CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH LEADERSHIP
Central Baptist Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Ed has served as lead pastor of Central since March of 2000. A native from Seaboard, NC, he received a Doctorate of Ministry in Christian Leadership from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity in Christian Education from Campbell University Divinity School. He and his wife Christy have three children - Daniel, T.W., and Hannah Grace.
Evette has been serving at Central since 2001. She is a 1996 graduate of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, with a Master of Divinity in Christian Education, and a 1990 graduate of Appalachian State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Communications.
She is married to David and they have two sons, David James and Daniel, and one puppet, Mary Jane Wiggins. Evette enjoys movies, motorcycles, and gummy bears!
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Associate Pastor Of Worship & Groups
David joined the Central team as Worship and Groups pastor in June of 2020. David is a missionary kid from Jamaica and Australia. He received Jesus as a 15 year old in Kingston, and has been excited about worshipping and following Jesus ever since. He received his Bachelors degree in Bible and Music from Tennessee Temple University and then finished Masters degree in Christian Education at Temple Baptist Seminary. His wife Carol sings, speaks and serves by his side, while also loving on their two (soon to be three!) grandchildren who live in the Raleigh area. David loves to play golf, frisbee golf, soccer, and together they love to take walks, hang out on the porch and tell stories, share good movies & play group games of any type.
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Robert joined our staff as the Student Pastor in 2018. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2013, and received his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019. He and his wife Carrieanna have two children - Emma & Benjamin
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Preschool Ministry Coordinator
Jenny is a graduate of Peace College in Raleigh. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, she worked for many years in childcare facilities. She and her husband David have six children.
Director Of Children & Family Ministeries
Penny and her family have been members of Central since 2019 volunteering in different roles. In 2020, she accepted the role as Director of Children & Family Ministries. She and her husband, Darrel, have two children, Jeremy and Rebekah.
Director Of Music Academy
Jeff joined the Central staff in June of 2016 as Minister of Worship & Creative Arts. In January 2020 he transitioned to serve as the Director of Central Academy of the Arts. Jeff earned his Mus.B. in Music Education from Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY. He has served in various music positions since 1995. He and his wife Corinne have two sons, David and Ben.
Weekday Preschool Director
Emily joined the Central Preschool team in 2013 and became the Director in 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University in 2013, and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Liberty University in 2018. Emily is a member of Central, where she enjoys serving in the Student Ministry. She lives in Youngsville with her two dogs and enjoys spending her free time reading and spending time with friends and family.
Director of Recreation & Community Relations
As of June 1, 2021, Rodney Bunch is our Director of Recreation and Community Relations for the Central Sports Academy. Rodney comes to us from quite a diverse background including recent work with NC Emergency Chaplains, Regional Director for Christian Business Men’s Committee, Athletic Director at Vienna (Austria) Christian School, Youth Pastoring and Church Planting. Rodney played baseball and was educated at Appalachian State University (BA Business Management) and more recently received a Masters from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Rodney is also a Pickleball Ambassador for Eastern Wake County. Rodney is married to Jane, and they have 3 children: Anneliese, Cacey-Jane and Jacob.
Dannie has been full-time Facilities Director since 2007. His job
consists of building maintenance, cleaning, and grounds maintenance. Dannie's daughter, Meredith, her husband, and three children live in Tennessee serving in full time ministry.
Connie joined our staff as Financial Secretary in September 2007. She has been a member fo the church since June 2007 and is a current member of the F.A.I.T.H.Riders Life Group. She and her husband, Roland, have four children, Susan, Chris, April, and Naren.
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Pastoral Administrative Assistant
Christy joined our staff as Pastoral Administrative Assistant in
November 2011. She currently serves as a Children’s Sunday School Director and serves as a Children’s Leader on Sunday nights. Christy and Ed have three children -Daniel, TW, and Hannah Grace.
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Director Of Communication & Media
Haley joined our church staff in 2020. She began working at Central Weekday Preschool part time in the afternoons after college classes in 2016. In the past Haley has worked in the preschool in various ages, from Pre-K to School Age. She currently serves in the sound booth, managing the livestream. She has been a member of Central since February 2020.
Gayle has been a part of Central her whole life and has worked in various volunteer activities throughout the years. She retired after teaching high school English for 30 years and brings her love of words and grammar to our staff as she serves as our Church Secretary. She and her husband, Lynn, have two daughters, Cheyenne and Mallory.