Freda Baxter is the church secretary. She is the daughter of Freddie and Virginia Pierce and the sister to Monica Greer. She grew up as a Diamond Hill Church member until her career took her to different parts of the country over a period of 22 years. She married her husband, Mark Baxter, in October of 1994 and had her twin daughters, Paige and Ruth, in May of 1999. In April of 2002 Freda’s family decided to move back to Statesville from Richmond, VA. She accepted a position with Lowe’s Home Improvement in the training department and spent 10 years with that company until she felt called to leave Lowe’s and work for the school system in an effort to enjoy more time with her girls. In March of 2016 Freda was hired into the secretary position here at Diamond Hill Church. The Baxters are members of Western Avenue Baptist Church.