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
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)
Steve joined the SMBC team in July of 2014 to head the administrator position of Sheets Memorial Christian School, one of SMBC’s most important ministries. Steve has been in Christian school ministry for over 30 years serving in various roles as a middle and high teacher and principal in the Tampa, FL area.
Steve and his wife Becky have been married for 33 years and have four children, Sara, Ashley, Ben, and David. Steve and Becky were also blessed with their first grandchild, Taylor Joy. Steve loves to travel, watch sports, and collects penguin memorabilia. (Birthday: 12/10 & Anniversary: 6/11)
Pray with us as we search for the man God has to fill this position.
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)
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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