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Interim Pastor


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Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry

Laura Sparks

Laura has been a member of FPC Newton since she was born. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Psychology. She comes to FPC from Appalachian State University, where she served as a program assistant at the center in Hickory. Laura plans programs and activities for children birth through 5th grade and their families. Laura  also provides programming and mission opportunities for the middle & high school youth members of FPC Newton. Her office hours are Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm.


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Director of Music

Brandon Winbush

Brandon is a 2017 graduate of ASU with a degree in Choral Music Education. He has taught at Watauga High School for six years, led award winning student choirs there, and has been Teacher of the Year. He has served as organist and music director for churches since 2016, and is clear that music and worship are essential pieces to his calling. Since the fall, he has returned to school, and anticipates continuing at UNC-G through completion of both Masters and Doctorate studies.


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Office Manager

Kim Berry

Kim began her work at FPC Newton in 2002 as part time receptionist and office assistant.  She is now full-time Office Manager.  She provides administrative and clerical support to the ministerial staff and the members of the congregation. Her hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm and Friday, 9 am – 1 pm.


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