Stoney Benfield 980-622-0760 email@example.com
Pastor Stoney was born and raised in the foothills of North Carolina and received his call to the ministry there in 1996. He became the Senior Pastor of Prospect Baptist Church in 2005. Pastor Stoney has a passion for preaching and evangelism, a heart for pastors, and takes an uncompromising stand on the Word of God. His desire is to see the local church proclaim the name of Jesus Christ and be equipped to carry the Gospel to the lost.
He and his wife, Missy, were married in November of 1990 and they have six wonderful children.
Associate Pastor Pastoral Care and Outreach
Ray Johnson 704.985.2853 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Ray was born April 23, 1954 in Stedman, North Carolina. He received his call to the gospel ministry on May 14, 1981 and after many years of preaching joined the membership of Prospect Baptist Church on February 2, 2014 and became a member of the PBC staff on February 1, 2016. Pastor Ray states “My objective is to live in obedience to God’s will, so that He will be glorified by my joyful labor in His service. My passion is for the building up of the body of Christ by means of preaching, teaching, evangelizing the lost for salvation, and being a disciple blessing of encouragement to all God allows me to meet on my journey! “
He married Connie Kay Fisher on March 10, 1973. They are blessed with 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren.
Associate Pastor Education and Administration
Aaron Otten 704-798-4455 email@example.com
Aaron was born in Barium Springs, NC and grew up in Greensboro, NC. He received his call to the ministry in 2010. Aaron has been a member at Prospect Baptist since 2002 and joined the staff in 2015. His passion for ministry is to evangelize the lost and disciple the saved through the local church and to help facilitate the ministry and work that God has given Prospect Baptist Church to do.
Aaron and his wife, Monica were married in February of 1998 and they have 2 children
Associate Pastor Youth
Tony Thomas 704-506-2383 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Tony was born in Wilmington North Carolina and raised in Albemarle. He received his call to ministry in 1995 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He became a member of Prospect Baptist Church in 2009 and on the church staff in 2012. Pastor Tony has a heart’s desire which comes from Isaiah 58: 6-12. That desire is that God will bring Himself glory through Tony’s life as he invest in students and others and all to magnify Christ and His Word.
He is married to Emily Medlin Thomas and they have two children.
Monica Otten 704-322-6014 email@example.com
Monica was born and raised in the small town of Stedman, NC, which is outside of Fayetteville, NC. She grew up playing and singing music with her family in church and on the road. After accepting Christ at the young age of 6, she felt His call on her life to use the talents He had given her in music to serve Him. She received a degree in Music Education from UNC Greensboro and had the opportunity to teach Chorus and General Music in elementary, middle and high schools for 16 years.
Monica has been at Prospect Baptist Church since 2002 and on staff since 2011. Her heart’s desire is to see men and women, boys and girls come to know this amazing God that she loves and serves. Monica states,” I am so thankful to be a part of what God is doing here. I pray that God uses the Music Ministry of Prospect Baptist Church to set the table for the Word to be preached.” She continues, ”I am grateful for the gift of my husband since 1998, Aaron, and our 2 children. God has truly blessed me above and beyond all I could have ever imagined.”
Her life verse is Philippians 1:6, “Being confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it.”
Loretta McLester 704-982-6167 firstname.lastname@example.org
Loretta was born and raised in Albemarle, NC, moved to Union County in 1976 and returned to Albemarle in 2014. She and her husband answered the call to sing gospel music in 1970 leading to a 31 year singing ministry. In 1998, she felt the call to Christian Counseling. Loretta has been a member of Prospect Baptist Church since 2012. Her passion and heart’s desire is to help the hurting. “Helping People God’s Way” by reaching out to the hurting and teaching the truth of God’s love. To share the promises of God’s Word to enrich lives and to help others gain the understanding that God’s truth will set you free to accept a love that only God can give.
“Then you will know the truth, And the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
Loretta was married to Larry McLester for 31 years (deceased in 2001). She has 1 son, a daughter-in-law and 2 grandsons.
Rene McCroskey 704-982-6167 email@example.com
Rene’ was born and raised in Albemarle, NC. Her adult life has been involved in teaching God’s Word and serving in Women’s Ministry. She has a passion for encouraging women to stay focused on Christ and the Truth of His Word. Her heart’s desire is that all women will be led to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and grow in their walk with Him. She has been a member of Prospect Baptist Church since February of 2015 and on staff since January of 2016
She was married to the late Grady McCroskey and she has 5 daughters, 4 sons (in-law) and 9 grandchildren.