Meet Our Staff


Rev. Tom Kakadelis – Senior Pastor

Senior Pastor
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Tom has pastored in four states over nearly 40 years.  He has consulted with non-profits, local and international ministries and businesses.  He was ordained to the ministry in 1982 at First Baptist Church in Atlanta where he served for 6 years. Tom and his family started and established a church in California. He has served as associate pastor in many roles including missions, outreach, pastoral care and counseling.  He has served on search committees, reconciliation and mediation teams and inner city ministries. Tom has volunteered with three police departments as a chaplain serving families of law enforcement officers and victims. He established the Volunteer Law Enforcement Chaplain program in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. He enjoys mentoring men and serving senior adults while ministering in the local church. He studies the Bible, church growth, leadership and organizational development.
He and his wife, Lindalyn, have been married for 39 years. They have two grown children with five grand children. Tom enjoys golf, fishing, cooking, the beach but most of all their grandchildren.  Born in Connecticut near New York City, yet Tom is comfortable in both the city and in the country. He likes baseball, college basketball and football.

Timothy Driggers

Youth and Children’s Ministry Director
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Tim is new to our staff. He has served churches in Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. He is a talented musician and worship leader.  He has been a teacher as well


Denise Whitley

Office Manager
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Denise has been with FBC since April of 2007.  She lives in Burnsville, NC.