Our Staff

Dr. Jeffrey Sholar, Lead Pastor
Dr. Jeffrey Sholar began serving as the Lead Pastor of Aversboro Road Baptist Church on May 13, 2019.  
Rev. Joe Sinclair, Minister to Students
919.779.0434 ext. 228

Joe Sinclair completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1984 at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee. His major was Psychology with an emphasis on Childhood and Adolescence Development and Counseling. Joe completed his Master of Divinity Degree with Christian Education in 1998 at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Studies included counseling, youth ministry, children's ministry, education ministry, and Christian School Administration. Joe has been involved in Youth Ministry since his college days. He spent five years with Household Financial Services before entering the ministry full time in January 1990. In addition to serving in the local church, Joe serves as a Student/Youth Resource Specialist for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, facilitating leadership training for student leaders in the areas of Bible Study, Discipleship, and Planning. Joe has also written Youth Bible Study materials for LifeWay Christian Resources. Joe was the 2001 Recipient of the Outstanding Young Religious Education Leader Award, presented by the Baptist Association of Christian Educators for his contributions to Youth Ministry. Joe joined the staff at Aversboro Road Baptist Church on May 1, 2000 as Minister to Students (Junior High, High School, and College). In addition, he coordinates our Multimedia and Technology Ministries at Aversboro. Joe and his wife Selena have been married since 1984 and have three adult children Melissa, Jennifer, and Jacob. 
Joe is a certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator (2015), with a mission is to provide couples and families with evidence-based skills and insights to foster healthy relationships - Premarital, Marriage, Parenting and Families.  He has additional training in Conflict Coaching and Mediation, and uses resources through Peacemaker to help individuals, couples and families.


Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving!" Colossians 2:6-7


Support Staff

Trista Schaefer, Ministry Assistant
919.779.0434 ext. 221

Joy Bryant, Ministry Assistant
919.779.0434 ext. 226

Janet Powell, Contributions Secretary

Cassie Peacock, Director of The Growing Place
919.661.0872 or 919.779.0434 ext. 232