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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  • Brad Paradis


    Brad has been serving as the Family Minister here at Green Pines since 2018. Brad was born and raised in California, received a bachelors degree from Boyce College in Louisville, KY in 2002 and completed a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC in 2007. Brad has served churches in California and North Carolina in various roles and been privileged to have men and women of great faith invest in him along the way. He hopes, in turn, to invest his faith in others. While living in Kentucky, he met the love of his life, Danielle. They have been married since 2000 and have twins named Abigail and Avery.  Brad has a deep passion for people to know and love God. He has a particular interest in the process of spiritual formation and how it is passes from one generation to the next. His curiosity drives a desire to learn new things. He gets excited to hear and see how people are growing in their faith and taking the good news of Jesus to their neighbors in love. Brad likes most things that involve other people but some of the things he enjoys most are exploring new places with his kids, eating a nice meal with some friends, an occasional round of golf or hearing his church family sing together each Sunday morning.

    To contact Brad please email: bparadis@greenpines.org 



    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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    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