Dr. Wayne D. Wike is the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Laurinburg. May 18, 2014 marked the beginning of his ministry in Laurinburg.

A graduate of Gardner-Webb University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary of Virginia (Union Presbyterian Seminary), Dr. Wike has served churches in Kentucky and North Carolina. In addition, he served institutions of Christian higher education in North Carolina for 17 years.

He is married to Debbie Boyd Wike. They have three adult children who are married. The Wikes are proud grandparents of six grandchildren which includes two sets of twins.