Edgewood Baptist Church of Durham, North Carolina, is actively searching for the Pastor whom God has chosen to lead this Body of Christ. We are a family-oriented, Christ-centered church. 

The person we believe God is calling to His pulpit is mature in their walk with our Lord and Savior, is scripturally grounded through personal study, faith, and educational foundation, as demonstrated by the years they have served as Pastor of a church.  The complete Pastor Position Description may be reviewed at: 

To all potential applicants for our vacant Pastor position, the information below is provided so that you can learn about us as a body of believers. If you have any questions not answered below, please email your questions to:

Our Mission Statement

We invite all people to join us in worshipping God, growing deeper in knowledge and understanding through study, in unity of Christian love through fellowship and visitation; preparing for ministry and mission through discipleship, drawing nearer to God in prayer and praise as we share the love of Jesus Christ with one another and the world.

Our Motto



Our History

  • 1948    Organized as Butner Baptist Church
  • 1953     Accepted into the Flat River Association
  • 1973    The new sanctuary was occupied as the final phase of a long term building plan – name changed to First Baptist Church Butner
  • 2002    Family Life Center occupancy which includes main hall, full kitchen, restrooms and a gymnasium
  • 2013    Purchase of adjacent house and lot to serve as a designated youth space and playground
  • 2023    75th Anniversary celebration

Prior Pastors of First Baptist Church Butner

  • Rev. Edwin R. Anderson
  • Rev Clyde F. Melton
  • Rev Hal Helms
  • Rev. Harold Lester
  • Rev. Warren T. Bush
  • Rev. David Peach
  • Dr. R. Scott Good
  • Rev. Emmanuel Pegram
  • Dr. Gene Garrison
  • Rev. Leonard (Lenny) O. Rogers
  • Dr. Charles (Charlie) N. Bryan

Who We Are

First Baptist Church, Butner, is a combination of paid staff and many servants in The Body of Christ:  Paid staff consists of a Pastor, who is called by God to shepherd The Church, Associate Pastor of Music & Youth, Director of Children’s Ministry, Administrative Assistant, and Financial Assistant.  Staff reports to the Pastor.  The Pastor reports to the Deacon Body who is elected by The Church for two-year terms.  The Deacon Body supports the Pastor in His work and serves the Church and all members in a family ministry program.  Other servants who provide leadership to the Body are made up of Trustees, Moderators, Clerks, Treasurer, and various committees of the Church who serve in accordance with the Church By-Laws. We believe God is one in essence, and three in the Persons of God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  According to His Holy Word, He alone is Head of The Church.     


If you are interested in our vacant Pastor position, please submit your resume and cover letter to: