Ministry Team

Ministry Team

  • "But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word."

- Acts 6:4 -


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Scott Slaughter

- Lead Pastor -

  • Pastor Scott has been married to his beautiful wife Lori for 30 years. They have five adult children. Scott is a graduate of Ambassador Baptist College, Grace Baptist Theological Seminary, and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • Pastor Scott has lots of ministry experience. He has served Christ as Associate Pastor to Lena Baptist Church, Lena, Illinois, Church Planter at Messiah Baptist Church, Bethalto, Illinois. Senior Pastor to Gainsville Baptist Church, Lincolnton, North Carolina, Senior Pastor to New Life Baptist Church, Lincolnton, North Carolina, and Family Pastor to Crabapple First Baptist Church, Milton, Georgia.
  • Pastor Scott is passionate about the Word. He is excited to bring the ministry of Bible expository preaching and teaching to the Coggins Church of Lexington.

Connect with Pastor Scott: 

    Office: 336.249.0020  
    Connect with him on Facebook: Scott Slaughter
    Read Pastor Scott's Blog.
    Listen to Pastor Scott's Teaching.



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James Daughtery

- Assistant Worship Team Leader -

  • A native of Ashe County, North Carolina, James G. Daugherty is currently serving as the Arts Education and Distance Learning Program Specialist for the Davidson County (NC) Schools and is the Director of Cannon Music Camp at Appalachian State University.  Previous to these appointments in 2015, he served for twenty-one years as band director and instructor of music theory at Central Davidson High School in Lexington, NC, assisting daily with the band instruction at Central Davidson Middle School.  In 2019 he completed his twenty-ninth summer on the faculty/staff of Cannon Music Camp where he had served as the Dean of Men for twenty years.
  • While at Central Davidson his bands consistently earned ratings of excellent and superior at regional, state, and national music festivals.  In 1996 and 2013, he was named "Teacher of the Year" at Central Davidson High School and in 1997 for Davidson County Schools, a top-three finalist for DCS “Teacher of the Year” again in 2013.  In January 1998 he received the distinguished "Outstanding Young Educator" from the Lexington Jaycees and in April 2006 was nominated for a "Young Alumnus Award" from Appalachian.  This past July, Mr. Daugherty was inducted into the prestigious Rhododendron Society in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University.  As the highest honor given by the college, the award honors alumni for their exemplary service to education and to their communities. The Society recognizes graduates whose service as teachers, librarians, human service professionals, or administrators has reflected credit on themselves, the field of education, and the university. 
  • His educational background includes a Bachelor's and Master’s in music education from Appalachian State University with additional certification in Education Leadership/School Administration from High Point University. Mr. Daugherty holds professional memberships in the American School Band Director’s Association, National Band Association, National Association for Music Education, North Carolina Music Educators Association, North Carolina Bandmasters Association, North Carolina Association of Educators, Florida Bandmasters Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Delta Pi, and Phi Eta Sigma. 
  • Mr. Daugherty currently serves as Immediate Past President of the North Carolina Music Educators Association.  He is also a Past-President of the NC Bandmasters Association (2012-2014).  He was featured in the February 2009 edition of Teaching Music in an article entitled “Accentuate the Positive” and was also listed in December 2009 as one of “50 Directors Who Make A Difference” in School Band and Orchestra Magazine.  He has adjudicated bands and served as Guest Conductor across the Southeast. 
  • Active in the Lexington community, Mr. Daugherty is a member of Coggins Memorial Baptist Church and sings in the sanctuary choir also volunteering as the assistant music director.
  • Connect with James: 

        Office: 336.249.0020  


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Lynda Russell

- Ministry Assistant -

  • Lynda has been a part of the church her entire life.  Having served as a Women on Mission group leader and as a volunteer on missions trips with the NC Baptist Men, and have worked with every age range from PreK (Mission Friends) to Youth.
  • She has a good understanding of the potential Baptist churches have to reach the world for Christ.  Her passion for the teachings of the church is with Children and Youth Bible Drills, where she feels she has learned more than she taught. 
  • Lynda graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Accounting.  She and her husband have five grown sons.
  • She began work at Coggins Memorial in October of 2014 and enjoys being a part of this church family as a member of the Support Staff.

