Interim Youth Minister
¡Hola! Mi nombre es Elaine Reales. It’s an honor to serve as the Interim Youth Pastor for First Baptist Church of Mount Airy. I am originally from Colombia, South America. I am happily married to Rev. Santiago Reales who is also originally from Colombia. We have two smart and handsome teenagers, Benjamin and Matthew, eighteen and fifteen years old, respectively. I hold dual nationality -Colombian and American-. I have been in the USA for twenty years. I have lived in Florida, Texas, and North Carolina. My family and I have resided in Miami, San Antonio, Sparta, and Mount Airy, our present town. I got four-year courses of Business Administration from Colombia, and I also obtained a Bachelor of Science in K-6 Elementary Education from Lees McRae College in 2009. Currently, I am in my third year as a 2nd grade teacher in the Dual Language (Spanish) Immersion Program at Bruce H. Tharrington Primary School in Mount Airy, NC.
While living in Barranquilla, Colombia, my mom, oldest brother and I attended Iglesia Bautista “Proclamad”. I helped as a Sunday School teacher for youth and young adults, women ministry, and as a finances secretary. I was also the youth coordinator for one year. I was always involved with church ministries and church activities.
God has blessed me abundantly! I am living proof of that. So, I want to be a blessing to others. And, one way to do it, it’s to serve others with love, anywhere and anytime!