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
Andrew Roby, D.M.A., has served as TMBC’s Associate Pastor for Music and Worship Arts since October 2017. Previously, he served as Minister of Music for First Baptist Church, Shelby, North Carolina for over sixteen years, and adjunct faculty member in the School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University. Andy has served in choral conducting positions in academic, church, and community settings since 1981. Academic appointments have included Asbury College, Shorter College (GA), and Union University. He has served in church music positions in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina. Andy serves as the conductor and artistic director the Greenville Choral Society’s Concert Choir. Previously, Andy directed the North Carolina Baptist Singers and Orchestra, an organization composed of approximately 160 church musicians from across the state.
Andy has conducted choirs or led choral techniques seminars across the southern and eastern United States, and internationally in Germany, The Netherlands, England, Brazil, Cuba, Belize, Trinidad, and Nicaragua. An active member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Andy currently serves on the Board of Directors as Past President of the North Carolina Chapter. He has presented sessions on choral music in the church at both state and regional conferences of ACDA, and has published articles in state and regional publications, as well as The Choral Journal, the official journal of ACDA.
Andy received his undergraduate degree from Union University (TN). His Master of Church Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees were awarded by The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, where he studied conducting with Dr. Milburn Price, past national president of ACDA, and Dr. John Dickson, currently the Director of Choral Activities at Louisiana State University (LSU). His vocal pedagogy studies were with Dr. Jay Wilkey.
Andy’s wife, Mary, is Assistant Director of Laupus Library on the Health Sciences Campus of East Carolina University. Their daughter Rachel and son-in-law Daniel live in Raleigh, along with Andy and Mary’s amazing granddaughters, Karis and Ava. Their son David,and daughter-in-law Margaret currently reside in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dr. Tyler Roach, Associate Pastor: Minister of Families, Formation, and Community Engagement
Dr. Tyler Roach grew up in Burlington, N.C. where his father was a longtime minister of music and his mother a kindergarten teacher. He graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in religion in May of 2004 and married Laura Campbell Roach the next month. They have been married now for 17 years. They spent their early years together working on Master of Divinity degrees from Campbell University Divinity School and then moved to Morganton, N.C. in 2010.
Dr. Roach have been on staff at the First Baptist Church of Morganton for 11 years. In their time here, the Roach family have had two girls, Ella (10) and Sophie (6). As a family they have come to enjoy being outside together. They love hiking, biking, singing, and watching movies. Their two dogs, Rocco(13) and Axel(1) keep them company during all this fun. Mrs. Laura Roach is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and chaplain and has spent the last seven years working in hospice care. Ella is in 4th grade and enjoys soccer, singing, friends and gathering everyone together. Sophie is in kindergarten and enjoys soccer and all things glamourous (high heels, make-up, and jewelry). Dr. Roach loves cars, dad jokes/puns, learning new things, road trips, movies, dog training, and watching creation work together. He enjoys making apple butter, ice cream, and pottery.
“Church and more importantly, faith, are what drive me. I believe that if we could take the golden rule more seriously, treating our neighbors how we want to be treated, we would have more people interested in the love of Jesus. Along those same lines is God’s call for us to do our best. Growing up in the church has given me a unique perspective as a church leader”.
“After a period of questioning, God gave me ears to hear and called me into the ministry at the age of 19. Youth and children’s ministry bring the unique opportunity of helping them, their parents, and the church start a journey of spiritual formation that can last a lifetime. For years, the church focused on programing that was event based and lacked spiritual formation. This left a generation of adults with a gap in their understanding of how God is still forming them until their journey on earth is complete. Youth and children can see the simplicity of faith in creation and how it reminds us that God is with us, all the time. The crunch of leaves under their feet reminds them, as the seasons change, that God is still in control. Most importantly, I love watching youth and children learn to embrace grace and mercy for themselves and others”
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Dr. Juan Carlos Cevallos, Pastor
Juan Carlos nació en Quito, Ecuador el 10 de octubre del 1954. Está casado con María Luisa y tienen dos hijos, Juan Carlos Jr. y Esteban. Además, tienen cinco nietos. Obtuvo su Ph.D. en Colombia, Sudamérica. Han podido servir como pastores en Venezuela, Ecuador y El Paso, Texas, durante 45 años. Si bien ha sido pastor, se ha desempeñado también como profesor en varios Seminarios y Universidades en Perú, Ecuador, Colombia, República Dominicana, México y Estados Unidos. Junto con su esposa, ha estado trabajando durante los últimos 22 años, en traducciones, ediciones y maquetación de innumerables libros, y también han escrito varias obras con énfasis en la preparación de miembros de iglesia, y libros académicos (como biblias de estudio y comentarios bíblicos). Dios ha usado a Juan Carlos para ser parte del equipo de traducción (griego y hebreo al español) de varias versiones de la Biblia (NVI, BTX y RVA-2015). También ha podido escribir varios libros, siendo el último el Interlineal Académico del Nuevo Testamento Griego-Español (Interlineal Greek Spanish. New Testament).
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 Silva joined the music ministry staff of The Memorial Baptist Church on January 1, 2019. He serves as the church organist and assists with other music ministry and worship arts activities within the church. Sandro moved to Greenville from São Paulo, Brazil, where he served as the organist for United Presbyterian Church and Liberty Baptist Church for more than two decades.
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.
Sandro is also an accomplished keyboard artist. He performs as a pianist, accompanist and organist and has traveled extensively in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, the United States, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and France. In recent years, he has been a guest organist and organ recitalist at churches in North Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, and Virginia.
Sandro recently graduated in May 2023 with a Master of Music Degree in Sacred Music and Organ performance at East Carolina University. His professors include Dr. David Arcus and Dr. Filippa Duke.
Em Troyan, Coordinator of Office Administration and Communications
Emily Troyan, who goes by Em, took the position of TMBC Coordinator of Office Administration and Communications in December of 2022. Raised in Grove City, Ohio, Em attended Capital University where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance with Musical Theatre & Opera emphasis. She served as the assistant director of Jackson Middle School’s “Spark of Class” show choir from 2018-2020. During that time, the group won several awards, including Overall Grand Champions: Middle School Division, Best Vocals, Best Choreography, and Best Combo.
Em and her husband Andy moved to Greenville in June of 2020, where Andy started a position as a Validation Engineer at Thermo Fisher Scientific. He now leads the Co-op program there. Since moving to Greenville, Em and Andy have enjoyed supporting local businesses and getting to know the community. They have adopted two dogs from the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina: Lucy (3) and Ziti (2). Em joined the Greenville Choral Society in January of 2022 and has since been able to participate in a number of wonderful performance opportunities, including the London premier of Kim Andre Arnesen’s TUVAYHUN- Beatitudes for a Wounded World. Em and Andy are now expecting their first child in July, 2023.
Kristi Woolard, Church Accountant
Kristi Woolard joined TMBC staff as our Church Accountant in May 2022. Kristi has over 10 years of experience in strategic sales, financial analysis and business accounting, in a variety of industries. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from East Carolina University and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Liberty University.
Kay Godwin, Director of Preschool
Kay Godwin and her husband, Tony, have been members of TMBC since 1987 and has worked with the Weekday Program since 2001. She is the mother of two boys, Adam and Michael.
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.