Jesus First

Jesus comes first and that means he is our ultimate leader.  No matter what people or structures we have in place, all human efforts of leading are efforts to help others follow him.

Pastor - Micheal Pardue


Dr. Micheal Pardue, Sr. and his wife of sixteen years, Rachel, have four sons, Elijah, Jason, Kyle, and Micheal, Jr. and three daughters, Kristen, Addelyen and Lilyanna.  

 Micheal is native of Taylorsville, NC where he grew up at East Taylorsville Baptist Church. He was baptized in 1995 and answered the call in to vocational ministry at 13.

Micheal holds a B.A. in Theater Arts from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC, a M.C.M. from the T. Walter Brashier Graduate School at North Greenville University in Greer, SC. and an Ed.D. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Pardue is active in local, state, and national Southern Baptist Convention life. He currently serves as President of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

You can contact Micheal at mpardue@fbicard.org and read his blog HERE.

Associate Pastor - Lor Xiong

Church-22Lor Xiong and his wife, Jill, have two children and make their home in Connelly Springs.

Lor is a native of Rhode Island. He holds degrees from Tocca Falls College and Columbia International University.

You can contact Lor at lxiong@fbicard.org 




Associate Pastor - Alex Bishop


Alex Bishop, and his wife, Yoonjeong, have four children and make their home in Connelly Springs. Alex grew up in New England, but progressed further and further west spending 18 years in South Korea before returning to the U.S. and coming to Icard in August of 2019. He has earned degrees from Southwest Baptist University and Biola University.

You can contact Alex at abishop@fbicard.org



Administrative Assistant - Sue Chalfant


Child Enrichment Center Director - Vacant