Dr. Wayne Hager has served as the part-time Church Administrator since March, 2015. Wayne has served churches in Indiana, Kentucky, and North Carolina as pastor for over 30 years. A native of Lexington, KY, Wayne is a graduate of the University of Kentucky (BGS ’78) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv ’81, PhD ’87), with additional graduate work at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, OH. He is a certified Intentional Interim Minster. Since leaving the full time pastorate in 2014, he has served First Baptist Church, New Bern, NC, as Interim Preacher and is currently the Interim Pastor at Nobels Chapel Baptist Church in Sims, NC. Wayne’s wife of 33 years, Rev. Joy Crutchfield Hager, died at Christmas time in 2015 after a courageous fight against cancer. Joy and Wayne have three adult children: Matthew, Nathan (spouse Mary), and Laura (spouse Cody).