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Pastor & Staff


Our pastor and staff are committed to spreading the Gospel because we believe God’s Word is able to transform and empower all who believe. Get in touch with our church staff and let us know how we can serve you.


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Pastor Bankole Akinbinu

Pastor Akinbinu stands on the promise of Philippians 1:6

“He that hath begun a good work in you is faithful to perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”


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Church Staff

Rev. Reggie Wise

Minister of Discipleship

Rev. Reggie is a native of Florida.  He is a recent graduate of Duke University School of Divinity and was a young adult minister.  Min. Reggie love working out and traveling and his favorite sports teams are the Miami Hurricanes, Dolphins and Heat!

Katrina Tatum

Director of Ministries

Katrina is a proud wife and mother and brings over 20 years of corporate experience in the areas of project/risk/change management both domestically and internationally.  She loves reading/writing and decorating and she used to be a mechanic!

Min. Cynthia Jacko-Wise

Outreach Coordinator

With a Master’s in Divinity and Counseling, Min. Cynthia is passionate about holistic health in the community and making resources equally accessible to all. She’s married to her seminary sweetheart, Rev. Reggie Wise. They have one furry son, Pooh Bear Honeycomb Wise. This Louisiana native enjoys learning and educating others about natural hair care and eating crabs!

Rev. Micah Thomas

Minister of Media

Rev. Micah is a graduate of Duke Divinity and loves spending time with his wife and son.  When he is not at work or spending time with family, you can find him in the gym or growing his creative design agency.

Julius Petway

Minister of Worship

Music ministry is my calling to help advance Kingdom building through an authentic worship experience.  I look forward to serving at BGC because of the Pastor’s vision and genuine spirit.  In my spare time I love family time with my wife and children (Jewel and Zamar).

Deacon Sylvia Jones

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Sylvia is a former high school Physical Education Teacher and Coach, Camp Leader and community mentor.  She loves working with young people.  Her favorite candy is Peanut M&M’s.

Elvira Howell

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Elvira enjoys sharing her gift of helping others. She also loves spending quality time with her two grandchildren, Laila and Riyen, and her grand-dog, Cairo.

Lori Aboulmouna

Church Administrator and Communications Specialist

Lori is an Alaska native, but calls the DMV her home.  She is a graduate of Morgan State University with a degree in Psychology.  She loves to serve and encourage others.  She enjoys reading and spending quality time with family. Her favorite team is the SF 49ers!

Abby Rodebaugh

Media Specialist

Abigail (“Abby”) is a graduate of ECU where she studied Digital Film and Video Production.  With experience and a passion for media production, she is excited to spread the Gospel through her employment at BGC.   In Abby’s spare time she loves to snow ski and would love to be on ski patrol!

Rochelle Woodson

Finance Administrator

Rochelle is the youngest of three siblings and she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Sandy Stuart

Office Assistant

Sandy enjoys the opportunity to meet and serve members of the congregation.  She is originally from New York and loves to spend time with her family at the beach!

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