Our SENIOR Pastor

Chris Gambos

Pastor Chris has served as senior pastor of New Salem Church since 2003. He earned a BA in Biblical studies from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA and an MA in Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC.  Chris is originally from Steubenville, OH. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy and served four years. He continued his service in the Army National Guard for two years while studying at Liberty University.  It wasn’t until after his time in the Navy that Chris desired to go into the ministry and accept the call of God in his life.


Interesting facts about Pastor Chris
Favorite Scripture: Romans 10:14
Favorite Movies: Heaven Can Wait, Dumb and Dumber, Jeremiah Johnson
Favorite Kinds of Music: Rock, Praise and Worship
Favorite Holiday: Christmas – “A true time to reflect on what really matters in life.
What brought Pastor Chris to the ministry?  A desire to teach the Bible to people and to glorify God in that endeavor.

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Associate Pastor, Choir Director And Children's ministry coordinator

Bill Kolb

Associate Pastor Bill Kolb became the new Youth Pastor of New Salem Church in 2014. He was raised in northern New Jersey, but has been in North Carolina since 1997. He has been a Youth Pastor in California and North Carolina for the last 20 years. Bill lives in Pittsboro with his wife, Betsy and their two boys, Joshua and Caleb. He also serves as our Children's Ministry Coordinator.


He attended the Baptist Bible Seminary and College in Clarks Summit, PA and received his Bachelor of Science in Bible/Pastoral Studies. He was the Youth Pastor and Worship Minister of Emmaus Baptist Church from 1998 to 2013. He also served as Youth Pastor, Bible Teacher, and Worship Leader for the Bethel Baptist Church in Lancaster, California.


Interesting facts about Pastor Bill Kolb
Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6
Favorite Movies: Star Wars
Favorite Pastime: spending time with his family
Hobbies: sports (fishing, hunting, golf, basketball)

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Church Secretary

Cindy Brown

Cindy has served as secretary at New Salem Church since March of 2015.  She has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Cindy enjoys Western movies, contemporary Christian music, dark chocolate, animals (she has 6 cats), Italian food, the mountains and is currently reading the book The Reason For My Hope: Salvation by Billy Graham.  Her favorite Bible verse is John 15:5 - "I am the vine; you are the branches.  If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."  Cindy also enjoys volunteering at the Animal Shelter.



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