Wake Missionary Baptist Association, Inc.

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Reverend Dr. Nathaniel Wood

Senior Pastor

New Providence MBC

Fuquay Varina, NC  27526


Moderator Nathaniel Wood has served as the Assistant to Reverend Dr. R.J. Manning at Shiloh Baptist Church, York, Pennsylvania Assistant Pastor to Reverend Dr. J. L. Morgan, First Calvary Baptist Church, Sanford, North Carolina; and as Pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Moncure, North Carolina. For the past 20 years, Dr. Wood has been the Senior Pastor of New Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Dr. Wood is committed to and continues the ongoing study of theology religion, philosophy and the Bible and has received degrees from:  Carolina Bible College, Fayetteville, North Carolina;  Shaw University, Raleigh North Carolina;  Florida Bible College, Hollywood, Florida; Manna Bible Institute,  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Andersonville Baptist Seminary; Camilla, Georgia; Anderson Baptist Seminary,  Camilla, Georgia;  St. Thomas Christian College, Jacksonville, Florida, conferred a Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree.  He has a commitment to the pursuit of excellence to the practice of holistic ministry and has a visionary passion for kingdom building.  

Reverend Dr. G. A. Jones

Senior Pastor

Faith MBC

Raleigh, North Carolina 27603


Reverend Dr. James S. Utley

Senior Pastor

Malaby's Crossroad MBC

Knightdale, North Carolina 27545


Our Moderators

First-Vice Moderator Kirby Jones began the White Stone Bible Fellowship in 1998, which later became White Stone Community Church, where he served as Pastor for three years.  For the past 17 years, he has served as the Senior Pastor of Williams Grove Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina.   His current studies include pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois.  Reverend Jones is a published author and the Founder and now Executive Director of The Daniel Center for Math and Science - a non-profit organization that seeks to narrow the education gap for at-risk youth, specifically in math, science and technology.  

Second-Vice Moderator G.A. Jones' ministerial career includes pastorates at Elevation Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina; Wake Chapel Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina; and St. Paul Baptist Church, St. Albans, West Virginia.  For the past 19 years, he has served as the Senior Pastor of Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina.  His studies have accomplished:  Bachelor Arts Degree,  St. Augustine‚Äôs College, Raleigh, North Carolina; Master of Divinity Degree, Southeastern Baptist Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina; Doctor of Ministry Degree, Trinity Theological Seminary Newburgh, Indiana.  Dr. Jones is a published author and is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Augustine's University, Raleigh, North Carolina.    


First-Vice Moderator 

Reverend Kirby Jones

Senior Pastor

Williams Grove Baptist Church

Raleigh, North Carolina 27610


Second-Vice Moderator 

Third-Vice Moderator 

Fourth-Vice Moderator 

Reverend Joyce Pulley-Hinton

Senior Pastor

Loving Word MBC

Raleigh, North Carolina 27610


Third-Vice Moderator Reverend Dr. James S. Utley began his ministerial journey by serving and supporting the auxiliaries of First Cosmopolitan MBC and the leadership of and tutelage of Reverend Dr. W. B. Lewis.  Dr. Utley holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and Philosophy from, and also received his Master of Divinity Degree from, Shaw University Divinity School. He received a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio,  For the past 18 years, he has served as the Senior Pastor at Malaby's Crossroad MBC, Knightdale, North Carolina,  where he continues to nurture spiritual and intellectual growth, develop effective leadership, and provide resources that promote community development.

Fourth-Vice Moderator Joyce Pulley-Hinton has eight years as an Associate Minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend P. R. Jones.  Reverend Hinton is the  founding visionary Pastor of Loving Word Missionary Baptist Church of Raleigh, North Carolina, which opened its doors February 3, 2002. An honor graduate of Shaw University, she recently celebrated 16 years in Ministry.      




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