About Us

Who We Are and What We Do

Senior Pastor

Frankie Matthews

Frankie Matthews first came to Sheets Memorial Baptist Church as the youth pastor in 1983. After serving as youth pastor for seven years, he accepted the call to be the senior pastor here at Sheets and has faithfully been serving in that capacity for over 30 years. Frankie also serves on the board of Baptists Equipping Nationals (BEN).

August 23, 2015 marked Frankie’s 40th wedding anniversary to his wife Edith. Frankie and Edith have two sons: Nic and Zac. Zac and his wife, Mary Beth, have a son, Waylon Gray, and a daughter, Keeley Wise. Frankie balances the rigors of ministry by practicing pugilism, martial arts, and pretty much anything outdoors. (Birthday:  7/16 & Anniversary: 8/23)

Education: B.S. Religion – Liberty University

Associate Pastor of Music

Paul Sprouse

Paul starting working as Sheets Memorial’s minister of music in 2010. He not only leads the congregation in worship but also directs the adult and children’s choirs. Along with his responsibilities as music minister of the church, Paul also teaches and oversees the music department at Sheets Memorial Christian School which includes private music lessons, beginning band, middle school band, and general music classes.

Paul and his wife Becky have a daughter, Aleana and two sons, Andrew and Aaron. He enjoys reading, watching/playing sports, being with all of his family, and of course, doing anything with music. (Birthday:  6/9 & Anniversary: 12/29)

Education: B.A. – Music (2006) – Pensacola Christian College
M.C.M. – Church Music (2008) – Pensacola Theological Seminary

Associate Pastor/Head of School

Paul Smeltzer

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Paul Smeltzer as our new Head of School to carry us into the 50th year of Sheets Memorial Christian School. Mr. Smeltzer assumed his responsibilities on June 6th, 2018.

Mr. Smeltzer comes to us with years of experience in education from owning and operating preschools, to school administrator, and most recently, working with college students at Piedmont International University. We believe that as Head of School, Mr. Smeltzer will be dedicated to serving the needs of our students and families with wisdom and understanding. (Birthday: 9/8 & Anniversary: 8/15)


Education: Bachelor’s of Christian Education- Toccoa Falls College
M.A. – School Administration – Grace Theological Seminary

Associate Pastor of Youth

Currently, Sheets Memorial is in search of a new youth pastor.

Pray with us as we search for the man God has to fill this position.

Administrative Assistant

Edith Matthews

Edith has served as the administrative assistant of SMBC since 1990. Originally from Colfax, NC, she and her husband (who is the Pastor) worked in the AWANA & youth programs at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA, and she continues to work with the AWANA program here at Sheets today.

When not working on the day to day operations of SMBC, Edith enjoys working out, spending time with her family, and especially loves being “MiMi” to her grandchildren, Waylon and Keeley. (Birthday: 6/5 & Anniversary: 8/23)

Facilities Director

Barry Burleson

Barry Burleson serves as the Facilities Director at Sheets Memorial being responsible for the oversight and every day maintenance of the church and school. Barry has been with Sheets since 2008. He is also a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corp (1971-1973).

Barry and his wife Cindy have been married for 28 years and have three children: Chris, Meagan, and Dalton. He loves participating and watching all kinds of sports. He also loves to sing at his church and other churches around the area. (Birthday: 1/20 & Anniversary 10/4)

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