Who We Are
We are a group of people who have come to love the Gospel of Jesus Christ and want everything we do to reflect this Gospel.
We want to be a church which not only loves the Truth as found in the Bible, but which also truly loves God and one another more and more out of gratitude for God’s grace.
That means we want to be a church where the worship is heartfelt and God-centered. Where the preaching comes out of the Bible and always points to Jesus. Where growing in humility and the fruit of the Spirit is more important than visible achievement. A church where people count more than programs, where daily devotion outweighs big events, and where spiritual health is more valued than numbers.
In short, we want to be a church which heartily offers God’s free grace in Christ to all who know they need it.
Pastor Doug Short
Doug graduated from the University of Maryland (College Park, MD) with a degree in Secondary Social Studies Education and from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity with Languages.
After graduation he spent 19 years in ministry, planting three churches in that time- three in Delaware and one in Virginia. While in Virginia, he volunteered with a medical missions organization called International Christian Resources and had an opportunity to travel across the globe (he's done mission work in Kenya, Ghana, Ukraine, Peru, Ecuador, Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua) with medical students doing medical clinics and share the love of Christ with those whom they served. One of these trips led to an invitation to become adjunct faculty in the Department of Community and Global Health at Campbell University's Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, NC starting in 2016.
In 2017 Doug became the department's Administrative Director with a full-time faculty position. He began pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry at Campbell's Divinity School in 2018 with a focus on Christian physicians and their practice of empathy in the exam room. He served for a year (2019-2020) as an interim associate pastor at Buies Creek First Baptist Church and in April of 2020 he was asked to become interim pastor at Trinity Baptist Church. He was called to be our permanent pastor in August of that same year.
He is married to a beautiful and godly woman and has three great children, a wonderful daughter-in-law and a fantastic son-in-law.