Aversboro is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bios of our leadership team, their qualifications for ministry, and a way to get in contact with them
Dr. Jeffrey Sholar
Office: 919.779.0434 ext. 224
Jeffrey is a native to southeastern North Carolina; a Duplin county boy from the crossroads community of Pin Hook. He was raised on a farm and came from a large family. Jeffrey worked with Carroll’s Foods in the late 1990s and accepted the call into ministry in November of 2001. In 2002 he was hired by First Baptist Church of Wallace N.C. as their minister to youth. While serving FBC-Wallace, he attended Campbell University the next seven years earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and a Master of Divinity Degree with emphasis on Pastoral Care and Preaching. Upon completion of his Master of Divinity, Jeffrey transitioned into his first senior pastor position by accepting the call to Sawyer’s Creek Baptist Church in Camden N.C. He later moved to Cedar Falls Baptist Church in Fayetteville N.C. in 2012 and served them for seven years. While serving as senior pastor at CFBC, Jeffrey earned a Doctor of Ministry from Campbell University Divinity School in 2017. He is a member of the Board of Ministers at Campbell University and a licensed Prepare-Enrich counselor. Jeffrey has a passion for marriage ministry and helping young couples enrich their marriages.
Jeffrey is married to his wife Amanda, and the father of a daughter Isabella and son Wells. He enjoys the time he spends with his family being a husband and dad. When personal time becomes available, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and golf.
Rev. Joe Sinclair
Minister to Students
Office: 919.779.0434 ext. 228
Joe 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 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 is a certified Prepare-Enrich Counselor to foster healthy relationships in the areas of Premarital, Marriage, Parenting and Families. He has additional training in Conflict Coaching and Mediation to help individuals, couples and families.
Joe is married to Selena and they have three adult children Melissa, Jennifer, and Jacob.
Rev. Danny Poyner, Jr
Minister of Music and Worship
Office: 919.779.0434 ext. 230
Danny is a native of central North Carolina, where he grew up running around farms throughout Johnston County. Prior to surrendering to full time ministry, he was working in radio broadcasting and promotions. Danny holds a Bachelor of Arts from Campbell University in mass communication (broadcast production), and a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Worship Leadership. He has served as church pianist since age 10. Danny served on staff at First Baptist Church, Cary for more than 20 years before accepting the call to Aversboro.
Deuteronomy 8 is his ministry's focus. In summary, "Take care lest you forget the Lord your God." (Deut 8:11)
Danny is married to his wife Jill and they have two boys, Samuel and Vincent.