meet the staff

Josh Phillips

Senior Pastor

Josh came to Memorial in January of 2015.  Prior to coming to Memorial Josh served almost 11 years at Cherry Grove Baptist Church.  Josh is married to Tracy and together they have two boys, Will and Lawson.  Josh has received a Bachelor of Science from Wingate University, a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing his doctorate from Covington Theological Seminary.  Josh enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, being outdoors, working out, and pulling for the UNC Tarheels.

Richard Alexander

Pastor of Music and Senior Adults

Richard has been serving in the ministry since he was 18 years old. He has had the privilege of serving in churches in both Florida and North Carolina. He and his wife Suellen have been married since 1993 and have two wonderful children Lea and Blake. Richard serves here at Memorial as our Minister of Music and Senior Adults.

Sean Griffin

Pastor of Youth and Families

Sean has been involved in student ministry since he graduated from high school. Before coming to Memorial, Sean served as a youth pastor on the coast of North Carolina. Sean and his wife Tiffany have been married since 2007 and have 3 children- Miles, Cora and Judah. Sean received his Bachelor of Science degree in Religion from Liberty University.

Tracy Phillips

Director of Children’s Ministries

Tracy graduated from Wingate University with a Bachelors Degree in Human Services with a minor in Sociology.  She has completed several courses at the Children’s Ministry Institute in Warrenton, Missouri.  She served as the Assistant Director of the Child Development Center at First Baptist North Myrtle Beach.  She then spent four years as the Assistant Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship of the Greater Pee Dee.  In 2007, Tracy joined the staff of Cherry Grove Baptist Church as the Director of Student Ministries where she served until moving to Albemarle.  Tracy is also a proud homeschool mom to her boys, Will and Lawson.

Marshall Honeycutt

Pastoral Care

Marshall was born in High Point, NC.  He lived in Jamestown most of his younger life.  He moved to Greensboro where he graduated high school.  After graduating from high school he joined the US Coast Guard.  After returning home, he became a professional musician for the next 25 years playing country and gospel music.  After a lot of prayers from his mother, he accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in 1970.  For years he served as a Sunday School teacher and participated in visitation groups.  In 2002 while attending Clifton Road Baptist Church, God called him into ministry to serve in the area of Pastoral Care.  Marshall has successfully attended classes through Cone Hospital Pastoral Care.  He and his wife Evelyn joined Memorial Baptist Church and he joined the ministry staff.  Marshall is grateful for the love and support that he receives from his church family.

Sandra Turner

Church Financial Secretary

In May of 2015 Sandra completed 34 years of service at Memorial.  She has had the opportunity to know many of the generations that moved this church from a dream to a reality.  Many secretaries prefer to serve and worship in different places.  However, for Sandra she cannot imagine serving and worshipping anywhere other than right here at Memorial.  It has been an honor and a joy for her to serve in the many years that she has served.  She and her husband Sam are actively involved in many areas of service at Memorial.  Serving here at Memorial has been one of the greatest joys in Sandra’s life.

Bobbie Hatley

Custodial Services

Bobbie has been a member of Memorial since 1991.  Bobbie describes Memorial as a wonderful place to raise a family.  Over the past years she has enjoyed watching her two daughters, Carrie and Taylor, grow up at Memorial.  For over 23 years Memorial has been blessed to have Bobbie take care of the custodial services.

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