Tom Wagoner | Lead Pastor

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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 35 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 a kindergarten teacher at Cape Fear Christian Academy. Tiffany is married to Michael Smith, a businessman in Stedman, NC with two sons, Thomas and Justice. Stephen is the Pastor of Community and Mission at Sent Church Charlotte. He and his wife Brooke have given the Wagoners three grandsons, twins Noah and Eli, Kanaan, and a granddaughter, Madelyn.

Cameron Cloud | Co-Pastor

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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 is married to Lynn and they have two children: Will, who is a Junior at Liberty University, and Dylan, a sophomore in high school.

Darren Hughes | Administrative/ Worship Pastor

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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

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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

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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