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Children & Youth

Our goal is to help our children become true disciples of Jesus Christ by building relationships with them, being examples for them and teaching them God’s Word.


Nursery/Toddlers (Nursery Room 5)
Preschool - 5th Grade (Rooms 6-8)
Jr. High - 6th through 8th Grade (Room 9)
High School - 9th through 12th Grade (Room 10)


All teachers are required to submit to a thorough background check. In addition, all teacher helpers must attend training

Biblical Teaching

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Our Staff

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Ben Francis


Pastor Ben Francis has served Theresa Baptist Church since August of 2019. He is a native of nearby Durham, and grew up in Gastonia, NC. He and his wife, Tera, were married in 2007 and have 3 wonderful children: Eli, Haddon, and Addison-Claire.

Ben is a graduate of the College at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Pastor Ben’s passion is the preaching and teaching of God’s Word, discipling men and women to know the Lord and follow Him, and to see Jesus glorified in Roxboro and around the world.

Ben can be reached at:

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Garrett Pope


Garrett Pope has served Theresa Baptist Church since January of 2021 in the role of Youth and Children’s Minister. Although born in Chattanooga, TN, Garrett has spent most of his life in North Carolina, primarily Albemarle, NC. He and his wife, Natalie, were married in 2022.

Garrett is a graduate of the College at Southeastern with a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry.

Garrett’s passion is to see King Jesus glorified through the lives of young men and women as they grow up into spiritually mature disciples by the power of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God and prayer.

Garrett can be reached at:

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Fran Clayton

Administrative Assistant

Fran has been with Theresa Baptist Church since November of 2005. She has been married to her high-school sweetheart, Linwood, since 1979. Together they have two grown children and three grandsons. She loves serving the people of Theresa Baptist and working with Pastors Ben and Garrett. She hopes to, one day, retire, and she and Linwood move closer to the coast.

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Desiree Jones


Desiree has served Theresa Baptist Church since…