Our Staff


Dr. & Mrs. James E. Dees Jr.

In September of 1985 Dr.  James E. Dees Jr. became our pastor.  Dr.  Dees is an able preacher and teacher of God's Word.  It is his sole desire to serve God through the local church, seeking to lead people to Jesus and strengthen the believer.  Dr.  Dees has earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion with a minor in Social Work., graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  He earned his Master of Divinity degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctorate of Ministry at Trinity Theological Seminary graduating with distinction with special studies in Pastoral Ministries.  Dr.  Dees is married to Luanne who is a Registered Nurse.  They have two children, a son, Jamie, and a daughter Amber.


Joyce Johnson

Joyce Johnson became the Administrative Assistant for Clement Baptist Church in February 2006.  Her office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Over the years, Joyce has served the Lord in many ways here at Clement.  She has taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, served as a G.A. Leader, Tape Ministry Team Member, Faith Team Learner and Leader, serves as the Evangelistic Director, just to name a few things she does and has done.
Joyce is a graduate of Sampson Technical Institute.  She enjoys reading, working crossword  puzzles, music, antiques, and serving the Lord whenever led, or called upon to do so.

Mrs. Lorraine Bullard

Mrs. Lorraine Bullard Is our organist. She also sings in our choir. She is the mother of Mrs. Susan Williams.


Mrs. Susan Williams

Mrs. Susan Williams Directs our choir and also heads up the Gods Kids for our church.


Tommy Vitone

In September of 2014, Tommy Vitone became our Youth Director.  His service to Clement Baptist Church also includes: Member of the Sanctuary Choir, Brotherhood, serves on several Committees as Chair or as Team member, leads the Youth Council and is a Youth Sunday School Teacher.  Tommy has enthusiasm to guide the Youth and watch them grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ through fellowship, discipleship, and service. He is a Retired Military and a graduate of the Community College of the Air Force.  he is married to Penny Vitone and has a daughter, Caitlin and a Son-In-Law, Chad Buchanan and a proud Grandfather of Jamison Buchanan.