• Johnny Pressley - Senior minister

    Johnny loves spending time with his wife, Jeanette, his daughter and son-in-law, and his two grandsons. He graduated from Mid-Atlantic Christian University (Bachelor of Arts), where he taught for seven years, Cincinnati Christian University (Master of Divinity), where he taught for twenty-seven years, Princeton Theological Seminary (Master of Theology), and Westminster Theological Seminary (Doctor of Philosophy). Johnny likes to travel, making twenty-six international trips, including New Zealand, Ghana, South Korea, India, and Honduras. He also enjoys long-distance running, having run in nineteen marathons plus many shorter races. You can catch him before sunrise on one of his early morning runs along the Pamlico river. 

  • Ethan Coltrain - Connections minister

    Ethan's wonderful family includes his wife Casey, and his two kids Adalyn and Hudson. Ethan graduated from Mid-Atlantic Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry. He was born & raised in Eastern North Carolina and enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys fishing, sports, good coffee, cooking, and anything outdoors.

  • Tim hallstrom - Youth minister

    Tim comes from the dry Arizona desert. He graduated from Central Christian College of the Bible with a Bachelor of Religious Studies, and Cincinnati Christian University with a Master of Divinity. Tim enjoys reading anything from Alice in Wonderland to East of Eden. He enjoys board games, card games, and video games like Team Fight Tactics!

  • Harley brickhouse - youth ministry assistant

    Harley enjoys sunflowers, baking, and spending time with her husband Ryan. She watches old TV shows from MASH to Wyatt Earp, to new ones, from Avatar: The Last Airbender to any Marvel movie. When she’s not helping with the Children’s Ministry, you can find her playing card games, board games, video games, or playing a soothing song on her violin. 

  • Christie wise - administrative secretary

    Christie loves spending time with her husband Mike, a Navy chaplain, her four children, and her five grandchildren. She is living her childhood dream: restoring and preserving her great grandparents' farmhouse, which dates back to 1910. When she is not working, you can find her with a Venti hot caramel latte with toffee (2% milk, no whip, please) in one hand, a paintbrush in the other hand, and worship music in the background.  

  • Valeria Harrell - Financial Secretary

    Valeria loves spending time with her husband Wayne and two children Tyler and Alexis. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking southern comfort food like homemade Mac & Cheese, Beef Roast, and Chocolate Pound Cake. She is always welcoming and entertaining people in her home, or spending time on the Pamlico River.