Sunday 11am & 6pm
Shady Grove Church
3805 Carpenter Pond Road
Durham, North Carolina 27703
Meet Our Staff
Tim McCreight, Senior Pastor
Pastor Tim McCreight was born and raised in Mississippi. He was brought to Christ by a friend at the age of nineteen and felt God's call into ministry within that same year. He left his college studies there and moved to Wendell, North Carolina, to begin training for the ministry. While there, he met his wife Stephanie and they were married in 2003. Since then, they have been blessed with four children--Timothy, Eden, Hannah, and Lilly.
Pastor Tim studied Pastoral Theology at Southeastern Free Will Baptist College in Wendell, North Carolina. Upon graduation, he accepted the position of Youth Pastor at Gateway Free Will Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he served for ten years. He later became Associate Pastor and has worked with youth, young adults and adults. He also served as a teacher at Gateway Christian Academy and a professor at Gateway Christian College. He received his Masters of Ministry from The Crown Seminary. He now serves as an adjunct professor at Southeastern Free Will Baptist College. He and his family came to Shady Grove Church in 2013 to assume the Senior Pastorate.
Pastor Tim's wife, Stephanie, graduated from Gateway Christian College with a Bachelor's Degree in Bible and currently serves as a stay-at-home mom, homeschooling their children.
Through the faithful study of God's Word, Pastor Tim desires to relate practical truth to the people of God with insightful and challenging preaching and teaching that is relevant to adults and youth alike. He believes that the responsibility of the church is to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and then assist them in their own spiritual growth.
Bro. Timothy Sexton,
Bro. Timothy Sexton and his fiancee, Christina, serve as our Youth Directors. They lead our 7th-12th graders in our Teen Life Group on Sunday mornings and Teen Service on Sunday evenings. They work to organize many faith building activities for our youth to enjoy. Each activity is interactive, and an encouraging time of Bible Study. Our teens are learning direction from God's Word so they will be prepared when faced with choices of every day life.
Bro. Timothy is a Senior at Southeastern Free Will Baptist College where he is studying Pastoral Studies. Christina is also a Senior studying education.