Meet Our StaffServing God / Serving Our Church
Dr. Leo Guerrero
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.
Ben is from Decatur, AL and he joined the staff of FVBC in December 2020. He was raised by faithful parents who taught him the word God. After trusting in Christ in the summer of 2013 at age 18, Ben became increasingly grateful for his parents and all who had sown the seeds of the gospel in him from an early age. He also began leading Bible studies and small groups shortly after becoming a Christian and felt a call to ministry a few years later. Since the spring of 2017, he has been studying at Leavell College in New Orleans, LA, and will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies in May of 2021. He has a passion for families to know and follow Jesus together, and for people of all ages to be discipled in their faith. As the Children and Youth Pastor at FVBC, Ben is excited to serve through providing opportunities for Children and Youth to come to know Christ and to grow in His word, and he is excited to provide resources for parents as they take on their responsibility of leading out in discipleship in their home. Ben and his beautiful wife Sarah married in March of 2021!
Chris grew up in Oklahoma and accepted Jesus as his personal savior at the age of 7 years old. After meeting his wife Donna, he finished college at the University of Kentucky with a degree in Music Education. After accepting God’s call on his life to surrender to ministry, Chris went to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. At SWBTS Chris earned a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting, graduating in May of 2000. Now Chris is working on his “Doctorate of Worship” from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky. During this time, Chris has served various churches in the capacity of Minister of Music/Worship Pastor. Chris loves the Lord and loves leading God’s people in worship in a variety of ways! Chris loves leading folks in rehearsal, such as choir, praise team, praise band, handbells, orchestral instruments and seeing folks use their talents for God’s glory! Chris joined the team at Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church in February of 2020 and is so glad to be here serving the Lord!
Chris and his wife, Donna, are blessed with three boys. They all love spending time together, through music, sports, outdoor activities and bible study. The oldest son, William is in college in Texas. Naaman, the middle son, plays French Horn and is involved in the youth group at church. He is learning to play Bass Guitar as well. Joshua, the youngest, loves to ride dirt bikes, play on the computer and with his friends. Donna is a stay at home mom and takes care of her family in a great way!
May God bless you as you join us in serving the Lord, hopefully here at FVBC! If they may ever be of service to you, please let them know!
Chris, Donna, William, Naaman and Joshua
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.
Samantha De Arcia
Samantha was born and raised in New Bern, NC. She attended Campbell University and graduated in May 2020 with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a focus in marketing and economics. 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 exploring the area.