Dr. Harvey H. Whaley, Jr. Senior Pastor
919.779.0434 ext. 224
A native of North Carolina, Harvey H. Whaley, Jr. graduated from high school in Richlands, NC, and attended Campbell University in Buies Creek, earning his Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Religion. He received his Master of Divinity at Southeastern Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, and finally his Doctorate was earned at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He served as Pastor of Peter’s Creek Baptist Church in Roseboro, NC, for 3 ½ years, moving on to Wrightsboro Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC, where he served as Senior Pastor for 17 years. His denominational activities include service on many committees and teaching at area and statewide conferences and conventions. He has also served on the Raleigh Baptist Association’s Nominating Committee as Chairman and on the Capital Campaign Committee for the RBA’s new Associational offices. He served on the Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention, as President of the Baptist State Convention Program Committee, and as a member of the Board of Ministers at Campbell University. He and his wife, Ramona, have two children, and are proud grandparents to two granddaughters. He accepted the call to Aversboro Road Baptist in May of 1998.
"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you." John 15:16
Rev. Joe Sinclair, Minister to Students
919.779.0434 ext. 228
Joe Sinclair completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1984 at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee. His major was Psychology with an emphasis on Childhood and Adolescence Development and Counseling. Joe completed his Masters of Divinity Degree with Christian Education in 1998 at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Studies included counseling, youth ministry, children's ministry, education ministry, and Christian School Administration. Joe has been involved in Youth Ministry since his college days. He spent five years with Household Financial Services before entering the ministry full time in January 1990. In addition to serving in the local church, Joe serves as a Student/Youth Resource Specialist for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, facilitating leadership training for student leaders in the areas of Bible Study, Discipleship, and Planning. Joe has also written Youth Bible Study materials for LifeWay Christian Resources. Joe was the 2001 Recipient of the Outstanding Young Religious Education Leader Award, presented by the Baptist Association of Christian Educators for his contributions to Youth Ministry. Joe joined the staff at Aversboro Road Baptist Church on May 1, 2000 as Minister to Students (Junior High, High School, and College). In addition, he coordinates our Multimedia and Technology Ministries at Aversboro. Joe and his wife Selena have been married since 1984 and have 3 children Melissa, Jennifer, and Jacob.
"Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving!" Colossians 2:6-7
Rev. Doug Pedigo, Minister of Music
919.779.0434 ext. 230
Doug, a native of Virginia, completed a Bachelor of Music in Applied Organ in 1981 at Carson-Newman College. Following graduation he spent a year in Lakeland Florida doing music projects for a local congregation and working for the Florida Baptist Children’s Home. After moving back to Tennessee, he spent the next three years working for Randall Dyer and Associates, Pipe Organ Builders and Music House Keyboards as Sales and Sheet Music Manager. In 1984, Doug relocated to Virginia where he met his wife, Cindy. They were married in 1985 and worked in banking. Doug enrolled at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1988 and completed a Masters in Church Music in 1990. Since that time, the Pedigos have served churches in North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee, before moving back to North Carolina and joining the ARBC staff in September of 2008. Doug and Cindy have one child, Emmaline, who is a student at Carson-Newman University.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Miss. Sherry Shaw, Minister to Children
919.779.0434 ext. 229
Sherry grew up in North Carolina and attended Campbell University where she attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion with a minor in Vocal Performance/Music in 1990, and is also a 1997 graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX where she completed a Masters of Arts in Religious Education program, with an emphasis in Childhood Education. She has served as Minister to Children, as Minister of Childhood Development, and a Preschool Minister. Sherry has over 20 years of experience serving as a Minister to children and preschoolers. Her extensive background in children's Christian education and her strong faith will allow her to minister effectively to families with young children at ARBC. Sherry joined our Staff on July 8, 2013.
“May the God who gives hope fill you with great joy. May you have perfect peace as you trust in him. May the power of the Holy Spirit fill you with hope.” Romans 15:13
Trista Schaefer, Receptionist/Ministry Assistant
919.779.0434 ext. 221
Joy Bryant, Education Ministry Assistant
919.779.0434 ext. 226
Kathy Hilbert, Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor
919.779.0434 ext. 222
Janet Powell, Financial Secretary
Cassie Peacock, Director of The Growing Place
919.661.0872 or 919.779.0434 ext. 232