Dr. DuPre Sanders

Senior Minister

Dr. DuPre Sanders became the pastor of Roxboro Baptist church in 1999. Prior to that, he served as pastor of Franklinton Baptist Church from 1990 – 1999. He was ordained to the gospel ministry by Bethesda Baptist Church in Clayton, North Carolina where he served on staff while attending seminary. Before entering ministry, DuPre worked in business for seven years.

DuPre is a native of Fairfax, South Carolina and is a graduate of Wofford College (BA in English and Government), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv. with Languages) and Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (DMin.).

He is married to the former Karen Horger of Orangeburg, South Carolina. DuPre and Karen have two adult sons, Joey (born 1985) and Josh (born 1992). DuPre enjoys spending time with his family, reading and traveling. He also has a passion for storytelling. He enjoys speaking to church, civic and school groups as he taps into a wellspring of stories from his South Carolina lowcountry upbringing and his many life experiences.


Mike Moose


A native of Yorktown, Virginia, Mike Moose has been active as a church musician since the age of twelve and has served as music minister at Roxboro Baptist Church since August 2000. He is a pianist, organist, composer, and arranger. Mike has written choral anthems, worship songs, works for piano and organ, and various song and hymn arrangements for solo, ensemble, and congregational use.  Many of his compositions have been premiered at our church and continue to be used in worship here.  His published choral anthems are available at online music distributors.  Mike also is active as a performer and accompanist. He is the organist for the Community Choir of Person County, and a music director and keyboardist at the Roxboro Little Theater. He has Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Virginia and Old Dominion University, and a Master of Arts degree in Musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1999, he was ordained into the ministry at Ephesus Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina.


JD Granade

Associate Minister (Youth & Congregational Life)

JD joined the staff of Roxboro Baptist Church in August 2017. A native of the foothills of North Carolina, JD grew up in Wilkes County. He attended college at UNC Asheville where he studied drama and religious studies. JD earned his Masters of Divinity from McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta. JD's passions in ministry include working with young people and community engagement.


Christy Hawkins

Church/Financial Secretary

Christy Hawkins, RBC’s Church/Financial Secretary, grew up in Henderson, North Carolina and has lived in Roxboro since September 1990. She has served on the church staff since September 2002.

Christy is married to Billy Hawkins, and they have two daughters: Delaina and Carlee.

She enjoys spending time with family at the lake, walking, reading, and watching movies.