Sr. Pastor of Preaching & Teaching

Dr. Bruce Martin

  • Hometown: Elkin, NC
  • Wife: Brenda Martin
  • Son: Joshua (19 years old, second year at Campbell University)


  • Surry Community College, 1970 (AAS)
  • Appalachian State University, 1972 (BT)
  • Southeast Baptist Theological Seminary,
  • (1978 Master of Divinity, 1986 Doctor of Ministry)


  • 1977-1979 Social Plains Baptist, Zebulon, NC
  • 1979-1986 FBC Elon College, NC
  • 1986-1991 Chestnut Hill Baptist, Lynchburg, VA
  • 1991-2016 Village Baptist, Fayetteville, NC
    • While at Village the church grew from 1,000 members to over 4,000 members.
    • Baptized over 1,800 people at Village.


  • Executive Committee, Southern Baptist Convention (8yrs)
  • Cooperative Program Promotion, SBC (2yrs, Chair 1yr)
  • Budget, SBC (4yrs.)
  • Convention Arrangements for SBC (2yrs, Chair 1yr)
  • Trustee Orientation, NC Baptist State Convention
  • (3yrs, Chair 1yr)
  • General Board, Virginia Baptist General Association

IT & Communications

Carrie DeGarmo

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Although Mrs. Carrie is a lifelong resident of NC, she has had the opportunity to travel all over the US. She can honestly say, there is no place like home and she proudly calls this area her home. Born in Fayetteville and raised in Harnett County most of her life, she has dedicated her life to learning. While she officially earned two college degrees, she holds a litany of certifications in an array of subjects.  She also has over 8 years of business experience at manager level and above. She is proud to have homeschooled her children, through graduation, who have both gone on to major universities. She is a strong woman of faith who stands firm on God's Word and is passionate about helping others cultivate a genuine and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. She is honored to be the wife of Dewain for 30 years.

"Jesus did not give me a religion. He gave me life. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, if it were not for Him, I would never have made it through the things I have faced in life. He has been with me since I was a child and no matter what, He has never left me. He never called me to fit in; He called me to be who He created me to be. He called me to make the Grace and Mercy of an invisible God, visible wherever I am."