Pastor Jim Folk & Family

I grew up in Media, PA (the home of Wawa!) and was raised in the United Methodist Church. After attending Penncrest High School, I went to The College of Wooster where I majored in Mathematics and was active in the Fighting Scot Marching Band, as well as InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. I taught High School math in Copley Ohio (just outside Akron) from 1995-1998 and was involved in Valleyview Chapel, a local church plant.  I was called by God into ministry in the spring of 1998 and attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.  I initially served in Big Rapids, Michigan for four years, at Trinity Fellowship EFC, and the last ten years at Christ Community Church in Ocala, FL.  I am ordained with the Evangelical Free Church of America. We are excited to start this new season in Cary with Trinity Community Church.               (Emily, Corinne- 10, Muriel-12, Jim)

Emily is from the Dayton OH area, and we were married in 1998.  Our two daughters are Muriel, and Corinne.  We also have two relatively well-behaved dogs named Russell & Ginger.  I enjoy swimming, golf, guitar, hiking & kayaking, and watching sports of almost any kind.  

  • Favorite Snack- Pretzels! (Soft Pretzels from Philly!)
  • Favorite Movies- Star Wars- A New Hope, Return to Me, The Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Glory Road
  • My Playlist- The Allman Brothers, Albert Collins, J.S. Bach-Brandenburg Concertos, Dexter Gordon, George Winston, Adele, Mat Kearney, Emmylou Harris, The Dixie Hummingbirds, JJ Heller, Fernando Ortega, Josh Garrels, Mason Jar Music, Rend Collective, I Am They, Need to Breathe