608 Valleydale Rd
Charlotte, NC 28214

Chapman Memorial Baptist - Staff

Ken Gulledge
Worship Leader
(704) 398-2411


Ken graduated from Gardner Webb University with a B.A. in Religion in 1983. Ken also married his wife Sherry in 1983. They have three children: Toby, Matthew and Mikaela.

Ken has been a member of Chapman Memorial for many years and is employed by Champion Industries.

Joe Abernathy
(704) 366-5872


Joe was born to Joel Lee and Carma Blaine Abernathy on May 25, 1944. His father was a charter member of Chapman.

Joe is retired from Jefferson-Pilot Communications Company, where he was Vice President of Information Technologies. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Electrical option, in 1970.

In September, 1979, he married Phyllis Kay Weaver Yow. Between Joe's children Scott and Kim, and Kay's children, Jimmy, Sharon and Dean, Joe and Kay have a total of 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

When not serving the Lord managing the Church's finances, Joe is usually riding one of his two Harley Davidsons, yakking on his ham radio (call sign AB4WF) , or building and flying RC model airplanes!


Sherry Gulledge
Choir Director & Pianist
(704) 398-2411


Sherry is a 1983 graduate of Gardner Webb University with a B.A. in Religious Education. She is married to our Worship Leader, Ken Gulledge. They have three children: Toby, Matthew and Mikaela.

Sherry grew up in Chapman Memorial. She is also employed by Northside Christian School.

Cathy Richmond
(704) 392-0921

Cathy is married to our acting Assistant Treasurer, Jerry Richmond.

Linda DuBose


Linda was born in Chesterfield, SC and moved to Charlotte, NC in 1966.  After accepting Jesus as her Savior in 1986, her heart's desire was to work for God.  Linda has worked in several secular positions and has two daughters, Christie DuBose and Robin Hall and two beautiful grandsons.

Linda has been a member of Chapman Memorial for 19 years and became secretary in September of 2003.  Linda loves people and has a servant's heart.  She is always ready to listen to anyone and always offers kind, encouraging words.

Linda loves serving Chapman Memorial members and it's staff.


Bert Cooper, Jr
(704) 392-5757

Bert is married to Ruth Cooper. Ruth maintains the minutes of our monthly Business Conferences.