Our Team

Mike Sowers, Pastor

Mike Sowers has served as Pastor since 2017. Mike is a graduate of UNC Greensboro and Campbell University. Mike and  his wife Sara have 2 children Andrew, a Campbell graduate and current graduate student at NC State and Luke who is a senior at NC State.  Andrew is married to Rebekah, a current Pharmacy Student at Campbell .  Luke is engaged to Miranda and they will be married in December.  
Before coming to Buies Creek, Mike served as a youth pastor at Guilford Baptist Church in Greensboro, Pastor of Hope Mills First Baptist Church and as a consultant with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
Mike and Sara met while he was serving in the United State Coast Guard in Sara’s home town of Kodiak, Alaska.  Mike and Sara have been married for 25 years.

Jesse Hembree, Youth Intern

Jesse Hembree started serving as the Youth Intern, September 2020. Jesse is a third year Campbell student pursuing a degree in Christian Studies with a minor in History.

Before coming to Buies Creek, Jesse served as a pastoral intern at Newfound Baptist church in Asheville, NC.  Jesse also worked in retail for 4 years prior to joining Buies Creek.

Jesse enjoys working with young adults and teenagers, and loves to spend time outdoors where the Lord’s handiwork is all around.

Patsy Paul, Administrative Assistant

Patsy has served as administrative assistant since 2012.  Patsy and her husband Larry have been blessed with 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Prior to coming to Buies Creek, Patsy worked for Harnett County Department of Social Services for almost 20 years serving as clerical support, Income Maintenance Caseworker of Adult Medicaid and Food Stamps, Fraud Investigator and finally as Adult Medicaid Lead Worker.  Patsy is currently the manager of The Believers, a southern gospel quartet where Larry sings tenor.

Larry and Patsy have been married since 1979 and enjoy church, spending time with family and friends and spreading God's message through the gospel singing ministry God has allowed them to be a part of.