North Topsail Shores Bapt. Church
Thursday, July 25, 2024
Loving, Learning, Living


Senior Pastor/Preaching and Teaching
Dwayne was born in 1957 and was raised by their grandparents in Northeastern Georgia. After graduation from high school, Dwayne enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. and served four years. During his tour of duty at Camp Lejeune NC, he met and married Jeanne who not only won his heart but also won him to faith in Jesus Christ. Following his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, the couple moved to Sylva, NC and entered Western Carolina University where they both completed undergraduate degrees.
Following graduation from WCU Dwayne was accepted into Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. During their time in Seminary, Dwayne served as Associate Pastor of Riverview Baptist Church in Fort Worth Texas responsible for youth and evangelism ministry. Both he and Jeanne also served as Summer Missionaries at Possum Kingdom Lake in charge of children’s ministries and personal evangelism.
After earning his Master of Divinity degree in 1988 Dwayne received a call by the mission on Topsail Island which would become North Topsail Shores Baptist Church. The Lord in His grace and love has blessed Dwayne and Jeanne with the opportunity to see God’s awesome power in bringing people to Himself and growing His Church. God has also blessed Dwayne and Jeanne with two wonderful children; Joel and Jeanne Marie, an awesome daughter-in-law; Stephanie and three fantastic grandchildren: Jude, Charlotte, Ruthelle, and Jonathan.

Associate Pastor / Discipleship
Bradley was born in Oakboro NC. Following High School, he joined the US Marine Corps in 1999. After multiple duty stations and deployments, he retired in 2019. He met his wife Ashley in high school, and they were married in 1999. They are blessed with two beautiful girls, Kaylee and Emma.
Bradley was saved at an early age. His family joined North Topsail Shores Baptist Church in 2012 where he was ordained as a Deacon in 2015. In 2016 he was called into ministry and was licensed and ordained into the Gospel Ministry in March of 2017. He currently serves North Topsail Shores Baptist Church as the Associate Pastor and is pursuing a ministry degree through Liberty University.