- Dearld SterlingSenior Pastor
Dearld has been the Senior Pastor of Wise Drive Baptist Church since 1990. He leads the church with a strong emphasis on God's love and grace through Biblical preaching and teaching. Dearld is married to Jane Sterling, and they have two grown children and five grandchildren. His favorite saying is, “If we can get the love thing right, everything else will work itself out.”
- Nick SmetakYouth Pastor and Media Director
Nick joined the WDBC staff in 2019. He grew up in church, but it wasn’t until he was on a mission trip at the age of 16 where he made a profession of faith and was baptized. On December 30, 2014, Nick was attending a youth rally, when he first felt God calling him into ministry. Since then, he has served with the North American Mission Board and Georgia Baptist Mission Board as a Summer Student Missionary for four summers, as the Music Minister at Central Point Baptist in Paris, TN, and as a Leader-in-Training with the Christian Motorcyclist Association and its Youth Movement.
Nick has a heart for youth, and for being the Church in everything we do, even outside of these four walls! One of his favorite sayings is “The Light that shines Farthest, shines brightest at home!”
In March of 2020, when the novel COVID-19 virus struck, Nick worked tirelessly to get our services online without a single down week. And so, in May of 2020, Nick officially was given the "Media Director" role in his staff position with us.
- Kristine HinsonAdministrative Assistant
Kristine has been an employee and member of Wise Drive Baptist Church since 2012. She is married to Mr. Steven Hinson and has two daughters, Krista Kay and Taylor Grace. Kristine graduated from Central Carolina Technical College with a major in public service and a health science certificate. She enjoys volunteering her time and using her strong administrative skills to aid the various ministries of Wise Drive Baptist.