Pastoral / Church Staff

  • Dr. Ken Pritchard (Founding Pastor)

    Dr. Pritchard was born in Caldwell County, North Carolina, September 29, 1934. He married Lillian Haas Pritchard of Taylorsville, North Carolina. They have two sons, K. Wesley Pritchard (married to Teresa Edwards Pritchard) and Byron T. Pritchard (married to Pamela Edwards Pritchard), four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.


    He attended New England School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts, and Aurora College in Aurora, Illinois. He received his Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Divinity degrees from Christian Life School of Theology, an affiliate of Beacon University in Columbus, Georgia.


    Dr. Pritchard has been instrumental in planting churches in Caldwell County, North Carolina and in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He started Fayetteville Community Church, Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1972, an inter-faith church chartered by the State of North Carolina. He has been Senior Pastor of the church for over 40 years. Over this period, the church has grown to about 900 members. His sons and their families have been great assets to the growth of the church and have been touched by the hand of God to carry on the ministry in Fayetteville, North Carolina and around the world. Even though K. Wesley Pritchard was made the pastor of FCC in June, 2009, Dr. Pritchard remains very active in the ministry of the church.


    Dr. Pritchard was also heavily involved in Southern Gospel Music during the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s and has many friends in the Gospel Music industry. He has also served on the Board of Directors for International Missions Outreach in Haiti for about 15 years and is a member of International Convention of Faith Ministries based in Dallas, Texas.


    He was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 26, 2019.

  • Wesley Pritchard (Senior Pastor)

    “Church has always been my life” says Wesley, “I grew up in church.” His father Ken and mother Lillian are the founding pastors of Fayetteville Community Church. Wesley says, “I was singing in revival meetings with my Dad when I was two years old.”


    Wesley and his wife Teresa have been working in the church music ministry for 28 years. During this time, he has been the Worship leader and choir director at Fayetteville Community Church. In June of 2009, Wesley was installed as Senior Pastor. He says, “I feel like all the years working with musicians and singers really helped prepare me for pastoring the church. It is the scariest thing I have ever done… the responsibility is enormous. Every time I step in the pulpit I wonder if someone is hearing the gospel for the last time and I want to get it into their heart what the Lord would have me to say.”


    You will probably recognize Wesley Pritchard mostly for his years of work on the Gaither Homecoming Video Series. Since 1995, Wesley has been an integral part of them, singing, producing, playing bass, and as he says, “Whatever Mr. Gaither needs.” He also has sung with Old Friends Quartet with Jake Hess, George Younce, and Ernie Haase, The Gaither Vocal Band, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, and as he calls it, has been a “stunt singer,” filling in for The Hoppers, The Booth Brothers, The Martins, and many more groups.


    “Since I can remember, I have always been involved with Gospel music,” Wesley says. He has engineered sound at the National Quartet Convention, the Canadian Gospel Music Festival, and The Great Western Fan Festival in California. He has a broad knowledge of the intricacies of harmonies and the blend of, as he says, “good ole’ Gospel music”.

    Wesley is a two time Dove Award winner. He won for producing Southern Gospel album of the year “Encore” for Old Friends Quartet and for producing the Spanish Language album of the year “Te Amo Dios”.


    For over 30 years, Wesley has worked with Mill West Recording Studios in Fayetteville, North Carolina. There he has produced and recorded hundreds of Gospel projects. He continues to work producing projects, most recently for The Dixie Melody Boys, Lordsong, The Sisters, Driven, The Anchormen, and many regional groups.


    Wesley lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina with his wife of over 30 years Teresa, their two married children Erica and Kramer, and the love of their lives – five grandchildren – Lilly, Abby, Kanen, Amelia, and Banks.

  • Rodney Walker (Connection Pastor)

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  • Byron Pritchard (Music Director)

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  • Lillian Pritchard (Educational Director)

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  • Diane Chandler (Accounting Administrator)

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  • Emily Tieman (Church Secretary)

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  • Herb Parsons (Operations Manager)

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