Dr. Chris Partin

I was called as Pastor of Plymouth Church on August 1, 2006. I grew up in Garner and actually accepted Christ at Plymouth Church when I was eight years old on June 23, 1981.

I am now returning to pastor a church that I love and know well. My wife Dawn and I have been married since 1997 and we have three wonderful children. I am passionate about preaching God's Word and reaching people for Christ.

In 2018 I experienced some major health issues. The church family stood by me and my family and the whole experience made us all closer to one another and to the Lord. Now I am healthy and have a new perspective and outlook on life. I take nothing for granted and my life's motto is: Life Is Short - Live It well!

Ministry Experience: New Bethel Baptist Church in Garner, Ephesus Baptist in Raleigh, Olive Chapel Baptist in Apex, and New Beginnings Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Education: I graduated from Campbell University in 1996 with a BA in Christian Ministries. I received my Master's degree as a charter member of the Campbell University Divinity School in 1999. I earned my Doctorate in Apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary in 2008.

Hobbies and Interests: I am an avid sports fan and I especially love the NCAA tournament. I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising, and listening to music from the 1980's. I also love being around people and I am blessed to have many great friends.
Favorite Scripture: Isaiah 55:8-9 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways says the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."

Dawn Currin

Youth Minister

Dawn Currin

I have been in church at Plymouth for as long as I can remember. I accepted Christ as my Savior at Summer Camp with our youth group. I have always had a passion to work with and help others. For years (almost 20) I have worked in different ministry areas at Plymouth Church, mostly with children's ministry programs.

I been blessed to be the Youth Minister at Plymouth for more than seven years now. It is my desire to grow more in Christ as I help to mentor the students in the Plymouth Church Youth Ministry. I pray that the Lord continues to work through my ministry at Plymouth and that the Youth continue to want to learn, serve, and worship the Lord more.

Favorite Things To Do: Play softball, watch my boys play baseball/softball, being on or near the water (boating)

Favorite Bible Verse: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Iris Bordeaux

Children's Ministry Director

Iris Bordeaux

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We welcomed Iris as our Children's Ministry Director October 21st, 2019!

Iris has been an active member of Plymouth and served in Children's Ministry for years; we are so excited to see what God will do through her in the years to come.

She and husband Tim have been married for 15 years this February and share two beautiful girls, Georgia and Alison (Ali.)

Iris is a graduate of William Peace University (2000) and North Carolina State University (2002.) After teaching high school English in Fayetteville, NC where she calls home, she and Tim returned to Wake County in 2004. Since then she has worked as a Human Resources professional with an insurance company. 

Worship Director

Jim Simpkins

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I became the Worship Director at Plymouth Church in May of 2021. Its such a blessing to be able to serve the Lord through music!!

I have always loved music since I was very young. I grew up in Clarksville TN. I moved to NC in 1995. I have had quite a journey to get to Plymouth. After rededicating my life to the Lord, I've seen lots of things change. God changes everything when you allow Him in! He restored my ability to play guitar after 15 years of not being able to play. I will spend the rest of my life serving with the gift of music.

I've served in many different ministries over the years. I've been a youth group leader, led choirs, taught children's Sunday school, taught VBS, and had the privilege to serve at several churches. Currently I'm working here and helping to lead Celebrate Recovery in Fuquay Varina.

I've been married to my wife Marlena for a little over three years and we live in Fuquay Varina. 

My hobbies include deer hunting, bass fishing, and working on guitars. 

Favorite Scripture: James 1:2-4 

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 

because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance 

finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Mae Cotten

Administrative Assistant

Mae Cotten

Mae joined our staff in the summer of 2016. Previously she worked at First Baptist Church in Cary.

Mae is a member of Neil's Creek Baptist Church in Angier.

We are very blessed to have Mae with us at Plymouth.

  October 2021  
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