Dr. Dennis Atwood


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.


Assoc. Pastor of Students and Families

Rev. Felicia Fox filled this role for over nine years.  She has moved on to a new position at First Baptist Gastonia.

Associate Pastor for Students & Families (full-time) First Baptist Church of Mount Olive, NC is seeking a called person to provide leadership for a church-wide ministry to children, youth and their families as well as college students. Experience with the use of technology in worship is a plus. Divinity degree preferred. FBCMO is a mid-size congregation affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Background check required. Resumes may be sent to: or First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 239, Mount Olive, NC 28365. Visit our church website at:

Janet Rose


Joshua King

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.

Perry Baker

Financial Secretary

James Giles