Congregational Care Staff

The Congregational Ministry staff works as a team and one of our goal is to provide meaningful pastoral care to you and your loved ones.  It is especially important to us that you know we honor confidentiality and will protect any information or situation you share with us. 

Dolly JacobsDolly Jacobs

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care

Dolly is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a bachelor's degree from Auburn, a masters in pastoral care and counseling from Loyola University of New Orleans and a  masters of divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Dolly is currently a student at San Francisco Theological Seminary working toward a doctorate in Pastoral Care Counseling. She is married to Bill and they have two daughters, Sydney Hunt and Ce Ce Hunt.
Dolly began her ministry at First Presbyterian Church as the Associate Pastor for Discipleship in 2003. In her 14 years, Dolly has enjoyed meeting and engaging the visitors and new members who are seeking a life of meaning through a Christ-centered community. In January of 2015 she moved into the journey alongside all generations in times of joy and sorrow in her role as Congregational Care director.

Contact Dolly

Parish Associates for Congregational Care

Revs. David Partington and Douglas McLeroy serve our congregation as part-time parish associate for pastoral care.

To reach any of these associates, please contact Debby Foster at 336-478-4702 or e-mail

Russell SherrillRussell Sherrill

Church Visitor

In terms of his service to the congregation as a part of our Congregational Care Ministry at First Presbyterian Church Russell is our most senior member.  For many years he has been the face of the congregation to many people recuperating from an illness. 

Because he knows our congregation so well he is in invaluable presence in our Congregational Care Ministry. 

Contact Russell

Maggie Turner

Our former congregational nurse, Maggie Turner, has returned to our ministry team primarily to administer the Sadye Bowles Fund. To reach Maggie, call Ann Hopping at 478-4709 or e-mail

FPC pastors

Senior Pastor Sid Batts and Executive Pastor Neil Dunnavant are also available for Congregational Care conversations and visits, as are our Cynthia Price Pastoral Residents, Josh and Lara Musser Gritter.