OUR staff is here to serve you

Our staff realizes that our work goes beyond the average job. We are called to ministry and although challenging at times, there is no better place to be when God has placed you there! We seek to fulfill our duties, but also to help meet the needs of those around us. If we can be of help to you by answering questions, joining you in prayer for a special need or simply be a listening ear, we are here to bless you as God has blessed us!

  • senior pastor

    Josh Whitfield

    Josh Whitfield was born and raised in Southern Wayne County, just outside of Mount Olive in the Indian Springs township. Before his calling to ministry, he graduated from NC State University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He accepted the call to pastoral ministry in the Spring of 2006 and began seminary that fall. He graduated with a Master of Divinity degree with distinction in 2010 and with a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2017, both from Campbell University Divinity School. He completed a Clinical Pastoral Education chaplain residency program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in 2018.

    Josh has been privileged to serve the Original Free Will Baptist denomination on the Convention Executive committee and on the Executive Committee for the Ministerial Association. Prior to becoming the Senior Pastor at Stoney Creek, he served three other churches in Eastern North Carolina in pastoral and interim roles. He married his Cragmont sweetheart Allison in 2003 and they have 2 children, Jack and Abby, a dog named Spencer and a hamster named Twinkie. As an Eagle Scout, he volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America and spends time camping with his son. He loves watching his daughter dance and play the piano. In his spare time, he enjoys a good book, yardwork, and playing golf.

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  • Associate Pastor, Congregational Care and Discipleship

    Barry Williamson

    Pastor Barry was born in North Carolina and has been married to the love of his life, Lisa, for over 34 years. He and his family lived in South Carolina and Kentucky before moving back to NC.  In addition to loving pastoral ministry, discipleship and short-term missions, he enjoys riding his Harley, exploring as many of our nation's 63 national parks as possible, hiking, skiing, and spending time with family and friends. 

    Pastor Barry joined our ministerial staff in April 2003. He pastored one other Baptist church prior to being led to Stoney Creek. He is an alumni of East Carolina University, the University of Mount Olive, Columbia International University in Columbia, SC and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He has served on numerous boards and committees in our denomination and community and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the OFWB Ministerial Association and on the boards of the Salvation Army of Goldsboro and Where Love Abounds--a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on bringing food to the hungry, freedom to the enslaved, and faith to the unbelieving. He most recently served as Moderator of the Central Conference of OFWB. 


    His responsibilities at Stoney Creek include--but are not limited to--visitation, oversight of Elevation Adult Ministries (Adults 50+), preaching, teaching and counseling. His love for the Lord and his ability to connect with and relate to people is evident as you spend time with him. Pastor Barry and Lisa have a son, David, in his last semester at NCSU in Raleigh; a daughter, Hannah, a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill; and a son, Daniel, at App State in Boone; and two semi-spoiled rescue dogs, Archie and Chewie. 

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  • Associate Pastor of Students

    Anderson Barnes

    Pastor Anderson was born and raised in Pikeville, North Carolina. He was licensed to preach at the age of 18 in 2010, he was ordained out of the Western Conference in 2013. Pastor Anderson has served in two churches during his ministry before coming to Stoney Creek. He served as youth pastor at Antioch Church in Pikeville, NC for 2 years during college and then served as Senior Pastor of New Sandy Hill Church in Bailey, NC for 5 years. 

    Pastor Anderson is married to Danielle who teaches 2nd grade with Wayne County Public Schools. They have twin daughters Emma Claire and Sophia Grace who were born April 2017. Pastor Anderson is passionate about reaching the students of Stoney Creek Church and the community. 

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  • Associate Pastor of children

    trey millard

    Pastor Trey was born and raised in Pikeville, North Carolina. After receiving a call into ministry while in college, he graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy & Religion while also receiving his license to minister; he then received a Master of Theology Degree and a Master of Arts Degree in History, both from Liberty University. Prior to coming to Stoney Creek Church, Pastor Trey served as both a Youth Pastor and a Children’s Pastor for nearly 7 years. In addition to his service in both full-time and part-time ministry, he has also taught high school history for Wayne County Public Schools.


    Pastor Trey is married to his lovely wife Hannah, a former elementary school teacher and now loving mother of their son Gavin; they also have a sweet dog named Nala. In addition to being a big sports fan, he also loves the outdoors, music, and enjoys playing games. Pastor Trey is passionate about the Lord, family, and helping kids develop and grow in their personal relationship with God. 

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  • Administrative Assistance & Financial Secretary

    Lynn thaxton

    Lynn is in the office daily to help you any time with almost any thing. She has worked at Stoney Creek for 23 years and has one son, Travis, who is her pride and joy! She is an active member of the Crusaders for Christ Class and also enjoys helping with the Senior Adult Committee, leading our Primetimers.

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  • Administrative Coordinator for Communications

    Mary Beth Williams

    Mary Beth works part time in a variety of roles. She and her husband, Dean, lead our YAMs (Young Adult Ministries) and she also oversees our Connect Ministry. You will often find her helping with CreeKidz, too. She loves spending time with her family: daughter Lauren & husband Jesse and three granddaughters, Ella, Alaina and Anna Beth; and son Eric and his wife Katie. Mary Beth has attended Stoney Creek for 30 years and has been on staff for 10 years.

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  • facilities manager

    Steve Pate

    We welcomed Steve to our staff in January 2020. You can tell he loves helping others as he is always busy making improvements and repairs all around campus. He and his wife, Vicky, are active members at Nahunta Friends Church and love the Lord. Steve loves to  spend time with his grandchildren and working with his horses. 

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