Church Staff

Rev. Edgar De Jesus

Pastor Edgar was born and raised in the heart of Manila, Philippines.  He is married to Judy and blessed with two children, Kristina and Elaine.

Pastor Edgar’s faith journey started at Wesley UMC in Manila where he encountered at young age, God’s unconditional love and grace.  When he was in high school, he became involved with the United Methodist Youth Fellowship where he discovered more about Jesus Christ and His offer of salvation.

Pastor Edgar heard God’s voice from his inner being at youth event called “Christmas Institute”.  This became the first turning point of his life as God’s  him to personally accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

The second turning point of Pastor Edgar’s life came in 1997 when God called him to serve through the ordained ministry. After earning his Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from the University of the Philippines, he pursued Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School at Duke University. He was commissioned as Probationary Member in 2000 and ordained Full Elder in 2003— the first and only Filipino-American clergy member of the North Carolina Conference.

Pastor Edgar responded to God’s invitation to serve various mission fields in the North Carolina Conference: Saxapahaw UMC (2000-2003), Edenton St. UMC (2003-2006), Mt. Zion UMC (2006-2010) and Cornerstone UMC (2010-2013). Prior to his appointment to Davis Street UMC, he served as Lead Pastor of Richlands UMC from 2013-2017.

Moreover, Pastor Edgar’s leadership led him to represent the connectional church to the Jurisdictional and General Conferences of The United Methodist Church, World Methodist Conference and the World Council of Churches. He led mission team to Illinois, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Philippines and Costa Rica.

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Edgar leads the church in fulfilling God’s mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. He is a visionary leader who loves people with strong passion in preaching, leadership and evangelism.


Arlene domenicoArlene serves as the Office Administrator. She was born in Dover , NJ , and graduated from Bulter High School in Butler , NJ , and has an associate degree from Alamance Community College. 
 Previously, Arlene worked as an administrative assistant at Ligna Machinery in Burlington and SCI Systems in Graham.  She is from a Catholic background and became an associate member of Davis Street UMC in 2012.  Arlene enjoys reading, sewing, various arts & crafts, and is also quite talented in redecorating and renovating houses.  Her newest adventure is learning how to quilt. She is member of Genesis Lifestyle Exercise group, and spends much of her free time with her favorite great grandchildren, Grayson, Memphis and Kensley.

Arlene Domenico

Music Director


Dr. Stephen Futrell

Stephen joins the Davis Street staff on August 1 as Director of Music.  Dr. Futrell is an Associate Professor at Elon University, where he has served as the Director of Choral Activities since 1999.  He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor and Master degrees in Music Education from Louisiana State University.

He has over twenty-five years experience as a professional live and studio vocalist/trumpeter/writer/arranger/producer and as on-screen talent—performing extensively throughout the gulf coast region, the Kansas City metropolitan area, Chicago, Orlando and Nashville—and has worked internationally as a music producer for Dreamworks~SKG.  He co-wrote and co-produced the musical theme and a promotional CD for the Ever Elon campaign with Dr. Todd Coleman, Coordinator of Music Production & Recording Arts at Elon.  He has offered professional clinics and presentations on conducting, rehearsal techniques, sound reinforcement, vocal jazz style & technique, vocal jazz ensemble technique and literature and improvisation for state conferences for North Carolina, Louisiana and Arizona ACDA and MEA and has appeared as a guest soloist and clinician at high school and collegiate jazz festivals.

Dr. Futrell comes with a strong work experience with church choirs, especially within Methodist tradition.  He served as Director of Music at Macedonia Evangelical Lutheran Church in Burlington, as interim Music Director at First United Methodist Elon, and Director of Youth and Children’s Choirs and Coordinator for UMYF at St. Paul’s UMC in Lenexa, Kansas.

 Music Accompanist – Jane Williams


Cultural Arts Chair/Theatre Director/Choral Director/Piano Educator, Orange High School, Hillsborough, NC.

Director of high school theatre and vocal programs developing a program of 85 students. Jane is also.  pianist for all vocal, choral and musical theatre performances.