Senior Pastor: Rev. Robert Garrett
Pastor Robert has been our Pastor since April 2004. He and his wife Vickie have been married since June 5, 1983. They have three daughters Rachel, Joni, and Marcie. Rachel and her Husband Adam live in Austin, Texas where Adam works for the Leander Police department. They have one daughter Hannah. Joni lives in Greensboro and works for Moses Cone hospital as a Health Specialist. Marcie and Her Husband Brad live in Clemson, SC where Brad is employed with Dupont Corporation. Pastor Robert received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Memphis in Tennessee and his Masters of Religious Education from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife Vickie who also has a Master degree from Southwestern. Most recently he truly cherishes his role as “Grand daddy” and all that entails. He also enjoys golfing and spending time with his deacons and accountability partners.
Minister of Youth and Education: Mr. Bryant Gates
Bryant Gates joined Fork Baptist as the Youth and Children's minister in spring of 2021. We was born and raised in the Winston-Salem area and went to school in New York at the Word of Life Bible Institute. After graduating in 2015, he worked as a Youth and Children's intern for five years before joining Fork Baptist. Bryant's favorite topic is disciple-centered relationships. In Bryant's free time he can be found playing disc golf or spending time with his family and friends.
Worship Pastor: Rev. Steve Dowd
Steve & Susie Dowd have been married for 37 years. They have four children and six grandchildren. Susie, was born and raised in the Charlotte, NC area and came to Piedmont Bible College. Steve was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and studied at DeKalb College and Liberty University. They met at Salem Baptist Church in Winston Salem in 1979 and married in April of 1980. Steve and Susie have both felt the call of God upon their lives and have purposed to serve Him throughout their marriage in a number of churches and ministries.
Pianist: Mr. Doug Sarver
Administrative Assistant: Suzie Sidden
Ms. Suzie Sidden, Fork’s Administrative Assistant has a background
of 20+ years of administrative, accounting, and customer service
experience. She attends Churchland Baptist Church. She has a daughter, Molly who she loves spending all her free time with.