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

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Dr. Micheal Pardue, Sr. and his wife of thirteen 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.

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

Associate Pastor - Lor Xiong

Lor Xiong and his wife, Jill, have two children and make their home in Hickory.

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 

Administrative Assistant - Sue Chalfant

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Child Enrichment Center Director - Lisa Smith

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Financial Director/CEC Assistant Director-Chaplain - Justin Smith

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