Our Staff



Charles Allard, Pastor


Charles is from Wilmington, North Carolina where he graduated from New Hanover High. He holds degrees from Mars Hill College, Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Gloria served as Missionaries to Brazil for 14 years. He has held North Carolina Pastorates in Bailey, Salisbury, Boone, Morehead City and Cary and interim positions in Wallace and Clinton. He and Gloria have 3 grown children and 4 Grandchildren. The Allards live in Apex, NC.

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Risa Poniros, Music Director

Risa PonirosRisa, a Raleigh native whose brother runs The Roast Grill downtown, possesses an insatiable energy and passion for the American music genres, whether operatic, musical theater, spiritual, or anything in between. Her soprano voice landed her elite roles in a number of operas and theatre such as Pamina and The First Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. She has also performed with professional ensembles, including the North Carolina Symphony. She holds degrees from UNC-Greensboro (BM); The University of Tennessee at Knoxville (MM); Northwestern University; Certificate of Vocal Performance, and Columbia University Teachers College in New York (Ed.D) and has taught voice at several area colleges.

 Peggy Utley, Church Secretary

 Peggy has been faithfully serving as Secretary at Crabtree Valley Baptist Church since 1993.
She resides in Garner and is a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.
She is married to Dale and has two adult children, Kevin and Kaitlyn.
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 Cheryl Walker, Pianist