Staff

Senior Pastor

Dr. Bruce Martin

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  • Hometown: Elkin, NC
  • Wife: Brenda Martin
  • Son: Joshua (19 years old, second year at Campbell University)

Graduate:

  • Surry Community College, 1970 (AAS)
  • Appalachian State University, 1972 (BT)
  • Southeast Baptist Theological Seminary,
  • (1978 Master of Divinity, 1986 Doctor of Ministry)

Churches:

  • 1977-1979 Social Plains Baptist, Zebulon, NC
  • 1979-1986 FBC Elon College, NC
  • 1986-1991 Chestnut Hill Baptist, Lynchburg, VA
  • 1991-2016 Village Baptist, Fayetteville, NC
    • While at Village the church grew from 1,000 members to over 4,000 members.
    • Baptized over 1,800 people at Village.

Positions:

  • Executive Committee, Southern Baptist Convention (8yrs)
  • Cooperative Program Promotion, SBC (2yrs, Chair 1yr)
  • Budget, SBC (4yrs.)
  • Convention Arrangements for SBC (2yrs, Chair 1yr)
  • Trustee Orientation, NC Baptist State Convention
  • (3yrs, Chair 1yr)
  • General Board, Virginia Baptist General Association



Minister of Music & Outreach

Marty Spena

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  • Hometown: Lawrence, KS
  • Wife: Ronda Spena
  • Children: Andrew Spena, Adam Spena and Aimee Spena

Graduate:

  • William Jewell College, Liberty, MO (B.S. Music Ed.)
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX (MS of Music in Ministry)

Churches:

  • 1991 - 1994: Minister of Music & Youth, First Baptist Church of Wellington, Wellington, FL
  • 1994 - 2011: Minister of Music, Village Baptist Church, Fayetteville, NC
  • 2011 - 2020: Minister of Music/Missions, First Baptist Church, Enid, OK

Positions:

  • FL Associational Music Dir. (2 yrs.)
  • Staff of Lake Yale Assembly Children's Choir Camp (3 yrs)
  • Dir. Village Baptist Church Band (1 yr.)
  • Community Youth Chorale Dir.
  • Has led numerous choirs, productions, camps and mission trips

"Let the teaching of Christ live in you richly. Use all wisdom to teach and instruct each other by singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Everything you do or say should be done to obey Jesus your Lord. And in all you do, give thanks to God the Father through Jesus." ~Col. 3:16-17  From Rev. Spena, "Since seminary days, these words have guided my actions in ministry to lead God's people into God's presence to accomplish God's purposes and bring God glory in our worship and as a result of our coming together, give Him glory in our daily living."




Office Administrator

Abby Anglea

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Abby is native to the area (born & raised here in Fayetteville) who graduated from Jack Britt High School with honors and holds a CNA Certification. She has a strong administrative background with years of hands on experience to include managerial involvement. She is hard working, dedicated, knowledgeable and committed.

Abby was saved when she was ten years old and is a strong woman of faith. She has served the Lord faithfully for many years starting with volunteering as Sunday School teacher for 2-3 and 4-5 year olds in her home church. Once you get to know her, you know she runs on Jesus, coffee and sweet tea. She loves children, the outdoors and has aspirations of becoming a pediatric nurse.  She and her husband, Matthew, have two small sons, Elijah and Ezra.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve here at Cedar Falls Baptist Church. One of my favorite Bible passages is, ‘Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth, It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.’ ~1 Cor. 13:4-7. I can truly feel love here at CFBC and I am honored to be a part of this church family.”




Financial Administrator

Paula Dunham

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Paula is the wife to Mark, and the mother to triplets—Christopher Dunham, Taylor Dunham, and Caroline Dunham McLeod.  She has always lived in the Cumberland/Harnett county areas and she resides in Linden. 

Paula holds an AAS degree in Accounting as well as a BS degree in Accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant licensed in North Carolina.  She is a member of First Baptist Church of Dunn and holds various volunteer positions there.  Having worked in nonprofit accounting for over thirty years, Paula finds the greatest satisfaction in working and serving wherever God places her.  

  “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”  Colossians 3:17 




IT & Communications Coordinator & Interim Youth Leader

Carrie DeGarmo

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Although Mrs. Carrie is a lifelong resident of NC, she has had the opportunity to travel all over the US. She can honestly say, there is no place like home and she proudly calls this area her home. Born in Fayetteville and raised in Harnett County most of her life, she has dedicated her life to learning. While she officially earned two college degrees, she holds a litany of certifications in an array of subjects.  She also has over 8 years of business experience at manager level and above. She is proud to have homeschooled her children, through graduation, who have both gone on to major universities. She is a strong woman of faith who stands firm on God's Word and is passionate about helping others cultivate a genuine and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. She has been a member of Cedar Falls Baptist Church for over 18 years, taught children, youth and adults but her heart genuinely lies with the youth where she currently serves as Acting Youth Leader in conjunction with a dedicated Leadership Team.   She is honored to be the wife of Dewain for over 30 years and the mother of Shelby and Nicholas and knows the three of them, next to her salvation, are the greatest gifts God ever gave her. 

"Jesus did not give me a religion. He gave me life. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, if it were not for Him, I would never have made it through the things I have faced in life. He has been with me since I was a child and no matter what, He has never left me. He never called me to fit in; He called me to be who He created me to be. He has gifted me with gifts and talents to glorify Him; to walk in truth; to seek His approval not the world's and He called me to make the Grace and Mercy of an invisible God, visible wherever I am."