team! In high school, he made the N.C. High School Athletic Association record book when he had 76 PATs his senior season.
Before ministry, Phil spent more than two decades as a journalist, mostly in sports. He covered and interviewed everyone from T-ball players to pro athletes. It was a blessed time! But God changed his path just after 2000 – and it has been an incredible journey. "I could not think of doing anything now but working with God’s people to help them fulfill God’s plan," he said.
Rev. Eric Segars joined Mount Pleasant Baptist Church as Associate Pastor of Youth and Children on Sept. 17, 2018. Eric and his wife, DeAnna, have three children -- Garrett, Reese and Charla. Eric has more than 12 years of full-time experience with students, youth and children ministries. Eric and DeAnna share a passion to see students to come to know Jesus!