Senior Pastor: Mack Jarvis 

Mack has been Senior Pastor since October 2010. Mack is a 1985 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a degree in pharmacy, the profession he practiced before entering the ministry in 1992. His seminary training and degree are from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia. 

Mack and his wife, Lori, an elementary school teacher and also a UNC grad, have three grown children, all married and living out of town. Currently, Mack and Lori have two grandchildren who are their new delight.

Mack is an avid Tarheel basketball, Tarheel football, Tarheel baseball… Tarheel everything fan! He also enjoys reading, flyfishing, and duck hunting. Mack and Lori both share a love for hiking and being outdoors.

You can email Mack at

Ministry Team

Minister of Music and Senior Adults:  Paul Renfrow

B.A. The University of South Carolina, 1980
  Master of Divinity, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1983

35 years
Serving Hudson First since 2000


Discipleship & Administration Pastor:  Luke Brakefield

B.S. Appalachian State University, 2009
Master of Divinity, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2019

11 years
Serving Hudson First since 2016


Director of Children and Family Ministries:  Paula Nelson 

A.A. Early Childhood Education, Caldwell Community College, 2005

Experience: 12 years
Serving Hudson First since 2019



Student Ministry Director:  Doug Main

Serving Hudson First since 2018


Ministry Assistant:  Morgan Cook
Education: B.S. Western Carolina University, 2016
Serving Hudson First since 2017

Financial Secretary:  Mary Bentley 
Education: B.S. Gardner Webb University, 1994
Serving Hudson First since 2011

Support Staff

Praise Team Leader:  Ashley Rousselle
Serving Hudson First since 2019

Pianist:  Joan Renfrow
Serving Hudson First Since 2004

Organist:  Michael Riggs 
Serving Hudson First since 1986