Our Team


Dr. Virgil G. Dwyer, Jr. serves as the Senior Pastor at Ives Memorial Baptist Church in Pinebluff, North Carolina and as the Interim-Associational Mission Strategist for the Sandhills Baptist Association. Virgil holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forrest, NC. with a specialization in Christian Leadership, a Master of Divinity in Leadership, and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University, in Lynchburg, VA. Virgil is also an Alum of the Tar Heel Leadership Network. Virgil is a veteran of the United States Army serving in various leadership roles throughout his 22-year career. Virgil is married to Shannon Marie and together they have four children, Trey, Michael, Kayley, and Kenzy. Virgil and Shannon have homeschooled their children for the past 15 years. Virgil is passionate about church health and revitalization to impact the Kingdom of God through the visible presence and actions of the body of Christ. Virgil’s life verse is Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.”


2021-2022 Associational Officers

Jerry Holder, Moderator  (Vass)

Christy Pusser, Treasurer (Aberdeen)

Ministry Leaders: 

Tommy Blue (Ephesus),

David Marks (Cameron)

Jared McNeill (FBC Carthage)

Kenneth McNeill (FBC Robbins)