Michael Tolar


I’ve been blessed to serve the Mount Moriah family since 2005.  I’ve been married to Carrie since 1999, and we have three boys, Jacob, Ethan, and Andrew.  I hold a BA in Theatre from Winthrop University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Campbell University Divinity School.

It is my desire to bring the Gospel to life through a ministry that is TRUE, RELATABLE, and RESPONSIVE to the voice of God and the needs of others. 

Benjamin Steward
Kids & education pastor


I have been serving in Kid’s Ministry since I was just a kid myself. Jesus really had it right when he said we should have the faith of a child. I live my life and lead this ministry trying to have the same awe for Jesus that my three year old neice has for Christmas lights in the Zaxby’s drive-thru; complete awe and wonder. 

No one really ever grows up, so come be a kid and have a great time while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with the next generation!

allie chasin
Students & Disciple Life


I’ve been married to my husband, Scott since 2011 and we both love serving and coming alongside parents in the discipleship of their teenager. While I grew up in TN, Raleigh is my home. I have a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and am pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at Shepherds Theological Seminary in Cary, NC. I have been on staff at Mount Moriah Baptist since December of 2020 and love serving here!

doug thompson
interim music minister


I have been serving at Mount Moriah for over six months in an interim position as the minister of music. 



Ana franks


I grew up as a first generation American in sunny North Miami Beach, Florida.  Having spent most of my life in the sunshine state, I was happy to relocate to Clayton from Southwest Florida with my native North Carolinian husband and our 6 year old son, Jace.  My husband and I also have two older sons, 26 and 23, who have made their lives in North Carolina as well. In my spare time, I enjoy writing poetry, reading, theatre, spending time with my family, cooking and leading my neighborhood women’s prayer group. 

Rone Privett-frost


I am excited to finally be home after serving 22 years at Selma Baptist Church.  I married my crazy Cajun husband “Frosty” in 2002 and we have three children – Brittany, Jonathan, and Dilahna – who all cease to exist when our grandson Cameron is around.  I LOVE people and all things music –and am so thankful God has blessed me with a talent that allows me to express my passion for both.  “I play the notes as they are written – but it is GOD who makes the music” ~Bach~