Staff
Pastoral staff followed by an alphabetical listing of church staff by last name.
Pastoral Staff

Email: cbenz@fpcgastonia.org
704-864-2651  Ext. 103

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Shorter University
  • Master of Divinity – Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Doctor of Ministry in Interim Ministry – Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

  • Bachelor of Arts - Greensboro College
  • Master of Divinity - Princeton Theological Seminary  
  • Pembroke State College (UNCP)
  • School of Laity, Presbytery of Western NC
  • Commissioned Lay Pastor- Union Seminary (Charlotte), Academy of Reformed Theology
  • Chaplin of The South Atlantic Shrine Association
  • Past Chaplin of Shriner's International & of Oasis Shriners in Charlotte
Church Staff

Tori Freeman
Director of Youth Ministries

Email: tpatterson@fpcgastonia.org
704-864-2651  Ext. 106

  • Elementary Education and a minor in Religious Studies - University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music Education - University of  North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Masters in Music - University of Mississippi
  • Bachelor of Science - University of North  Carolina at Greensboro
  • Masters of Nursing - University of North Carolina  at Chapel Hill
  • Bachelor of Science - Shenandoah University
  • Masters of Arts in Christian Education -  Union Presbyterian Seminary, Charlotte

Email: cmims@fpcgastonia.org
704-864-2651  Ext. 112

  • Bachelor of Science - Meredith College
  • Masters of Business - Appalachian State University
  • Bachelor of Arts: English and Early Childhood Education - University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Masters of Education: Special Education, Gifted Studies and Curriculum & Instruction - University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration -  Appalachian State University
  • Bachelor of Arts - Winthrop University
  • Associate of Science - Gaston College