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. Frankie also serves on the board of Baptists Equipping Nationals (BEN). Pastor Matthews has been at Sheets for a total of 30 years!
August 23, 2014 marked Frankie’s 39th 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 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, Praise Team, 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, camping, and of course, doing anything with music. (Birthday: 6/9 & Anniversary: 12/29)
SMCS School Administrator
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 32 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)
Associate Pastor of Youth
Recently, Scott Flowe has been officially named Youth Pastor at SMBC. Scott has served as both a youth minister and assistant pastor in various churches over the last 11 years. He is a Piedmont International University graduate (2007). God has given Scott a passion for working with youth as well as missions.
Scott and his wife Amy of 8 years have three children – Dekoda, Kyndal, and Kaleb. Scott enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Education: Bachelor’s of Arts in Bible/Youth – Piedmont International University
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 is involved in coaching baseball and soccer here at Sheets and loves participating and watching all sports. He also loves to sing at his church and other churches around the area. (Birthday: 1/20 & Anniversary 10/4)