Tom Wagoner | Lead Pastor
Tom Wagoner is the lead pastor of Central Baptist Church of Dunn, NC. His powerful preaching and down-home personality have made him a sought after speaker nationally. Originally from Winston-Salem, NC; he came to Christ at age 12 in 1972. God began speaking to his heart immediately about serving Him and he started preaching at the age of 16. In 1984, God called him to pastor a small group of people who were forming a church in the small town of Dunn. Over the past 25 years, God has blessed Central Baptist Church under his leadership to reach over 1000 in regular attendance. Pastor Wagoner also preaches in around 20 revival meetings throughout the country each year.
Tom met his wife, Teri, while the two were at Tennessee Temple University. They have been blessed with three children, Stephanie, Tiffany and Stephen. Stephanie is the Children’s Director at Calvary Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. Tiffany is married to Michael Smith, a businessman in Stedman, NC with two sons, Thomas and Justice. Stephen is in ministry in Greensboro. He and his wife Brooke have given the Wagoners three grandsons, twins Noah and Eli, Kanaan, and a granddaughter, Madelyn.
Cameron Cloud | Co-Pastor
Cameron was born in Bainbridge, Georgia where he was saved as a child. He began preaching as a teen and serving with his dad in ministry, travelling with his family in full-time evangelism. He most recently pastored Hatcher Baptist Church in Dillwyn, Virginia for over 20 years before following God’s call to join the staff at Central Baptist Church, where he will eventually take on the role of lead pastor. Cameron has also taught in various Bible colleges and seminaries for about 12 years.
He has been married to his wife Lynn for 27 years. They have two children: Will, who is a Junior at Liberty University, and Dylan, a sophomore in high school.
Darren Hughes | Administrative/ Worship Pastor
Growing up in a Christian family and under the influence of a preaching Grandpa in Thomasville, NC, Darren eventually traveled throughout the country singing Gospel music. After marrying Margy in 2003, the two settled in Dunn where God unexpectedly called them to CBC. They are blessed with two children, Sophia and Isaac. Learn more about their adoption journey here. He has earned a BS in Music from Tennessee Temple and Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University.
Darren’s primary areas of ministry are in Administration and Music and is passionate about encouraging the church to worship God by serving where He has gifted them. He leads the church in worship through choir and worship teams and is part of the music group, Butler, Hughes & Hayes.
James Neal | Education Pastor
Born and raised in Clearwater, Florida; James was blessed to be born into a Christian family receiving Christ as Savior at the age of 7. He went to Flagler College initially to become a business lawyer. God had another plan calling me into full-time ministry. After graduating from Flagler, James married his life-long friend Jenni and moved to North Carolina to go to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. During this time, he served as an intern for CBC. After graduating from Southeastern, he joined the staff as Minister of Education where he has served since 2005.
James also serves as the Judgement House© Director at CBC as well as a National Leader and Trainer for other churches. He has written Judgement House© scripts and scripts for various drama productions. James and Jenni have one son, Logan, born in January of 2008 and a daughter, Megan born in February of 2013.
Jeremy Autry | Children’s Pastor
Jeremy Autry is the Children’s Pastor at Central Baptist Church in Dunn, NC. Jeremy is convinced that, despite statistics and trends, the next generation can be captured for Christ. He is passionate about seeing young people give their hearts to the Savior and grow in Him by education and experience. God loves teens and children; Jeremy wants to make sure they know that.
KidCentral, the children’s ministry of Central Baptist, ministers to kids in grades 1-6. With a volunteer team of over 40 adults, KidCentral provides a fun experience where kids learn that God is anything but boring. Jeremy and his team produce their own curriculum including Sunday School material and the WIN program. It is Jeremy’s desire to present a children’s ministry that keeps kids excited about God while teaching them biblical truth. His dream is to see a crowd of kids who drag their parents to church so they can learn about Jesus, and not the other way around.
Jeremy graduated from Liberty University in the summer of 2007. Jeremy is the grateful husband of Cheryl with 3 sons: Dylan, Owen, and Ryan. He is ridiculously interested in superheroes and Star Wars and has an affinity for Phineas and Ferb.