Dr. Earl Davis, Interim Pastor
Dr. Davis is a native of Florida and a graduate of Stetson University, as well as Southeastern Seminary and a Ph. D. from Southern Seminary. His former pastorates include First Baptist Churches of Marianna, FL; Dalton, GA; and Memphis, TN. He is the founding pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Cordova, TN. Upon retirement to the Blue Ridge mountains in the area of Blowing Rock, NC, he began a ministry of interim pastorates. This is his thirteenth interim pastorate. He is an author (see his books on Amazon), oil painter (see his website: earldavisfineart.com) and fly fisherman. He and his wife Pegeen, whose hobbies are crossword games with friends and grandchildren, have two children and six grandchildren who love to visit Grammy and Grandee at Rocky Comfort in the mountains.
ph. ext.: 203
Rev. Jimmy Rogers, Pastor of Music, Worship & Administration
Jimmy Rogers joined the Viewmont ministerial staff in August of 2013 as Pastor of Music, Worship & Administration. He comes here from the southeastern part of NC…Wilmington. Jimmy has 2 daughters: Laura, age 28, married and working in Wilmington and Marie, age 23, attended NC State and currently lives in Raleigh. He has a new grandson, Will, who was born in August, 2015.
Jimmy holds a Masters of Church Music degree and a Masters of Vocal Pedagogy degree. He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in December, 1982. He has 30 plus years of experience in music ministry. Some additional skills include conducting, knowledge of audio, lighting, and video systems, choral arranging, composing, and publication design.
Jimmy has enjoyed participating in community theater productions in the past…has typeset music for some music publishing companies…has been an officiating minister for many beach weddings…has served on the music council of the Wilmington Baptist Association…and is excited to be near the NC mountains.
Oh, by the way, he has a sweet beagle named Belle.
Regiani Pereira, Minister of Children and Outreach
Regiani Pereira re-joined the Viewmont Baptist Church staff as Children’s Director in August, 2012. Prior to that, she served as the VBC Weekday Preschool Director from 2006-2010. Regiani holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Teacher’s Certificate for K-12 grades from the Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba – Brazil. In addition, she received her Preschool and Children’s Ministry Certification in 2012 from Campbell University Divinity School.
Regiani was raised in Nova Veneza – Sao Paulo – Brazil and is fluent in English, Portugese and Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and traveling, and spending time with her family. Regiani and her husband, Daniel, have two children, Lucas and Nathan.
Wil Worley became Part-time Interim Youth Director in January, 2013 after serving as a Youth leader and Sunday School teacher here at Viewmont for a number of years. Wil is a business administration graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College and worked in retail management and insurance claims before becoming a Teaching Parent for Catawba County in their group homes. He is a graduate of the School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University with a Masters in Christian Education.
Wil and his wife Denise have two adult and three school-aged children. Denise is active in the Music Ministry at Viewmont and is a respiratory therapist. Wil enjoys the many youth activities, making new friends on social media and is an avid golfer.
ph. ext.: 201
ph. ext.: 214