MEET OUR TEAM

Meet our staff and pastors. You can contact them by clicking the email link in their bio.

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DAYTON HARTMAN
LEAD PASTOR

Dayton’s passion is for the local church, discipleship, and evangelism. Dayton earned an M.A. of Global Apologetics from Liberty University, and a Ph.D. in Church and Dogma History from North-West University. He serves as an adjunct professor of church history for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Rocky Mount with his wife Rebekah, and his sons: Jude, Gavin, and Ransom. 

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TAYLOR MAINS
WORSHIP LEADER

Taylor is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He is also a student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Melissa, currently live in Wake Forest.

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LUKE BOONE
STAFF INTERN

Luke is a student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and serves with Redeemer Kids and our Rooted life group.

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ERIK HARRIS
LAY PASTOR

Erik is a native of Nash County. He longs to see his hometown of Rocky Mount transformed by the gospel. He has served the Rocky Mount community as an educator for 18 years. Erik earned the B.M. in music from East Carolina University, and is a part-time graduate student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Erik lives in Rocky Mount with his beautiful wife Jennifer, and his daughters Chloe and Corrie and his sons Caleb and Calvin.

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JESSIE ELLIS
FINANCIAL ADMIN

Jessie loves the gospel, seeing lives changed, and the city of Rocky Mount. Jessie earned B.S. in Accounting from North Carolina Wesleyan College and a B.S. in Finance from Appalachian State University. Jessie and her husband Keith live in Rocky Mount with their sons, Justin and Jonathan. 

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DANIEL TRIPP
STAFF INTERN

Daniel and his wife, Kristen, moved to Rocky Mount in May 2016. Daniel is a student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and serves with our Rooted life group and media team.

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JOSH WESTER
DIR. OF OPERATIONS

Josh and his wife McCaffity were both born and raised in Rocky Mount. Josh received a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Liberty University and a Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry from Southern Seminary. He also serves as the Research Assistant to the Director of Policy Studies with the ERLC. He lives in Rocky Mount with his wife McCaffity, and his son Jackson. 

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LEMANUEL WILLIAMS
STAFF INTERN

Manny is a student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as our Connections Director.

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