Rev. Ellen Strickland has been with Northwest since 2005. Ellen received her BA in Religion from Meredith College and taught middle school in her hometown of Jacksonville, NC. She received her M-Divinity. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2004, and was ordained by Northwest in 2006. Ellen has served as the Visitation Minister, the Minister of Spiritual Formation, and currently serves as our Community Minister. In May 2016 Ellen received her Doctorate of Ministry from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK.
Ellen is married to Rob Strickland. They have one son Matt; he, his wife Liz, and grand-dogs Loki and Nanook, live in Fuquay-Varina, NC.
Rev. Tony Brown joined Northwest in 2016 as our Congregational Minister. He has served churches in North Carolina for almost 30 years. Tony received his Master of Divinity and Master of Religious Education degrees from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Tony is married to Vonda; they have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys cycling, photography, and great movies!
Brent Jones is our Minister of Music. Brent studied Music Education at Appalachian State University. He served as the Music Director and VBS Director in his home church, Brims Grove Baptist in Westfield, NC, for many years. He was also manager at Brook Mays music. We are pleased that Brent has been sharing his many and varied talents with NWBC since 2008. Brent is married to Barbara, they have 3 grown children and 3 grand children.
Our Pastor Emeritus is Rev. Russell Wimmer. Russ was pastor at Northwest from 1982 – 1989.
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