Meet Our Staff

  • Dr. Scott kellum interim Pastor

    Scott received his PhD from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) where he currently serves as a professor of New Testament and Greek. Scott's published works include:

  • Zach Brackett youth and communications PASTOR

    Zach was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. He attended Christopher Newport University where Zach received his BA in Communication with a Minor in Leadership. He graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where Zach received a Master's of Divinity in Christian Ministry. Zach has been on staff at Wendell Baptist Church since 2011 fulfilling a long time calling to ministry that God placed on his life at the young age of thirteen. Zach is married to Melody and they have one son, Dawson, and one daughter, Selah. Zach enjoys NASCAR, all types of music, playing paintball, and spending time with his students and family.

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  • Melody Brackett Music Minister

    Melody Brackett grew up as an Air Force brat and has lived and traveled all over the globe. She attended Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA where she obtained a BA in Musical Theater with a minor in Dance. She is married to Zach and has one son, Dawson, and one daughter, Selah. Melody earned a Masters in Church Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and received the prestigious Peter Blanco Music Award for excellence in both academics and vocal performance. Melody has also taught voice and piano privately as well as at Southeastern Seminary. Melody is also the co-founder of an online community dedicated to helping women 'Live Life Greater'.

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  • Jake Barnett children's pastor

    Jake was born and raised in Seaford Virginia where he lived for 22 years until moving to Wake Forest, NC. He is enrolled at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with a minor in Student Ministry. Jake says he knew the Lord called him to ministry at a young age when his mother caught him baptizing his stuffed animals in her bathroom. He feels honored that the Lord has called him to serve students of all ages and to teach them about Christ and His love for them.

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  • Stacey Salazar MUSIC ministry intern

    Stacey was born in Princeton, New Jersey but grew up in the town of Zebulon. She has been part of the Wendell Baptist family her whole life and is now enjoying serving as a youth intern primarily leading and discipling young female students. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Worship Ministry with a minor in Music at the College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Stacey is known to have a heart for many things, but she can mainly be thought of as an enthusiast of music, children, youth, the church, coffee, and ice cream.

  • Edwin Euceda pastor of Hispanic Ministries

    Edwin is married to his beautiful bride, Galenia, and has one daughter, Nicole. A native Honduran he moved to the United States of America in 1992 and received the Lord Jesus Christ in 2008. Edwin completed his ministerial studies at the Campbell University Divinity School in 2014. His favorite thing to do in his free time is to spend time with his family.

  • Sandy Townsend Secretary

    Sandy grew up in Wendell. After graduating from NCSU, she and her former husband, a Park Ranger, lived in National Park Service areas in several states. She has two married sons and 4 grandchildren and became a member and secretary at Wendell Baptist Church in 1999.

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  • Wynette Wilson pianist

    Wynette was born in Raleigh, NC, and after high school, attended Meredith College and Campbell University. While at Campbell, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. Wynette has three adult sons, David, Daniel & Drew Jackson and is married to Thomas Wilson. In addition to working at WBC, Wynette is a public school music teacher with National Board Certification in Early and Middle Childhood Music, and has earned her Master's Degree in Music Education from East Carolina University.