Tuesday, June 02, 2020
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A message from Pastor Mike

(I Serve the Only King Who Conquered Death, Hell and the GRAVE)
     I am excited about the doors God keeps opening for Jan and I. For the last 12 years I have been the Pastor for Shalom Baptist Church. I cannot thank God and the members enough for allowing me to be a part of that ministry. Now God has provided a new direction here at David Memorial Baptist Church. 
     Jan and I are excited about being a part of the ministry here at David Memorial. God has been so good to me over the years and for Him to open this door is wonderful. From the very first time Jan and I walked through the doors, we felt like we had come home. We felt the love of everyone here. 
     If you are looking for a church family, David Memorial Baptist Church is a great place to look. We are excited about getting the children and youth programs built up. If you have children or youth and are looking for somewhere to get them involved in church, come visit us at David Memorial.
God Bless You All! 
Pastor Mike Futrell




Here is a little information to help you learn more about Pastor Mike




Dr. Charles Micheal Futrell (Pastor Mike)
1556 Bumgardner James Lane
Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092
(Cell) (980) 429-5937





Covenant Theological Seminary, Roseland, Georgia – Doctorate of Pastoral Studies, August 8th, 2003 Summa Cum Laude
New Vision University, Lincolnton, North Carolina - Doctorate of Christian Education. May 17, 2003 Summa Cum Laude 
New Vision University, Lincolnton, North Carolina - Master of Christian Education. Graduated
in 2001 Summa Cum Laude
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois - Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fire Science/Fire Administration.  Graduated May 11, 1996, Summa Cum Laude
Chowan College, Murfreesboro, North Carolina - Associate of Science Degree in Graphic Arts and Photography.  Graduated May 1977
International Fire Institute - Certificate for Master of Fire Science, 1994
North Carolina Fire College in Firefighting Skills - Completed four year Diploma, 1993
New Bern Senior High School, New Bern, North Carolina - Diploma, June 1975





Certificate of Specialized Training in the Field of Substance Abuse Crisis Response
Certificate of Specialized Training in the Field of Schools and Children Crisis Response
Certificate of Specialized Training in the Field of Spiritual Care in Crisis Response
Certificate of Specialized Training in the Field of Substance Abuse Crisis Response
Certificate of Specialized Training in the Field of Emergency Services

Certificate of Specialized Training in the Field of Mass Disaster and Terrorism
Critical Incident Stress Management Response
Crisis Response and Emotional & Spiritual Care

Federation of Fire Chaplains Basic Certificate for Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

Advance Certificate Federation of Fire Chaplains
International Conference of Police Chaplains

National Center for Crisis Management – Certification in Emergency Crisis Response

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress - Certified Trauma Responder and

 Certified Trauma Service Specialist



Mike began his tenure with Lincoln County in 1996 as Fire Marshal and retire July 28th 2016.  Mike has many degrees ranging from AAS in Graphic Art and Photography, BA in Fire Science to a Doctor of Pastoral Studies and Christian Education.   He took specialty classes in Crisis Response, Level VI Crisis Response, NIMS Training, Red Cross Disaster Response, and Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Training.  Mike serves as Senior Team Leader for Lincoln County Crisis Response Team, Director/coordinator Senior Officer and Team Leader for Team C.R.E.S.T.  Mike continues to help with the National Institute for Crisis Response Training as needed.  Mike is the senior pastor of David Memorial Baptist Church and Volunteer Chaplain with CHS - Lincoln.  Mike is very proud of his family which includes his son Matthew (NCSHP) / Matthew’s wife Angel (Nurse/Social Worker) and his daughter Melissa Isaacs (Runs Three Dachshund Approved Quilting and Embroidery), her husband John Isaacs (Deputy Sheriff with Lincoln County).  He is the proud grandfather of Makayla, Jaxson, Landon, Tyler and Clayton. He and Jan, his wife as of February 25th, 2017 live in Lincolnton, N.C.