Dr. Bill Duke — Senior Pastor
Phone: (336) 342-4227 x11
Bill Duke is privileged to serve as Pastor at First Baptist since July 2005. His example for ministry is Barnabas. He strives to have a Ministry of Encouragement to everyone.
Bill grew up in Fort Meade, Florida with his parents and three younger sisters. He is a graduate of Florida Southern College (B.A.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M. Div. and Th. M.) , and Union Theological Seminary (D. Min.).
In addition to serving churches in Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia, Bill has served as a missionary in Indonesia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.
Bill is married to Carol. They have two adult sons – Louis and Will.
Rev. Ryan Harden — Minister to Children, Youth, and their Families
Ryan Harden is blessed to serve as Minister to Children, Youth, and their Families at First Baptist Church since June 2017. Ryan is passionate about not only teaching the Word of God to youth and children in a highly relevant and relatable way, but he is also passionate about seeing youth, children, and their families come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior while he walks alongside them through the ups and downs of life as a brother in Christ.
Ryan has attended First Baptist Church for 15 years, has been a member for 6 years, served as the interim Minister to Youth from September 2016 to June 2017, and began serving as the Minister to Children, Youth, and their Families on June 16, 2017. A 2003 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ryan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master of Arts Degree in Religion with a concentration in Church Ministries from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary. Ryan has many years of experience working with children, youth, and parents as a 14 year high school educator (2003-2017).
Ryan loves his wife Sarah and his three children, and he sees his primary ministry as shepherding his wife and children as he and his family grow closer together and closer to God.
Rev. Laura Rice Primm — Minister of Music & Worship
Laura Rice Primm came to FBC Reidsville on December 1, 2015 as the Minister of Music & Worship. A 1999 graduate of Elon University, Laura holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music with a concentration in Piano Performance and a minor in Business Administration. She began serving God through music while a young child, singing in numerous choirs, going on mission trips, and, while in high school, working as a substitute pianist for several local churches. She directed her first church choir while still in college and has been working continuously as a choir director ever since. Laura was the Minister of Music at FBC of Mebane from 2003-2013 and was ordained as a Minister during this time. From 2013- 2015 she served as the Minister of Music and Children at FBC of Elon.
Laura’s husband, Trey Primm, works as a Commercial Truck Tire Sales Manager. They have three children; Debbie-Claire, Mark and Danny, and they spend most of their free time playing outdoor sports & fishing.
Vanessa Lee — Office Manager
Phone: (336) 342-4227 x10
Vanessa started at First Baptist in November of 2003. As Administrative Assistant she is blessed to serve with the staff and members of First Baptist. Vanessa also volunteers at Rolling Ridge Riding Academy, which provides horseback therapy for physically, mentally, and emotionally challenged children. Vanessa is a native of Rockingham County.