Dr. Richard E. Wynne, Pastor
Dr. Wynne is a native of Mount Airy, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC with a B.S. in biology. Richard completed a Masters of Divinity with Languages degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, and then earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Theological School of Drew University in Madison, NJ. He has completed additional studies in pastoral care and counseling and church consulting. He became pastor of St. John's in November 1985 after serving as Pastor of Gatesville Baptist Church in Gatesville, NC, for more than seven years.
Richard is married to Betty, who serves as Minister to Youth and Children as well as organist/pianist. They are the parents of Joshua, Zachary, Sam, and Hannah.
Rev. Scott Hovey, Associate Minister
Rev. Scott Hovey began serving as Associate Minister for Young Adults and Outreach in January of 2014. His job is to support, equip, and empower St. John’s to be a place of welcome, healing and spiritual growth. Before coming to St. John’s, Scott served for nine years as Associate Minister at Temple Baptist Church in Durham, NC. He holds degrees from the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA (BA in Political Science) and Duke Divinity School (M.Div.). Scott has a passion for presenting Scripture in new and life-changing ways. He enjoys reading theology, watching epic films, and listening to music. He is married to Heather Hieserman and they have four children: Marco, Ryon, Mary-Addision, and Eleanor. Scott is a native of Southern California and brings this up as often as he can.
Rev. Jeffery L. Mobley Sr., Minister of Music
Jeff Mobley is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia. He was graduated from Old Dominion University in 1976 with a B.A. in English. He completed his Masters of Divinity with Church Music Degree in May 1985 from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Jeff was ordained by Western Branch Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia in November 1986.
Jeff is employed full-time with the NC Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, a part of the Department of Health and Human Services, where he serves as the Statewide Hard of Hearing Program Coordinator. He has become recognized and been awarded for his work with this special needs population not only across the state but on the national level as well. He has received specialized training in the following areas: Spiritual Counseling, Substance Abuse, the Hearing Loss Populations, Deaf Culture and American Sign Language (ASL).
Jeff was married to the late Becky Mobley and has one son, Jeff, Jr.
Rev. Betty Wynne, Minster to Youth and Children/Musician
Betty Hopper Wynne has served as our organist/pianist since 1986. A native of Eden, NC, she graduated with a B.A. degree in Religion/Music in 1975. Along with her husband, Richard, she graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, with a Masters of Divinity with Languages degree. Since 1992, she has worked at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina in Cary, most recently in the office of North Carolina Baptist Men. She was ordained by St. John’s in April 2007. In February 2011, she became St. John's Minister to Youth and Children.
Nancy Cashion, Administrative Assistant
Nancy Cashion is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Recreation Administration concentrating in Therapeutics. After working with United Cerebral Palsy in Adult Day Care for 4 ½ years, she returned to school and received an Associate of Applied Science in Data Processing from Wake Technical Community College. She retired after 28 years as a Systems Analyst with Wake County Government Information Systems and became Administrative Assistant at St. John’s in May of 2013. She is married to Ted. Together they are involved in Kairos Prison Ministry, Heart of Carolina Emmaus and have worked since 2002 to help resettle several Montagnard refugee families to the Raleigh area.