Meet Our Staff

  • Chris Hilliard senior Pastor

    Chris, age 48, and his wife, Elisabeth met at Columbia Bible College when they both received Bachelor of Science degrees with double majors in Bible and Youth Ministry. They were married in 2000. Chris is from Savannah, GA area while Elisabeth was raised in Roanoke Rapids, NC. The Hilliards have eight children.


  • Elisabeth Hilliard and Family

    The Hilliards have eight children, Jacob, Savannah, Elijah, Seth, Autumn, Lillian, Victoria and Amelia. 

  • Gary Ring  Youth Pastor

    Graduate from Appalachian Bible College in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministries/Greek. While involved in youth ministry, Gary pursued and completed a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary. After several years of youth ministry, Gary was called to serve as part of the Bible faculty for Appalachian Bible College. Gary is from the hills of Virginia while the mother of his children Gary has three daughters, Hannah, Rachel and Adysen.



  • Ring family

    Gary has three daughters, Hannah, Rachel, and Addison

  • Jennifer Spencer  Director of Children

    Jennifer has a BA in Elementary Education and has been a K-5th Grade teacher since December 2003. She is also a Girl Scout Leader and has been an instrumental leader with the Preschool children at WBC. Jennifer is married to Jason Spencer, and has a daughter Isabella. 

  • Sidney Baynes Music Director

    A lifelong resident of Wendell, Sidney began singing hymns in harmony with his Grandfather, siblings and cousins as a young boy. This began a lifelong interest in learning about, performing, and writing music. Sidney accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at age 13. He has been active in the Wendell Baptist Choir, Men’s Ensemble, and Worship Band and has co-written or written many songs for use in services at Wendell Baptist. A graduate of N.C. State University, Sidney is married to Farrah Baynes and the couple have two wonderful daughters, Anna Ruth and Julia.


  • 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.

  • Jennifer Price  Preschool Director

    From Knightdale NC. Attended Peace College in Raleigh and attained a BS in Psychology and a minor in business, After college I worked at SAS Montessori Preschool for 14 years.  I then became a stay at home mom after following the call to become a foster parent.  I served 5 years in the preschool as a teacher before becoming director in August 2021. I live in Zebulon with my six chidden and husband of 21 years.  We have been active members of Central Baptist Church in Wendell 13 years.

  • Sandy Townsend Secretary

    Sandy grew up in Wendell. After graduating from NCSU, she and her former husband, John, a National Park Ranger, lived in NPS areas in several states. Their son, Ian's (Susan) children are Matthew & Rhys; and son, Ryan's (Courtney) are James and Rylea. She moved back to Wendell in 1998 and became a member and secretary at Wendell Baptist Church in 1999. In 2019 she celebrated her 20th year as church secretary.

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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.