FWC TEAM

The staff and leadership at First Wesleyan is comprised of men and women who love and care for you. If you have any questions for our staff, please feel free to email them or call the church office to speak with them. 

E: info@firstwesleyan.org or P: 336.884.1111

  • CHRIS THORE

    SENIOR PASTOR

    ​Pastor Chris has been in ministry for 30 years. An NC native, he and his wife, Becca, have been married for 32 years and have three children. 

    Pastor Chris is passionate about making ministry meaningful, relational, and fun! 


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  • Chan shaver

    assistant pastor

    Pastor Chan joins our staff with 14 years of compassionate ministry in discipleship, fellowship and administration. He and his wife, Kim, have two children and are so thankful to be serving at FWC.


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  • PHILLIP YARBOROUGH

    STUDENT MINISTRIES

    Phillip and his wife Chelsea love serving with our students. He utilizes his passion for recreation to develop a community amongst our students and young adults! 


    In his free time, he loves being outdoors.


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  • JENNIFER YORK

    Children & Family Pastor

    Jennifer and her husband, Corey have a passion for ministry and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She has done mission work in South Africa, Poland, Mexico, Jamaica and several states including Alabama, where she and Corey lived for two years. She loves traveling in order to spread the word of God. Jennifer and Corey are licensed foster parents and strong believers in caring for orphans and the least of these. Their family also includes LeeAnn and Madalynn, dog Tammy and cat Olaf.


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WORSHIP ARTS

ANDY ROWE

10:45am WORSHIP LEADER


Andy and his wife Tracie have 5 daughters ages 4 to 11. Over the last 12 years Andy has been leading worship and was ordained in 2011. A graduate of High Point University Andy received his B.S. in Marketing in 2000. Typically Andy leads with acoustic or electric guitar but also plays piano and keyboard. Andy's passion each Sunday is to lead the body into corporate worship. In his spare time Andy enjoys playing golf, grilling out and cheering on Alabama football.


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DR. RICK HENDRICKS
9am WORSHIP LEADER & CHOIR DIRECTOR


Dr. Rick Hendricks leads our 9am worship team and directs our choir. He is married to Becky. Rick has a Doctor of Musical Arts, Piano Performance with Minor in Historical Instrument.


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  • sitt-len heh

    karen ministry

    Sitt Lin is our newest lay minister serving in the Karen congregation. He is passionate about evangelism and training people to share Christ. He has seen many accept Jesus already and we are so thankful to have him as a part of our staff!


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  • INTHAVA INTHISANE

    Pastor of asian ministry

    Pastor "II" escaped from a Communist camp to a refugee camp in Thailand in 1980. He came to know Christ after living as a Buddhist for 26 years. In 1993, he moved to High Point, NC, where FWC opened their doors to a population of refugees, inviting them to join the already established Asian Ministry.


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  • ROLAND CAVANAUGH

    Director of Spiritual Life
    Providence Place Senior Health & Housing

    Pastor Roland grew up in the southern corner of NC in Duplin and Pender counties. He was ordained in the Wesleyan Church in 1987, also the same year I married Cindy Lanier and finished my M.Div at Asbury Seminary. He was in pastoral ministry in three churches from 1988 – 2011, two as senior pastor (Ash and Ramseur, NC) and one as a staff pastor (Right here at FWC in High Point). He completed the Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) degree from Drew University in 1995 and served in the Air Force Reserves from 1988 – 2000 as a Chaplain and also did CPE work at Baptist Health in Winston-Salem.

    Cindy and Roland live in Thomasville with their 2 cats and  rescued Maltese, “Miki.”


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  • DAVID KEITH

    Visitation Chaplain


FWC SUPPORT STAFF


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  • KAREN

    PARRISH

    MINISTRY ASSISTANT

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  • DONNA

    GUHR

    MINISTRY ASSISTANT


  • CHARLES

    MCCALLUM

    BUSINESS MANAGER

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  • KIM

    ARRANTS

    CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

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  • DAVID JENNINGS

    SOUND/AV DIRECTOR

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  • MIKE

    CHARLES

    Facilities

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