Meet Our StaffServing God / Serving Our Church
Senior Pastor Eddie Eaton
Pastor Eddie Eaton was born in Ft. Knox, KY where his father was stationed in 1968. The family then moved to Bristol, TN and eventually Vernon, FL where he graduated from Vernon High School. Pastor Eddie is a graduate of The Baptist College of Florida where he earned his degree in Biblical Studies. Pastor Eddie and his wife Diane have have four grown children and six grandchildren. Pastor Eddie pastored two churches before coming to Fuquay-Varina Baptsit Church, both in Florida, for a total of 23 years. He has led mission trips to 12 states and 3 different countries. Pastor Eddie has three passions: Preaching, Missions, and Evangelism. His desire is that through these three passions that people would become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ! Pastor Eddie enjoys playing golf, fishing, and riding his Harley.
Dr. Leo Geuerrero
Dr. Leo, born in Santiago, Chile, moved to Miami with his parents, Mr. Ramon Guerrero and Mrs. Iris Guerrero, when he was 15 years old. He married Lorena Barria, daughter of a church planter; presently, they have been married for 35 years. Leo and Lorena have three children, Priscilla, Jessica, and Lucas. The author received his Assoc. Degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and his Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal and Group Communications from Trinity International University. He completed his Master’s as well as his Degree of Doctorate of Philosophy in Christian Counseling through Faith Theological Seminary. Leo’s first pastoral work was done in Miami, through the Christian and Missionary Alliance, where he also began his ordination. Years later, he was called to be the pastor of “Casa de Oracion”, becoming a member of The Miami Baptist Assoc. and credentialed as a Southern Baptist Minister. Leo has been serving as the pastor of the Hispanic Congregation since 2006. He is presently Assoc. Pastor at FVBC and serves part time as professor for the Hispanic certificate program at Campbell University Divinity School.
I was born and raised in Fuquay- Varina and could not think of many other places I would call home. I graduated form FVHS in 1989. Spent 8 years serving in the US Air Force, where I got the opportunity to travel to other places and countries. I married my wonderful wife on December 14, 1991. She is my best friend, counselor, planner, organizer, biggest fan, and cheerleader. Our family consist of our son Nathan, who is serving as a FVPD, his wife Marie, our daughter Megan, lives in Nashville and teaches high school AP biology, our son Tanner, he is a sophomore at FVHS. I have been involved in youth ministry since 1998. I am also the FVMS baseball coach and have been for several years. However, my passion is teaching God’s word to students and growing their knowledge, understanding, and faith in our Heavenly Father. There is no greater joy than watching a student fully recognize the true nature of God’s grace and where they fit in the will of Him. I am excited to be serving as Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church’s youth pastor and to see what God is going to do here.
Karen was born in Norfolk, Va. At the age of 12 the family moved to West Palm Beach, FL. where her family still lives. At the age of 15, at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, she accepted Christ as her Savior.
She and her husband, Tom, were married in 1964 and have been members of Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church since 1972. She worked with Wake County Public Schools for 28 years, starting as a Teacher’s Assistant and ending her career as Data Manager with Preschool Special Education.
During her free time, Karen enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Gregg has been serving at Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church since May of 2013. Prior to his time at FVBC he worked for the Town of Fuquay-Varina serving in the Parks and Recreation Division. He has been married to his lovely wife Penny for 24 years, and in his free time you will find Gregg at the coast fishing.
Jessica Guerrero Nazar was born and raised in Miami, FL. She moved to Fuquay-Varina, NC at the age of 15 and became a member of Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church. She graduated from Fuquay-Varina high school and began her studies at the University of Mt. Olive. The Lord then called her to study Early Childhood Education and serve at Fuquay-Varina Baptist WEECare for over 6 years. She has also served as lead teacher with the Hispanic Youth. She has worked in missions in Guatemala, Cuba, and Chile as well as in the states. Jessica enjoys painting on her free time. Her desire for the Children’s Ministry is to create a nurturing environment where the fruits of the spirit can blossom in the lives of each child.
Andrea has been working in the field of early education for over 20 years and have managed childcare facilities with a capacity up to 301. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. She has been working toward obtaining a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership. She coordinates and facilitates an annual women’s conference as part of her church ministry at the church where her husband serves as Pastor. She has 1 son, 1 daughter, 2 step-daughters and 2 step-grandchildren. When Andrea is not working, she enjoys traveling, fishing, shopping and community outreach.
Samantha De Arcia
Samantha De Arcia was born and raised in New Bern, NC. She attended Campbell University and graduated in May 2020 with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration. During her time at Campbell, she decided she loved the area and decided to set root here. During her free time, she enjoys traveling and seeing new places.