Dr. Brad Smith, Senior Pastor
It may sound simple, but our pastor, Brad Smith, bases his work in ministry around this mantra.
A native North Carolinian, Brad came to TMBC in June 2015. He was born and raised in Fayetteville, with parents who he describes as “role models in every sense of the term.” After graduating from Appalachian State University, Brad pursued his childhood dream of becoming a police officer. He worked with the Fayetteville Police Department as a patrol officer after graduating with honors from the NC Justice Academy. It was during this time he was tapped by Mt. Pisgah to serve as their part-time Youth Minister. His professions of officer and minister often collided in the living rooms of families receiving death notifications and in impromptu parking lot bible studies with fellow officers during holiday shifts. It seemed no matter where Brad went, the tug of ministry followed.
Brad enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at Campbell University. Upon entering school full-time, Brad was presented with a Youth Ministry opportunity at First Baptist Fayetteville and served that congregation while completing graduate school. Upon graduation, Brad was selected for the CBF ministerial residency program and moved with his family to Wilmington, North Carolina to serve as the Assistant Pastor of First Baptist Wilmington. As his residency grew near its end, Brad began discerning where God would use him next. During this season of prayer and discernment, Brad accepted the call to become senior pastor of Rosalind Hills Baptist (RHBC) in Roanoke, Virginia.
Brad and his wife, Jamie, met while both worked at the Fayetteville Police Department. They have two children, Alex and Brooklyn.
Currently, Brad is a member of the Board of Ministers at Campbell University, is a volunteer chaplain with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, certified congregational coach and is vice president of CareNet Counseling East board.
Dr. Andy Roby, Associate Pastor: Minister of Music and Worship Arts
Rev. Abbi D. Mullens, Associate Pastor, Minister of Families, Formation, and Community Engagement
Abbi served as the Children’s Ministry Director at First Baptist Goldsboro and was the resident chaplain for freshmen women at Campbell University. Before coming to TMBC she served at Campbell as the Community Engagement Coordinator.
Abbi enjoys spending time with her husband, Daniel Mullens, and is a lover of all things Wolfpack, Atlanta Braves, and Seattle Seahawks.
Kay Godwin, Director of the Weekday Preschool
Kay has completed her certification in Preschool and Children’s ministry from Campbell University Divinity School to round out a Masters in Human Development and Psychological Counseling from Appalachian State University, a Masters in Library Science from East Carolina University as well as a BSBA in Business Administration.
With a passion for children, she stepped into a staff position in August 2001 as the Interim Director of the Weekday Preschool. In 2003, she moved into the role of Children’s Ministry Director overseeing the weekday program and the children’s ministry of the church. With both programs continuing to grow at a rapid pace, she returned to the position as Weekday Director in Jan 2007.
Prior to joining the TMBC staff, Kay worked in the public schools as a media coordinator for three years and worked at East Carolina University in student life for 7 years. When not doing church work, Kay enjoys scrapbooking, reading, and working in the yard.
Fran Wilson, Pianist
Fran taught school 33 years in Pitt County and is now retired. As accompanist, she was part of Adoration, which performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall. Presently, she accompanies the Greenville Choral Society’s Chamber Choral and the Children’s Chorus, the chorus at Hope Middle School, and the Chancel Choir at The Memorial Baptist Church. Her family consists of her husband, John; children, Sharon and Ben; and grandsons, Caleb and Chip.
Sandro Silva, Organist
Sandro holds the Bachelor of Music Degree in piano performance from Unicsul in São Paulo, and a specialized certificate in collaborative piano from the Brazilian Conservatory of Music in Rio de Janeiro. He has traveled extensively in the United States and internationally, performing and studying with highly respected organists.
In the future, Sandro plans to enter the Master of Music Degree program in Sacred Music and Organ at East Carolina University, studying with Dr. Andrew Scanlon.
Sandro’s email – firstname.lastname@example.org