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Meet Our Staff

Dr. Bill Slater

Senior Pastor

Bill Slater has been the Senior Pastor at Wake Forest Baptist Church since 2005. He received his B.A. from the University of Richmond, his Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also certified in Spiritual Direction through Fuller Theological Seminary. Bill is married to Kathy, who is a special education teacher at Jones Dairy Elementary. They have two daughters, Kelly and Paige and two granddaughters, Chloe and Maggie.

Rev. Ryan Wilson

Minister of Spiritual Formation & Administration

Ryan Wilson joined the Wake Forest Baptist staff in 2020.  He graduated from Furman University and then earned his Master of Divinity in Global Christianity from the McAfee School of Theology.  Ryan is married to Mia and they have two children, Bates and Elsie.

Rev. Bryant Moxley

Minister of Music & Worship

Bryant Moxley joined the Wake Forest Baptist staff in 2014.  He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.  Bryant is married to Lisa and they have two daughters and one son-in-law:   Anna, Sarah Grace Moxley-White and husband Adam.

Rev. Mary Langley

Minister of Children & Families

Mary Langley joined the Wake Forest Baptist staff in 2018.  She graduated from Gardner-Webb University and then earned her Master of Divinity in Christian Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Mary is married to Mike and they have two daughters and one son-in-law, Michaela, Rachel Langley-Peters, and Stephen Peters.

Rev. Leah Harlow

Minister of Youth & Missions

Leah Harlow joined the Wake Forest Baptist staff in 2017.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Christian Studies at Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia.  She received her Masters of Christian Leadership from John Leland Seminary in Arlington, Virginia.  Leah married her high school sweetheart, Cory and they have four children, Eliana, Naomi, Isaac, and Lucas.

Dr. Jeanine Skinner

Organist

 

Denise Stinson

Administrative Assistant

Denise Stinson joined the Wake Forest Baptist staff in 2005 as the Administrative Assistant. She always has a smile on her face and keeps the office running smoothly while serving the ministers and members.  Denise is married to Tom and they have two children, Ashley and Steven.

Johnna Matthews

Communications Specialist

Johnna Matthews joined the Wake Forest Baptist staff in 2013 as the Communications Specialist. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Communications.  She is responsible for internal and external publications as well as the website, social media, and whatever else comes up.  Johnna is married to Justin and they have two children, Jackson and Jillian.

Linda Lang

Financial Secretary

Linda Lang has been at Wake Forest Baptist Church since 1999, serving as our Financial Secretary.  She graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Accounting and later became a licensed CPA.  Linda is married to Dean and they have two daughters, Chloe and Jessica.

Rodney Davis

Head Custodian

Rodney Davis, a native of Wake Forest, serves as our head custodian along with his staff.  Rodney is married to Phyllis and they have three children, Rodney, Jr., Lisa, and Billy.  He and Phyllis also have three grandchildren.

Laura Wolfe

WEE Preschool Director

Laura Wolfe has been with Wake Forest Baptist Church WEECare Preschool since 2004, serving as Program Assistant and currently serves as the WEECare Director.  She is a graduate of Chowan University and East Carolina University.  Laura is married to Tom and they have three children, Thomas, Sawyer, and Anna.

Kennie Schwier

WEE Preschool Assistant Director

Kennie Schwier is the Program Assistant for the WEE Preschool after previously serving as a teacher assistant.  She is a native of Wake Forest and graduated from Appalachian State University.  Kennie is married to Dave and they have two sons, Jacob and Brady.