Our Leadership

 Our Pastor - Rev. Delton H. Farmer

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First United Presbyterian Church welcomes the Reverend Delton H. Farmer as Pastor, September 1, 2023.

Rev. Farmer brings a broadened leadership experience in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), having served within the Presbytery of New Hope, and the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina. His work during the 225th General Assembly included service on the Mid Council Committee,2022, and the Bills and Overtures Committee from 2022 to the present. In the Presbytery of New Hope and the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina, he worked on various committees and participated in various leadership training opportunities.

Pastoral experiences include Assistant Pastor and Temporary Supply Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Durham, NC, 2012-2014, 2017-2019; College Heights Presbyterian Church, Assistant Pastor, Fayetteville, NC, 2015-2017; North East Baptist Church, Associate Minister, 2005-2012; and Cotton Memorial Presbyterian Church, Henderson, NC, Temporary Supply Pastor, 2019- until August, 2023.


Rev. Farmer received the Certification of Ordination, New Hope Missionary Baptist Association, 2011; and was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) in 2020. His formal education/service includes, United States Army, Fort Bragg NC and Pusan, South Korea, 1984- 1990; Associate in Arts Degree, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1990; Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC, 1994; Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration, Pfeiffer University, Charlotte, NC, 1999; and Master of Divinity, Shaw University, Raleigh, NC 2012. As a consummate student, his continuing education experiences includes Ecumenical Advocacy Days Training and Clinical Pastoral Education. Community Involvement includes Vice-President of the Vance and Adjacent Counties Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and Board Member for Community Partners of Hope Men’s Shelter. Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.



In his description of his call to ministry, Rev. Farmer identified himself drawn to congregational life, understands God’s power and sovereignty and with that strives and shares a life filled with hope and a reverence for God. He identified area(s) of growth in various aspects of inclusivity and evangelism, which we all recognize significant as we address the challenges of listening, teaching, and working with others during our faith journeys.



He of course, is most proud of his wife of 35 years, Cynthia and they are the parents of Chelsey and Joshua. First United is grateful to God for the opportunity to welcome Rev. Farmer and we look forward to the opportunities of moving forward in service to the Risen Lord.

Session and Board of Deacons

Active Elders

Natalie Beard, Clerk of Session

Anthony Dozier

Sharon Kelley

Renea Stitt

Gail Walker-Famer

Kyron Williams


Active Deacons

Charles Jackson

Tamara Tate

Ellen Smith

Valerie Tutt

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