Meet our Team

  • Eric Burmahl, 

    Lead Pastor

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    Pastor Eric has served as Lead Pastor since 2013. He is married to his lovely wife Sharon and has two Yorkshire Terriers named Hershey and Rolo. In addition to local church ministry, Pastor Eric serves as a Chaplain in the United States Air Force Reserve. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Campbell University and a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In his words, “Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, came to the world in order to save mankind from their sins. Whether at the church or around the world, the mission is the same: to take the message of salvation through Jesus Christ to the nations.”

  • Randy Thompson, 

    Worship Pastor

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    Music ministry has been Randy's passion for many years of faithful service. That passion brings with it an excitement and enthusiasm that is obvious in our worship. He has been with us since May of 2013 and has become very attached to the people of Braggtown. He would be very pleased to have you join our choir as they sing praises to our Lord. To God be the Glory!!!

  • Dylan stone,

    student & Administrative Pastor

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    Dylan joined our staff in September 2016 and oversees all things student ministry and administration. He's a Durham native and proud Duke fan, but also loves Tennessee football. Dylan is married to his high school sweetheart, Morgan. He holds a B.A. in Global Studies from The College at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He is currently pursuing an MDiv in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dylan has a heart for reaching students who can in turn reach the nations with the gospel!

  • Luke Redmond

    Ministry development pastor

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    Luke joined our staff December 2016. Originally from Ohio, and a proud supporter of The Ohio State University, he currently resides in North Raleigh with his wife Christina and their two sons Emerson and Wyatt. Luke served in the US Army for 6 years on active duty as a Blackhawk Crewchief and is currently a Chaplain Candidate in the US Army Reserve. He holds a B.S. in Ministerial Leadership from Southeastern (Lakeland, FL). Currently, Luke is perusing an M.A. in Pastoral Counseling: Military Resiliency from Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA) and an MDiv in Ministry Leadership from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC). Luke has a passion to minister to, and serve, the warrior hearts that selflessly defend this great nation. Upon completion of his MDiv, Luke plans to access for active duty as a Chaplain; moreover, he prays that God would use he and his family to further nurture the spiritual fitness of Soldiers across the globe. Pro Deo et Patria

  • Lee chaiken,

    children's ministry director

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  • Kyle Alston,

    Church administrative assistant

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  • Mike and Leah rade

    directors-ignite c3

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  • Misael y marvelis Garriga, 

    Pastores-Vida en Cristo

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  • Ralph Thompson, 

    Director-Emergency Chaplains

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