Ben Bates

Bro. Ben Bates is thankful to serve at New Center Baptist Church where he has been the Senior Pastor since May 23, 2010. He graduated from Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, NC with a Master of Divinity in 2005.

He is married to his wonderful wife Paula and they have four children.

Youth Pastor

Dalton Lorance

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Rev. Dalton Lorance has been serving as Youth Pastor at New Center Baptist Church since 2018.

He is married to Mrs. Ashley Lorance. They both have the call of God upon their lives to work and minister in the area of youth ministry. Under their leadership, our youth ministry continues to grow and prosper as we seek to "know Him and make Him known".

Children's Minister

Michelle Ferrell

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Mrs. Michelle Ferrell began to serve as Children’s Minister at New Center Baptist Church in March 2022.

Michelle has a great passion for children and making a lasting impact in their lives. She is driven by a desire that everything she does points to Christ and the hope she has is Him.

She is married to her high school sweetheart, Mr. Zac Ferrell. They have 4 children.

In her spare time, Michelle loves to garden and spend time with her family.