Our Leaders

In the Thaddeus Chapel Disciples of Christ Church tradition, we affirm that each person has a role in our spiritual worship. We work together in unity and faith to accomplish the mission of our church. We value and recognize all of our staff, church council, steering committees, and ministry teams. 


The Rev. Dr. Eric Hampton Sr.


Eric accepted Christ into his life at an early age, working for God as a Deacon, teaching Sunday Ministries, and leading Musical Ministry.  Later in life he answered the call to preach the Gospel in May 1999.

Eric started as an associate minister at White Oak Disciples of Christ Church out of Newton Grove, NC. During that fellowship, Reverend Dr. Hampton blessed many with his various inspirational gifts and teachings. He continues this passion as the Pastor of Thaddeus Chapel Disciples of Christ Church, located in Fayetteville N.C.

Eric was born and raised in Johnston County. He is the son of late Deacon Elijah Hampton and Eldress Mae Hampton of Benson, N.C. His family consists of his wife of 31 years, First Lady Melissa Gerald Hampton, and his two sons, Eric Hampton Jr and Treveon Hampton.

“As God’s humble servant, I love serving God and I believe that my mission is to do his will in helping others and welcome souls to Christ. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that who-so-ever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16 (KJV)

Rev. Dr. Leonard McCraw

Associate minister

Leonard is the Associate Pastor of Thaddeus Chapel. Leonard blesses our service with inspirational hymns, motivational prayers, and articulate sermons. Leonard is a seasoned spiritual leader who loves the Lord and is dedicated to the support and mission of the church.

Deacon Johnson

Deacon Chairman

Deacon Joe Johnson is the Deacon Chairman at Thaddeus Chapel. Deacon Johnson is a man of integrity and provides valuable leadership through good character and setting a positive example for others. Deacon Johnson loves praying, serving the Lord, and cares for the families of Thaddeus Chapel.

Brother Tony Washington

Minister of Music

Brother Tony Washington is the Minister of Music at Thaddeus Chapel. Tony is a spiritual servant of God who transforms music ministry into effective vehicles for outreach and church growth. He loves to teach, play, arrange, and convey music to all of our choirs and musicians.