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.


    Contact Pastor Josh at josh@stoneycreekchurch.net

  • Associate Pastor

    Barry Williamson

    Pastor Barry was born in Eastern North Carolina and has been married to the love of his life, Lisa, for over 33 years. In addition to loving ministry, enjoying discipleship, and having a passion for God's glory, he enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, running, hiking in the mountains, water and snow skiing, and spending time with family and friends. 


    Pastor Barry joined our ministerial staff in April 2003. He pastored one other delightful church before being led to Stoney Creek. He is an alumni of 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 currently serves as Moderator of the Central Conference and Treasurer of the Ministerial Association. His responsibilities at SCC include visitation, oversight of Elevation Adult Ministries (50+), adult Sunday School, preaching, teaching and counseling. 


    His love for the Lord and his ability to connect and relate to people makes him a great asset to Stoney Creek. Pastor Barry and Lisa have a son, David, at NCSU in Raleigh, a daughter, Hannah, at UNC Chapel Hill, and a son, Daniel, at App State in Boone--and two spoiled rescue dogs--Archie and Chewie. 


    Contact Pastor Barry at barryw@stoneycreekchurch.net

  • 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. 


    Contact Pastor Anderson at anderson@stoneycreekchurch.net

  • 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.


    Contact Lynn at lynn@stoneycreekchurch.net

  • 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.


    Contact Mary Beth at Marybeth@stoneycreekchurch.net

  • 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. 


    Contact Steve at steve@stoneycreekchurch.net