After graduating from Greensboro Senior High School Jim Wall received a Bachelor's degree in Religion and Sociology from Wake Forest University. He earned his Masters of Divinity with Languages and a Masters in Theology in Religious Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jim pastored four churches in North Carolina and South Carolina, ending his forty-five years of active pastoral ministry in 2008 at First Baptist Church in Siler City, N.C. Since completing training for Interim and Intentional Interim Ministry, Jim has completed four interim positions in local Baptist churches, coming to Rocky River in August 2021. His interests include sports, reading, writing, service organizations, and officiating high school sports. Jim has two adult children, twins, Josh and Jennifer. He is also the proud grandfather of James and Ellen Jo.
A well-respected musician and teacher who has performed around the world (and even in Carnegie Hall!) with the Duke Chapel Choir, Matt Fry is the recipient of The 2019/20 Jackson Parkhurst Award for Special Achievement from the North Carolina Symphony for his work as chorus director at Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City. Now retired from public school teaching, Matt directs The Fearrington Village Singers, a joint chorus made up of women and men living in the Fearrington Village and Galloway Ridge communities. Matt received his bachelor's degree in education with vocal music emphasis in 1988 from Missouri Western State University, where he was named Outstanding Graduate in Vocal Music.