Redemption Church believes in a biblical plurality of elders (also called pastors), co-laboring together to shepherd God's people as servants of the Great Shepherd, Jesus Christ.

  • justin deeter - lead teaching pastor

    Justin Deeter is the Founding and Lead Pastor of Redemption Church. Justin is married to his wife Kaitlyn and has three children: Jude, Ellie Grace, and Lucy. Justin graduated from Charleston Southern University with a BA in Religion before completing his Masters of Divinity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Pastor Justin completed his Ph.D. in historical theology from SEBTS in May 2020.

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  • josue gomes - associate pastor

    Pastor Josue serves as the Associate Pastor of Redemption Church. He has been married to his wife, Brittany, since May 2016. They have no children as of yet. Josue holds a BA in Languages from a Federal University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, his country of origin. He completed his Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry and Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC in May 2021. Other than the Bible, Josue loves to read theology and fantasy, go on walks with his wife, play chess, and spend time with family. 

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  • tim dale - lay elder

    Pastor Tim has been married to his wife and best friend Carol for 50 years and they are blessed with 2 married children and 8 wonderful grandchildren! He is retired from a long career with BB&T and has been part of the first group of Redemption Elders. Besides time with the grandkids, Tim enjoys reading theology, discipling men, golf, and UNC sports, especially basketball.

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  • james wiggins - lay elder

    Pastor James is a founding member and serves as a lay Elder at Redemption Church. He has been married to his wife, Donna, since 1983, and they have two adult children. He spent the past 40 years in the corporate world working in the USA, Brazil, Asia and Europe. He is now semi-retired and enjoys time in the garden and his workshop.

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  • steve stancil - lay elder

    Pastor Steve serves as a lay elder and is one of the founding members of Redemption Church. Steve is from Wilson, having graduated from Fike High School. He served four years in the Navy and attended Wilson Community College studying business. He is married to Karen, from Beaufort, NC and has been married since 1978. He is the owner of the Pizza Inn restaurant in Rocky Mount, NC. They have two children, Jonathan and Stephanie. Steve enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren, traveling, and mission work with Baptist on Mission Disaster Relief.

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  • jimmy foxx - lay elder

    Pastor Jimmy was born and reared in the western part of North Carolina. He came to the eastern part of the state to attend NC State in 1969 and never returned west. He met his wife Kay while attending State. In August 2022 they will celebrate 51 years of marriage. They have a son and a daughter both married. They now have four granddaughters. Jimmy is retired from a 30 year career at SPC where he was the sheet metal fabrication division manager. He has been involved in several new church starts through the years and has served in number of roles within the church including deacon and building boards. He also spent many years as a member of the North Carolina Baptist Men's disaster relief team. He and Kay are very proud and excited to be a part of the vision of Redemption Church as founding members and to have the honor as serving as an Elder.

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  • brian gamble - lay elder

    Pastor Brian was born and raised in Shelby, NC. He earned his pharmacy degree at Wingate University and works for Realo Discount Drugs in Wilson.  Brian has been married to his wonderful wife Ginger for 10 years! They spend much of their free time trying to keep up with their two energetic young daughters. Brian enjoys playing golf, board games, and all types of sports. He and Ginger also enjoy traveling to new places and seeing all that God has made!

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  • justin eldridge - lay elder

    Pastor Justin serves as a lay elder to Redemption Church. He is married to his wife Meagan and they have two children Glenn and Susie. Justin and Meagan grew up in Wilson and were high school sweethearts. They enjoy spending time with their kids usually at the lake, beach, or the mountains of NC.

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  • chris garnett - PASTORAL ASSISTANT & worship leader

    Chris serves as the Pastoral Assistant and Worship Leader of Redemption Church. He has been married to his wife, Kayla, since January 2016, and they have two children, Emersyn and Ryton. Chris received his BA in Christian Studies with a Minor in Pastoral Ministry from the College at Southeastern, and completed his Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in December 2020. While Chris certainly enjoys music, he loves spending time with his family, drinking coffee, and exploring new places.

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servant leaders

Redemption Church's deacons go by the title "Servant Leader" to avoid misunderstanding in applying the term deacon to both men and women. To learn more about Redemption's position on the office of deacon, click here.

  • Chelsey Thomas

    Servant Leader of Hospitality

  • Jamie thomas

    Servant Leader of Hospitality

  • glenna lamphere

    Servant Leader of Children's Ministry


    Servant Leader of Women's Ministry

  • suzie overholt

    Servant Leader of Fellowship Events