Spreading God's Word

SINCE1962


Village Baptist Church has been proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ since 1962. The Village exists to Connect People to Christ and His family in our church, community, and world. Everything we do is for the ONE Jesus Christ and for the one who has yet to come!



Our Leadership Team

The staff and leadership here at The Village is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at 910-678-7178

  • Dr.Richard Lee  - Lead Pastor

    Dr.Richard Mark Lee, is a graduate of Liberty University, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served churches in Knoxville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, West Palm Beach, FL, Sugar Hill, GA and most recently in McKinney, TX. Dr.Lee is married to his best friend, Wendy, who is an elementary school teacher. They have been married almost 26 years and have 2 daughters in college.

  • Tom Rider - Superintendent 

    Our school Superintendent, Tom Rider is a veteran of over 40 years in Christian Education. He holds a BA in Elementary Education from Bob Jones University and a Masters in Educational Administration from Loyola University. He has served as head of school in two locations prior to coming to Fayetteville. For over twenty years he led Arlington Baptist School in Baltimore Maryland and then served as head of school at First Baptist Academy in Naples, Florida. Mr. Rider has been highly involved in school accreditation with ACSI and AdvancED and has led or served on over 40 accreditation visits.He and his wife Nancy are blessed to have two daughters and four grandsons who live in Baltimore. They love spending time with family and are active church members at Village Baptist Church.

  • Kay Matthews - Preschool Director  

    Kay believes that God uses her work as a means to start children on the right path by giving them a foundation in the wisdom of the Lord. Kay has lived in Parkton all of her life. She and her husband have one child. Kay is currently enrolled at FTCC working on her Early Childhood Education degree. She has many years of experience working with children.

  • Christy Lamb - Assistant to Director

    Christy Lamb received her Bachelor’s in Accounting degree from Campbell University, two Associate degrees and three certificates from Wake Tech, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Accountancy from Gardner-Webb University. She is originally from Ocean Isle Beach, then moved to Raleigh where she met her husband, Matt. They now live in Fayetteville with their beautiful 5-year-old daughter, Brylee, who attended Village Baptist Preschool, and is now a student at Village Christian Academy.

  • Claire Shea - Office Assistant

    Claire married her high school sweetheart with whom she has a son and daughter. She is also the proud Nana to her six wonderful grand kids. Claire has served as  a teacher, teacher assistant, and currently our office assistant and she feels very blessed to have been at Village Baptist Preschool for almost ten years. 

Our Beliefs


We believe that every child is an individual person who has been blessed by God with special gifts of personality, intellect, physical ability, and individual talent.  The environment and experiences that are provided at the school are designed to nurture these God-given abilities, while assisting each child in learning to live and work in harmony with others.  It is the purpose of the school to expose each student to the Bible and to teach the revelation of God through His son, Jesus Christ, and the principles of His Kingdom.  The religious instruction that is offered will be positive and continuous, and will facilitate the development of a personal relationship with God.