Senior Pastor

Dr. Lance Cole

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Pastor Lance joined our church staff in September of 2016. Prior to coming to Ruffin Stacey he served as the Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church in Reidsville, NC for seven years. He is a graduate of Elon University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Liberty University School of Divinity, and has a PhD from Johnson University in Knoxville, TN. In addition to ministering at Ruffin Stacey, Dr. Cole also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Religion and Philosophy Department at Averett University in nearby Danville, VA. He affirms several statements of faith, including the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, The Nashville Statement on Sexuality and Gender, and the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. Lance has been married to his wife Stefanie since 2006 and they have three sons, Sawyer, Carter, and Asher. Teaching and serving in missions with the church is what he enjoys most about serving at Ruffin Stacey. 

Children & Youth Director

Christie Bugner

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"Miss Christie" leads our Next Generation Ministries at Ruffin Stacey. She has been at Ruffin Stacey since 2008 and came on staff in 2014 as the Director of Children and Youth. Christie loves coming alongside children and youth, helping them to know Christ and to grow in their relationship with Him. She has been married to her husband James since 1996. 

Ministry Assistant

Jody Wilson

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Jody has served as the Ministry Assistant at Ruffin Stacey since August of 2021. However, her ministry to the church has extended much longer than that. She is invested a great deal of her time in the next generation of our community, serving as a volunteer for Vacation Bible School, Awanas, and taught Sunday School since 1991. She has also used her experience to serve on various church teams and committees. Serving God and growing His Kingdom is what she enjoys most about her ministry at Ruffin Stacey. She has one son, Cody, and she has been married to her husband Mike since 1991. 


Patsy Evans

Patsy has served at Ruffin Stacey since 2014. She loves working in God's house and being with her church family. Patsy has been married to Daniel Evans since 1984 and they have one son and one grandson. 

Building & Grounds

Mike Wilson

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