Connect with Lynda: 

    Office: 336.249.0020  


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William Richardson

- Ministry Intern -

  • Will has been married to Hannah for nearly four years and has two precious little girls who are two and six months. There is also another child on the way! Will is a third-year student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing his Masters of Divinity Degree with a Great Commissions focus. Will graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at the University of West Georgia.
  • In the Spring of 2010 Will gave his life to Christ after years of struggle in a religious home. Like all of us, he wrestled with sin, not "being a good enough person" in addition to not grasping a clear knowledge of the relationship you can have with Jesus. After receiving and surrendering to the Gospel, Will was free from unrighteousness during his junior year in college. Will could recall after being in a religious home how grateful he felt the next day after having his heart renewed. In his testimony he has mentioned, "like a veil was lifted from my eyes that day, I could now see." What a beautiful picture of the Gospel at work!
  • Ever since the Lord called Will to ministry in 2015, he has hit the ground running with a Student Ministry Internship at Crabapple First Baptist Church back in 2017. He first served in ministry in 2015 as a volunteer with the media and sound department as well as worship leader at Cherokee Baptist Church. Will has also been an Associate Pastor concentrating in Family Ministry at Denver Baptist Church in Denver, North Carolina.
  • Will is blessed to be a part of the ministry here at Coggins and loves serving various teams and ministries here. One of Will's go-to verses for meditation includes 2 Corinthians 5:17 as a wonderful reminder of the redemptive work Christ has done in and for us!

Connect with Will: 

    Work: 404.435.8694



Clara Passmore                                     - Pianist -

  • We are excited to welcome Clara to the Ministry Team. She has added so much to our worship in song! It is our delight to welcome both Clara and James to the Coggins Church family!



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Lucretia Wilson

- CDC Director -

  • Lucretia Wilson has worked in the childcare field for the last 15 years in various roles ranging from a Family Childcare Provider to a Lead Teacher. She has also been the Owner and Director of her own Childcare Center. These experiences roles have given her understanding and knowledge in the Childcare Field.
  • Lucretia's background in Childcare started when she was 16 years old working with her mother at her in-home Childcare. Eventually, this led her to pursue higher education in the field. She received her bachelor’s degree majoring in Human Development and Family Studies, with a concentration in Birth-Kindergarten Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2009. In 2012 she graduated with a Master's Degree in Teaching Special Education from Liberty University, Lynchburg VA. 
  • Working in the Childcare Field has been her passion in life. Working with children, teachers, and parents brings her joy.
  • "I am excited to be joining the Coggins Church Team and having the opportunity to bring my knowledge and experience to this ministry.  I am overjoyed to be able to lead all the staff and families. I believe that all families and staff members are essential pieces to the success of the children at the center and together we can make the difference to create a powerful next generation of children! I look forward to growing with the Coggins family and establishing relationships with everyone involved."

Connect with Lucretia: 

    CDC Office: 336.249.0372


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Tosha Hargrave

- CDC Assistant Director -

  • For 18 years Tosha has served at the Coggins Child Development Center. She got her Early Childhood Associates Degree in 2007 and began working at Coggins. Tosha has been serving the Lord Jesus, families, and children through the various daycare ministries of Coggins Church.
  • Tosha has 2 children and a grandson who she loves dearly. Working in this field has given her the experiences that I need to have understanding and the knowledge to teach the children throughout the year. 
  • Tosha will continue to serve the Lord and gain experiences and establish relationships through her love for the children and the joy of caring for them. 

Connect with Tosha: 

    CDC Office: 336.249.0372