About Our Pastor & First Lady

Reverend Sheral L. Raines

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Pastor Raines is a “preacher, teacher & reacher!”  He serves in many organizations and in various capacities but most of all his love for God leads his efforts for his family, friends and those that he meets daily.  He possesses a BS in Social Sciences (with Teacher Licensure) from Campbell University and a Minor in Religion & Christian Ministries.  He also has a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Pastoral Counseling from the Campbell University Divinity School and a Master of School Administration degree from the Campbell University School of Education.  He’s a proud, 3-humped Camel!  Learning and sharing knowledge have always been among his greatest passions.  He is married to Brittany J. Raines and they are the parents of Nadia Shanelle, Layla Sherelle and Nathan Elijah Raines.  He was was saved at the age of 14 and answered the call of God to preach the gospel at 18.  He has given his youth and adult life to serving others and living a life of “mission-minded ministry.”

He has served as the Sr. Pastor of Lillington First Missionary Baptist Church since April 2012.

He serves as the Vice Moderator of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association and leads its 3rd District and he also serves as the Vice President of the New Hope Union.

He serves as the President of the Young Adult Department of the  Woman’s Baptist Home & Foreign Missionary Convention of NC which enables him to lead missions for churches and people ages 21-40 across the state of NC.

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Is a N.C. certified school counselor and is employed by Cumberland County Schools.

She is a motivational speaker, workshop presenter and the founder of “Beautiful Image Ministry.”

Beautiful Image Ministry seeks to stir up the beauty in the lives of people everywhere. Some people are naturally beautiful, but even beautiful people sometimes have a hard time seeing the beauty within. Our goal is to help people to live empowered, to live confidently, and to fulfill their God-given purposes. God has made everyone wonderfully and in His image, so we feel we ought to live accordingly.