Pastor Rev. Nathan Parrish Image Pastor - Rev. Nathan Parrish

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Nathan is a native of Zebulon, NC and attended Wake Forest University where he earned a BA in Philosphy and an MA in Religion.  He also holds a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary. Nathan has been in ministry as a pastor since January of 1992 - first serving at Unity Baptist Church of Winston-Salem (1992-2002) and now at Peace Haven Baptist Church of Winston-Salem (2002 - present). 

"I believe the New Testament presents the local church as the primary public witness to the will and work of Jesus Christ and and that the local church lives as the principal community through which Jesus Christ continues to make disciples.  Making disciples - followers of Jesus Christ - people who share the passion and priorities of Jesus Christ for the Kingdom of God - is the primary mission of the church.  Christian commitment is personal but not private.  You are welcome at Peace Haven Baptist Church and I encourage you to come and see!"   


Pastor Emeritus Rev. Ray Benfield Image Pastor Emeritus - Rev. Ray Benfield
Ray Benfield served as the first pastor of Peace Haven Baptist Church from 1957 until 1969.  Ray and his wife, Evelyn, returned as members here in 2007.  We are thankful for their place in the heart and life of our congregation.

Minister of Music Brent Jones Image Minister of Music - Brent Jones
A native of Stokes County and resident of Pinnacle, Brent began his ministry at Peace Haven in October 2021.  Brent has an extensive career in the music field and is the founder/owner of Sound Audio Management (2006-present).  A gifted singer and musician, Brent brings experience and enthusiasm to the music ministry of PHBC.  

Accompanist-Pianist Dan Davis Image Accompanist-Pianist - Dan Davis
Dan began his ministry as pianist and accompanist in June 2022.   Dan is an accomplished church musician with over 45+ years’ experience in leading congregations in worship, offering inspiration, and the sharing of biblical principles of the Christian faith. He is a High School graduate of The School of the Arts and also holds an education degree from UNC-Greensboro with a music minor, applied piano/organ.  Dan has served several congregations throughout the Winston-Salem area.  He brings enthusiasm, creativity, and a strong commitment to church-based ministry.  Dan also works at High Point Market Authority as Outreach Project Manager.  Peace Haven welcomes the ministry of Dan Davis within our church family!    


Pastoral Assistant Rev. Alden Gallimore Image Pastoral Assistant - Rev. Alden Gallimore
A May, 2022 of Wake Forest University Divinity School, Alden served as a pasoral intern at Peace Haven from 2019-2022.  Peace Haven ordained Alden to Gospel Ministry April 30, 2022.  Alden continues to serve as a musician and minister in our church.

Pastoral Assistant - WFU Divinity Lance Williams Image Pastoral Assistant - WFU Divinity - Lance Williams
A native of Cincinnati Ohio and graduate of Wright State University, Lance is a 2nd year student in the Wake Forest University School of Divinity.  Lance began ministry at Peace Haven Baptist in June 2022 and will continue thorugh his graduation in May 2024.  He serves in all aspects of church life as a Peace Haven Baptist intern.  Lance's long term goal is congregational ministry.

Pastoral Assistant of Outreach and Evangelism Rev. Jon Hamby Image Pastoral Assistant of Outreach and Evangelism - Rev. Jon Hamby
Rev. Jon Hamby was ordained in 2008 by New Life Baptist Church. Since then Jon has been Associate Pastor of New Life Baptist Church and Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church of Winston Salem. He came to Peace Haven in February of 2018 and has been involved in Sunday School, choir and other ministries. Jon became Pastoral Assistant of Outreach in March 2019 to assist the church in outreach and evangelism. He is currently employed as the Community Outreach Coordinator for Members Credit Union and is a full time college student working towards a Marketing degree at Regent University.

Youth Ministry Leaders Jessica Mong and Roger Stevens Image Youth Ministry Leaders - Jessica Mong and Roger Stevens

Pastoral Assistant - Rev. Michele Shadden
Ordained by Peace Haven Baptist in October 2019, Michele is a graduate of Hood Theological Seminary.  Michele assists in worship leadership, teaching, and is beginning an initiative in justice related ministry through the church.

Pastoral Assistant - Spiritual Formation Rev. Sheryl Wells Image Pastoral Assistant - Spiritual Formation - Rev. Sheryl Wells
Ordained by Peace Haven Baptist October 26, 2014, Sheryl is a graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity.  Sheryl assists in worship leadership, teaching, and facilitating spiritual disciplines and practices.  She is the Founder and Director of the Salem Center for Spirituality in Winston-Salem.