Staff

Baptist Grove Church

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.  Rev. Reggie loves working out and traveling and his favorite sports teams are the Miami Hurricanes, Dolphins and Heat! 

Suzette Aiken

Outreach Coordinator

Rev. Micah Thomas

Minister of Media

Rev. Micah is a graduate of Duke Divinity and loves spending time with his wife and son.  They are also foster parents and enjoy the dynamics of a crazy home full of children. When Micah 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

Julius is called to use music to help advance Kingdom building through an authentic worship experience.  Julius looks forward to serving at BGC because of the Pastor’s vision and genuine spirit.  In his spare time, Julius loves to spend family time with my wife and children (Jewel and Zamar).

 

Katrina Tatum

Director of Ministries

Katrina is a native of eastern North Carolina and resides in Wake Forest with her husband Russ, children, and dog Ink. She is pursuing her M.Div. at Campbell University Divinity School. She has a great passion for incorporating her formal training in the disciplines of Project, Change, Process, and Risk Management in helping churches develop healthy systems through her work as a consultant with Ministry Architects. In her free time she enjoys reading and spending time in nature

 

Lori Aboulmouna

Church Administrator & 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 a native of North Carolina and resides in Raleigh. She is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with a degree in Accounting.  She is a plant enthusiast, crafts junkie and an advocate for healthy living.  She enjoys volunteering and encouraging others. She believes that with God, all things are possible to them that believe.

Sandy Stuart

Office Assistant

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

 

Deacon Sylvia Jones

Youth Curriculum Specialist

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.

Kyndall Wrencher

Kids Ministry Administrator

Kyndall has a heart and passion for serving the youth ministry and witnessing a generation of young believers longing to learn more about Christ. She believes God’s word is the authority and His Spirit is the teacher. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Leadership at Carolina University. Kyndall is married to Conrad Wrencher of 16 years and has one son and two grandchildren. She enjoys traveling, eating great food, spending time with family and friends, reading and watching movies.

 

Tori McCracken

Children Ministry Curriculum & Creative Specialist

Tori McCracken is a mom of two (Pavel and Eli), a teacher of the Word, a performer since childhood, and a lover of Jesus! She has been in children’s/ youth ministry for the past nine years and is so incredibly excited and grateful to be a part of the family at Baptist Grove and to teach and learn with the amazing kids here! Along with her husband Sean, she’s an actress in her spare time. She attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy for Musical Theatre and went on to Grand Canyon University for Christian Studies with an emphasis in children/youth ministry. She loves enchiladas, ferrets, and her favorite color is yellow.

Ishmael Strickland

Youth Ministry Creative & Youth Worship Leader

Ishmael (Ish) is a graduate of East Carolina University where he studied Music and Education and is now a proud Camel pursuing an M.A. in Youth Ministry and Worship Ministry! You might find Ish at the local gym, out running with his German/Australian Shepherd, or biking on the nearest trail! Ish has a passion and calling for working with young people, discovering their gifts and talents, and finding creative ways to use their gifts to build God’s kingdom.

 

Marrilynn Johnson

Youth Ministry Administrator

In September 1998, under the mentorship of Minister Patricia Duncan of Shekinah Glory Ministry. Marrilynn began World Mission Bible College and in July 2002, she accepted the call of God in her life (Isaiah 61: 1-3).   Her love for both the saved and the lost, God moved her from World Mission to be active in her duties as a Minister in her community of Virginia with United Faith Christian Ministry in Feb. 2004 and was used prophetically on the Ministry team. In 2005, God opened a door for her to go back to school at North Carolina Central University where she received her Bachelor Degree 2010 in Criminal Justice Counseling.  Where she had an opportunity to do an internship at Fulton Juvenile Facility in Atlanta Georgia and it really confirmed why she long to be a part of inspiring as well as giving guidance to youth and their family.

  After receiving her degree Marrilynn relocated back to the Washington D.C. area where she continued her service with World Mission Ministry.  Until 2019 when God led her to Raleigh North Carolina where she joined Baptist Grove Church and completed her Master Degree program October 2021 for Youth and Family Ministry  at Grand Canyon University Phoenix AZ (online).

 

Min. Cynthia Jacko-Wise

Special Project 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!

 

 

Lewis Watson

Facility Manager