Gary is our senior pastor. Our church began as a small group meeting in his living room and launched in January 1992. Gary grew up in Bristol, Virginia. After earning a B.A. in Music from Radford University, he worked twelve years in the corporate world. He left his job in 1991 to answer God’s call to ministry. He attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he graduated with a M.Div. with Biblical Languages. Gary and his wife, Robin, have three married children and eight grandchildren.
Pastor of Administration and Children
Jonathan began working full-time for Wilson Community Church in 2012 after 14 years in the IT industry. His family moved to Wilson and began attending WCC in 2007. Jonathan oversees our Children’s Ministry, technology and finances.
Pastor of Worship
Stephen attended East Carolina University, where he received a BA in Music and Liberty University, where he received a M.A. in Worship Leadership. He has been serving with WCC since July of 2005. Stephen has a passion for song-writing, leading worship, and discipling young believers. He oversees our worship teams and is also our graphic designer. Follow his music at www.stephenacombs.com.
Lead Pastor, Rocky Mount campus
Jonathan leads our Rocky Mount campus, Eastgate Community Church. He and his family moved to Rocky Mount in 2015 to plant Eastgate after graduating from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and working as an associate pastor in Greenville, NC for a year. Jonathan is a native of Wilson, NC and is married to Nicole. They have 4 children.
Cindy became our financial secretary in 2020. She is an Air Force veteran and has experience in IT and bookkeeping for several companies and churches. Cindy and her husband Mike began attending WCC in 2010 and have two grown children.
Robin is our church secretary and the face of the church office during the week. She’s been on the journey with Pastor Gary since the founding of WCC in 1991.
Randy was born in Southern California where he was raised and also where he encountered Jesus. He and his wife Jennifer have two boys. Randy’s passion is to help others encounter Jesus. Randy leads one of our Community Groups and our Men’s Ministry.
Mike oversees our Community Groups and Life on Life Discipleship and is a member of the WCC preaching team. Mike served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years and is currently a professional pilot.
Mike and his wife Cindy began attending WCC in 2010 and have two grown children.
Betty oversees our Women’s Ministry at WCC. She is originally from Northern Illinois and currently works for Emco Wheaton as the Marketing Services Manager. She has been attending WCC for over 20 years.
Stephen grew up through the youth ministry at WCC and has been involved in youth leadership since 2012. He and his wife Mary Weldon have 1 child.
Building and Project Manager
Tim oversees our building and grounds and leads various projects and events for WCC. He and his wife Evelyn have been attending WCC since 2001 and have 3 children.
Guest Services and Outreach
Jeff oversees our Guest Services team and special outreach events. Jeff and his wife Kate have been attending WCC since 2013 with their two daughters.