Lead Pastor

    Jarrod has been serving as Senior Pastor at Green Pines since 2005. He attended Appalachian State University receiving a degree in Communication where he met his wife Julie with whom he has four children: Molly, Karissa, Evan, and Canaan. Since earning a Master’s of Divinity Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, he has been faithfully spreading the Gospel through his gift of preaching here in Knightdale and on mission trips to other parts of the world. Jarrod’s ministry is characterized by a verse by verse teaching style of the Bible showing how God’s word is applicable in our lives today. His love of Christ and God’s word is evident as he teaches with passion each Sunday. He says, “It is my hope that God would be glorified by people who obey God because they trust God. They trust God because they know God. They know God because they have heard His word. They have heard His word because I teach His word.”
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    Chris is the Children’s Ministry Coordinator, but you will also see him singing in the choir. His love of the Lord shines through in his organization of the many children’s programs at Green Pines. He and his wife, Lisa, have two boys, and Lisa is very active in helping with the children’s ministries herself. Chris has been a part of our church community for many years and his love of the Lord and His people is obvious when you speak with him.
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    Tracey has had the role of administrative assistant since 2004. Originally from Raleigh, she graduated from Sanderson High School and then North Carolina State University with a degree in Business Management. She is married to Reymond and has two daughters, one step son and two grandsons with whom she enjoys spending her time. If trying situations arise, she still has a helpful, positive attitude and with her gift of service, you will see her serving in numerous places throughout the church.
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    Jennifer has a love of children and a caring heart as seen in her role as the Weekday Preschool Director. Jennifer, her husband Bruce and their four children have been part of our Green Pines family since 2012. Her gift of encouragement and willingness to serve provides for a loving and caring atmosphere that is evident in her favorite scriptures: Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.", and Mark 10:14:            " ... Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Jennifer can be reached at jsexton@greenpines.org



    Melissa has worked for Green Pines Baptist Church since 2014. She has been a member since 1999. She is a graduate of Barton College where she received her BFA in graphic design. She met her husband of 26 years, Teddy during college and has two teenagers daughters. She feels it is a true blessing to be able to use her gift of design for the ministry of the church. A verse that helps motivate her is 1 Cor. 15:58. Melissa can be reached at moneal@greenpines.org



    Gloria has been a member of Green Pines Baptist Church since July 2007. She graduated from Southern Nash High School in Bailey, NC and then attended Hardbargers Business College in Raleigh, NC. Gloria ministers thru the Cornerstones Senior Ministry and helps in many other areas throughout the church. Her favorite verse is "We love because HE first loved us." 1 John 4:19. Gloria can be contacted at gyoung@greenpines.org