Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Sholar

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          A native North Carolinian, Dr. Jeffrey Sholar has an eclectic religious background. He is Pentecostal by birth and Baptist by choice. Jeffrey has been on the mission field in three countries and nine states. With tenures as youth minister, missionary, and pastor he brings numerous life experiences to the pastorate. Cedar Falls extended the call to be pastor on January 15, 2012 and Jeffrey began serving in March.

          He attended James Sprunt Community College and received an Associate’s Degree in Plant and Animal Science in May of 1998. Jeffrey is a three time graduate of Campbell University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Christian Ministries in May of 2005, a Master of Divinity in May of 2009, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in May of 2017. He is currently serving on the Board of Ministers at Campbell University.

          Jeffrey and his wife Amanda have two children, a daughter Isabella and a son Wells. He enjoys spending time with his family, surf fishing, and sports.

          “I have a heart for ministry and am learning how to define it. I look forward to walking with God’s people and helping them discern His will for their lives and empowering each one to accomplish it. I am excited to know God has called me here to grow with the people found at Cedar Falls Baptist Church. I encourage you to come and experience the fellowship of CFBC.”

Minister of Music & Ministerial Assistant

Rev. Doug Thompson

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Doug Thompson is a Carolina foothills boy who grew up in Lenoir, North Carolina. From earliest childhood the church community played a prominent part of his upbringing and he began to understand the importance of having a relationship with Jesus Christ. During a revival he accepted Jesus into his heart and began his walk with Christ.

Now, this walk was to take him places he never dreamed of. After completing high school he started college at Mars Hill College concentrating in music. But after the first year he struggled with what he really wanted to do with his life. After finishing a second year of college at a community college he joined the Army, serving in Germany for 3 years. After returning home he attended Appalachian State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education – but upon graduation he was offered an Active Duty commission back into the Army and for 6 more years he served as a Military Intelligence Officer. During this time God was working and shaping him for something more important. In 1987 he resigned his commission, enrolled in seminary and returned to the music field. In 1988 he began his ministry in church music, serving here at Cedar Falls Baptist Church, then Wrightsville Beach, Albemarle, Raleigh and Chapel Hill and now returning to Cedar Falls.

Doug’s vision for Music is that music is a total ministry. It is not the goal to be exceptional musicians, but rather exceptional Christians who share Christ through the medium of music. All people enjoy the gift of music – while some are able to share it, others simply enjoy the music inside themselves. God calls us all to make a joyful noise and praise Him! It is his prayer that all people will know the love of God through music!

Doug is married to Sharon, and has one son Jon. He enjoys fishing, camping, motorcycles and working outdoors.

Minister of Youth & Outreach

Rev. Ron Houser

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Born in Fairfax VA, but raised in North Carolina since the age of 3, Ron Houser would consider no other state “home.” Ron was raised in Mooresboro, N.C., just outside of Boiling Springs. During this time his father was Choir Director at their church, and instilled a musical background in him and his three older brothers. God allowed for the opportunity his senior year of High School to follow his parents as they were called to Jacksonville, FL. where his spiritual development continued to flourish and grow at Deermeadows Baptist Church.

Ron attended Gardner-Webb University for his undergraduate degree in Religious Studies and is currently a student of Campbell University, working toward a Master of Divinity. After earning his degree at Gardner-Webb he felt called to the military and served four years in the United States Marine Corps as an artillery officer. While stationed in CA he met his beautiful wife Racheal. Since this time God has blessed them with two beautiful sons: Riley and Rhett.

Ron enjoys family time, the outdoors, playing sports, and community.

“Youth ministry is a perfect fit! I am a big kid at heart and enjoy talking with and getting to know people. Every person has a unique story, and you can learn so much by listening to their story. I am very excited that God has opened the door for my family and me at Cedar Falls Baptist Church! I encourage visitors to bring their youth and let them grow in a community of believers that will strengthen their faith and help further their ministry for the Lord!”

Office/Financial Administrator

Ms. C.J. Hammonds

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CFBC is very blessed to have Ms. C.J. Hammonds as our Office and Financial Administrator. Natively from the Ohio area, she is happily called a transplant to the Carolina's for the last twenty-four years. Being very involved in the ministry, whether it's working here at CFBC or personally C.J. gives of her time to help others.

"Serving here at CFBC is a wonderful journey of meeting new people, and gaining a new family. Divine intervention has brought us together, so may we move forward together winning and encouraging souls for Christ."