Ministry Team


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Scott Slaughter, Senior 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 much 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, Family Pastor to Crabapple First Baptist Church, Milton, Georgia. Pastor Scott is excited to bring his ministry of Biblical expository preaching and teaching to the Coggins Church of Lexington.

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Anita Bunce, Minister of Music

Anita has lived in Lexington and been a member of Coggins Memorial Baptist Church for nearly 40 years. She has had the privilege of serving as Minister of Music for Coggins Church since 1989. As a Chemistry major and Math minor from Campbell University, being a Director of Music was not a career path Anita had chosen, but she likes to say that God had a better plan. Over the years, Anita has directed the Coggins Youth and Children's Choirs, the Tone Chime Choir, and the Adult Sanctuary Choir. In addition to the church choirs of Coggins, Anita has enjoyed opportunities to direct various community choirs and served for twelve years as the Director of Lexington's annual Community Christmas Candlelight Service. Anita and husband D. Linwood Bunce II are the proud parents of four beautiful daughters, six amazing grandchildren, ...and still counting!




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 having 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. 

Office: 336.249.0020  Email:



Vickie Smith, Director                                

Child Development Center

Vickie began working at Coggins Church in 2004 first as a Preschool Teacher and now as the Director. She graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education and has worked with children from infants to elementary school for over 30 years. She has a passion to provide a safe, caring place in which children can learn and grow. She believes that working with children in a diverse environment teaches acceptance of others and provides an opportunity to share the love of Christ daily. She volunteers in community programs to reach families of young children and offers support with local resources to meet the needs of children within the community. Vickie has been married for 36 years, has two grown sons, a granddaughter and a grandson. She serves in her church with the Family Ministry Team focusing on marriage and communication. 

CDC Office: 336.249.0372                                                                     Email: