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Dr. Stephen Martin

Interim Minister

Emerywood Baptist Church welcomes Dr. Stephen D. Martin, better known as Steve, as our interim senior minister. Steve comes to us from Kernersville, having just completed his Intentional Interim Ministry training through the Center for Congregational Health in Winston-Salem. He served his first interim position at Union Cross Moravian Church. Before that, Steve was the minister of First Baptist Church in Kernersville for 20 years.

Steve is a storyteller, an artist, and an avid cyclist. Just ask him, and he’ll pull out his phone to show off pictures of his art. He also enjoys antique shopping in his spare time. Please welcome him warmly as we navigate this time while looking for our next senior minister.

Kelley  Kennedy

Minister to Children

Emerywoods Children’s Minister since 2005, Kelley has a heart for children. As a Mother of three, Kelley feels that one of the greatest of God’s gifts to us, God’s people, is the gift of a child. She believes the raising of a child is a sacred  responsibility, and Kelley subscribes to the “It takes a Village” philosophy. She is proud and grateful to be  a part of the Village that is Emerywood Baptist Church.

Kelley holds a BFA in Communications from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has toured and worked regionally as a professional actress and singer since 1976. She has been married to husband John for over 30 years, and is the sappy Mom of Jake, Katie and Maggie. (Go ahead…ask me about my kids – it’s my favorite topic!)

“Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. .” ~Mark 10:14

Sophie Carter

Youth Minister

Sophia is from Cherryville, NC and a recent graduate of High Point University. She acquired a B.S. in Psychology, and pursued the pre-medical track there. Sophia is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity at Wake Forest University. In the future she would love to combine my deep love for Christ and my passion for psychology in my chosen profession. She is excited to be a Spiritual Leader for our youth. She is always trying to learn more about Christ, the world, others, and herself. Through this learning, Sophia is always striving to adopt the compassionate eyes of Christ. Her other passions include art and spending time with people that she loves.

Jeff Whicker

Director for Music & Accompanist

Jeff Whicker has lived in the Triangle since 1986 when he attended Law School at UNC. He worked as an attorney for ten years before returning to his first love, music. He served as choral director at Riverside High School for seven years, but since 2004 he has worked primarily as a church musician. He also has accompanied the All-County Chorus and served as pianist for many schools in the Durham area.

Jennifer Hinson

Church Administrator

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a minor in Economics and English. She started working with the church in 2015 and transitioned to Church Administrator in November 2021. She is married and has two children. Jennifer enjoys reading, shopping, and vacationing with her family. 

Muffy Underwood

Choral Scholar-Alto/Soprano

Muffy received her BA in Vocal Performance from Wingate University and can be seen performing in various choirs and theatre productions around the Triad. When not singing, Muffy loves to spend time with her friends, family and all of their pets. 

Olivia Martinez


Olivia has been a part of the EBC family since 2001.  In her position as housekeeper, she takes excellent care of all aspects of the physical building that is Emerywood Baptist.  She and her husband, Edgar, live in High Point. 

Her interests include flower gardening, working out, Zumba, cooking, and cheering on the UNC Tar Heels.  She also enjoys family time with her children and grandchildren. 

Want to Get In Touch?

Call: 336-885-6016    |     Email: [email protected]
Address: 1300 Country Club Dr, High Point, NC  27262