Crestwood has been uniquely blessed with lay leaders who desire to use their giftings for the upbuilding of the church and the growth of God’s kingdom.
Reverend David Wood – Pastor Emeritus
After having served Crestwood Baptist Church from April 2001 through December 2015, Pastor Dave entered retirement from full-time pastoral ministry.
David was ordained to the pastoral ministry in February 1981. Previous to serving at Crestwood, he served in four other churches: New Hope Baptist Church (NC), Roberts Chapel Baptist Church (NC), Roanoke Baptist Church (NC), and Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church (Wash, DC). His longest term of ministry was with Crestwood.
David received his Bachelor of Science degree from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1975. Upon leaving the active military service as a Captain in the Marine Corps, Dave entered seminary for ministerial training in 1981 and gained his Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1984. He remained in the USMC Reserves until after Desert Storm in the late 1980’s when he resigned his military commission with the rank of Major.
Since his retirement, Dave has enjoyed spending time with his wife, Claudette, also retired. He is an active presence in the lives of his children, his five grandchildren, and his great-grandson, and enjoys nothing more than being with them.
Dave and Claudette maintained their membership at Crestwood after Dave retired. They remain active in the church, and Dave still participates in weekly prayer time and does some preaching and teaching as requested by Pastor Webb.
Dave was awarded the title Pastor Emeritus by the Crestwood family in October of 2019.
Mark Wilson – Chairman of Deacons
Mark and Elizabeth are the proud parents of three daughters: Shelby, Calliope, and Esmé. Currently employed by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, in his free time he enjoys being with his family and working out.
Mark holds fast that before Christ he was a sinner looking for salvation, and now he is redeemed by Christ and a saint by the grace of God. One of Mark’s life verses is Psalm 144:1 “Blessed be the LORD my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle….” As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Mark has seen God’s mercy and grace abound in numerous ways and remains in awe at God’s majesty.
Joey Langley – Men’s Ministry Director
Joey Langley began his position as Men’s Ministry Director in January 2020. He is a Sunday school teacher of various books of the Bible, including the book of Revelation, stressing that in all teaching and preaching he seeks to remain faithful to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Joey also served on the mission field on three different assignments in Moldova and the Ukraine areas.
Joey has served in the following church positions: Associate Pastor and Youth Minister at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Fletcher, North Carolina; Senior Pastor at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Reidsville, North Carolina; and Senior Pastor at Ayersville Baptist Church in Mayodan, North Carolina. His passion is to see the lost find salvation through Jesus Christ. Considering no one to be a stranger, Joey endeavors to strike up conversations wherever he goes, and he loves encouraging his brothers and sisters in Christ to learn more about Jesus’ will for their lives.
Claudette Wood – Women’s Ministry Director
Claudette is the Women’s Ministry Director and also teaches a ladies’ Sunday school class each week. In past years, Claudette has served as Vacation Bible School Director, Sunday School Director, and as a youth leader.
Claudette’s husband, David, was pastor of Crestwood Baptist for 14 years before retiring in December 2015. Since Dave’s retirement, he and Claudette have remained actively involved in the church’s programs and are fully supportive of their current pastor. Claudette states, “The first day we walked into Crestwood Baptist Church, we knew we were home. The folks here are our family, and we can’t imagine being anywhere else!”
Claudette retired from outside employment in 2016 and enjoys spending her days with Dave. These days, they are actively involved in the lives of their two children, five grandchildren, and their great-grandson.
In addition to maintaining the church’s website, Claudette is the newsletter editor of a local home school association and also posts on her own website at www.claudettewood.com.