David Ruth


David Ruth, a graduate of Lumberton High School and former member of FPC, came back home as a Pastor in 2014. After graduating from UNC-Wilmington, David was a banker with BB&T, a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch and for twenty years an automobile dealer in Fayetteville. Upon discerning a call to enter full-time ministry, David attended Duke Divinity School. He then served as Pastor of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church from 2005-2014. David is married to someone whose bio is also on this website, Eva M. Ruth. They have three children and eight grandchildren. In his spare time David likes to play golf and read.

Eva Ruth


Eva Ruth is an ordained Presbyterian Minister who is also a licensed clinical chaplain. She enjoys visiting our members and planning various Bible studies for our congregation. Eva remains young at heart so you may find her on one of the youth retreats for our older adults or middle schoolers, helping with VBS or FISH, or at Camp Monroe. But perhaps most of all, in her free time, you will find Eva with her family, enjoying the outdoors. Her eight grandchildren hold her heartstrings.

Heather Miller

Heather Miller is our Director of Children's and Youth Ministries. She has the fun challenge of using her degrees in education and music to write and direct children's musicals, as well as to find new and creative ways to teach the gospel to youth. Her job keeps her hopping from teaching arts and crafts to preschoolers to hosting youth Bible studies at her house. When she is not hanging out with kids at First Pres, she can be found in a high school gym watching her son play basketball or facetiming her daughter, who is a student at the University of Kansas. A native New Mexican, Heather loves hiking in the mountains, but has found a love for the beach in her adopted state of North Carolina.


Nancy Bass


Nancy Bass is our Buisness Manager since 2022. She has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. She's been married to Chip Bass who is a bi-vocational minister at Asbury United Methodist Church. In her spare time I like to read and swim.

Kristin Newberry


Kristin Newberry is our Secretary since 2019. When not working she can be found at the bowling alley or in a dance studio with her 4 children.


Allen Lloyd


Allen Lloyd is the Director of Traditional Music and organist and has served in the Music Ministry at FPC for over 40 years. He is also the Dircector of Accounting and Human Resources at Wesley Pines in Lumberton and enjoys spending his spare time at the beach.

Les Noble


Les Noble is Co-Director of our contemporary worship. Les is married to Kim and has 3 children. He is retired and enjoys hunting, politics, and music.




Kristin McCarthy


Kristin McCarthy is Co-Director of our contemporary worship. Kristin is married to "MaCa", has 2 chilren and works as a Certified Finiancial Planner.

Nursery Staff

Amanda Hooks

Amanda Hooks is our Nursery Director. Amanda loves camping, going to the beach, and hanging by the pool with her husband and 2 daughters.

House Keeper

Marline Scott


Marline Scott has been with us since 2022. She has 2 children, 3 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. In her free time she enjoys cooking and working in her back yard.



Building Superivsor

Weekday School Director

Mark Ransom


Mark Ransom is our buidling supervisor for 32 years. He enjoys ministering to others, visiting the sick, and spending quality porch time with his family.

Cyndy Inman


Cyndy Inman has been Weekday School Director for 11 years. She looks forward to watching the children learn and grow each year. In her free time you can find her at the beach with her daughters and grandchildren.

The Session

The Rev. David Ruth, Pastor/Moderator

Kathy Carmical, Clerk Buddy McLean, Treasurer

Class of 2024

Beth Carmical

Don Metzger, Sr.

Joe Terranova

Jen Whitley

Class of 2025

Peggy Barrington

Joan Bowen

James Martin

Ken Ransom


Class of 2026

Betty Lamb

Mary Ann Masters

Johnny Talton

David Watkins

Board of Deacons

John Revels, Moderator Nancy Herthel, Secretary

Class of 2024

Jack Branch

Don Metzger, Jr.

Larry Pittman

John Revels

Linda Scoggin

Judy Warwick

Betsy Wilson

Class of 2025

Bebe Bollinger

Brooke Hardee

Nancy Herthel

Travis Kemp

Alicia Page

Josh Whitley

Marian Wooten

Class of 2026

Debbie Ash

Greg Gibson

Emmaline Mathis

Becca Revels

Frankie Taylor