Dr. Atwood has served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Mount Olive since 2003. He has also served churches in Missouri, Louisiana, and Mississippi. He received his B.A. from Mississippi College, Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Ministry degree from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Atwood has also completed post-doctoral studies at Duke University Divinity School.
He has had numerous articles and sermons published. Dennis is the author of two books: Words That Shape and Form: A 40 Day Journey in Spiritual Formation, 2008, and Deep Faith: Invitation to a Deeply Rooted Life, 2014, and serves as Adjunct Instructor of Religion at the University of Mount Olive. He is married to Ann and they have three awesome sons. He enjoys playing golf, hunting, Duke basketball, and helping people connect with God seven days a week. Check out the Pastor’s blog.
Rev. Felicia Fox
Assoc. Pastor of Students and Families
Rev. Fox joined the staff of First Baptist Church of Mount Olive in 2009. She has served churches across North Carolina as a minister to youth and children. She has also ministered in the Bahamas and Poland. Her education includes a B.A. in Religion from Mars Hill College and a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Christian Education from the M. Christopher White School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University. She enjoys helping young people see God in their everyday lives. Check out Felicia’s blog.
Dir. of Music and Admin. Assist.
Joshua joined the staff in 2017. He had served as a music intern with FBC MO, holds a degree in music from the University of Mount Olive and a Masters in Church Music from Lee University.