Our Staff

Rev. Rusty Russell - Senior Pastor 
Rusty Russell is Pastor of Peace church and is a native of Eastern North Carolina. He received his B.S. in Church Music from Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee, his Master's degree in Music Education from Middle Tennessee State University, and his Masters of Divinity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Rusty has been in the ministry for over 18 years serving in the areas of music, drama, and youth ministries. He and his wife, Kathy, have been on staff at Peace Church since February of 1993. Rusty became the Senior Pastor in October of 2006.  rusty@peacechurchwilson.com

Rev. Tony Sebastian - Executive Pastor and Missions
Tony Sebastian is originally from Wilson, North Carolina. He returned to serve at Peace Church in July 1989, after spending four years in Life Action Ministries, followed by three years as a youth director at Temple Baptist Church in Odessa, Texas. Tony is a graduate of Liberty University with a degree in Youth Ministries and Psychology, and a Master's degree in Biblical Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Dana, have two sons, Ryan and Evan.   tony@peacechurchwilson.com

Rev. Brian Tippett - Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries
Brian Tippett was reared in the influence of a Christian home in Nashville, Tennessee.  He graduated from Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee. While at college, Brian answered the call to become a Minister of Youth. For more than 20 years, he served in churches in Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Virginia. He came to Peace in April of 1995 as our Youth Minister. In 2007, Brian took the role of Adult Pastor and Singles Director of Peace Church. He and his wife, Kimberly, have three children: Mitchell, Jessica, and Abigail. brian@peacechurchwilson.com

Rev. Brad Perry - Associate Pastor Student Ministries
Brad is a native of Wilson, North Carolina. He graduated from Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee with a degree in Bible and Youth Ministry, and holds a Master's degree in Theological Studies from Liberty University . He became the youth intern in October 2005 and joined the staff full time in June 2007 as the Assistant Pastor of Students.  Brad and Kasey have two daughters, Adriana and Adelynn.  Both Brad and Kasey have a passion to see the youth of Wilson committed to a thriving and evident walk with the Lord.   brad@peacechurchwilson.com

Rev. David Martin - Associate Pastor of Worship
David is a native of Georgia.  Before coming to Peace Church, he served at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Georgia, First Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, Florida and Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. David has a passion for leading worship and he enjoys working with the Adult Worship Choir and Orchestra, The Drama Ministry, and the Media Ministry.  David has been on staff at Peace Church since October 2006. He and his wife, Sandy, have one son, David, Jr. and two daughters, Shelley and Anna.  david@peacechurchwilson.com

Carl Bradshaw - Children's Pastor
Carl is a native of Wilson, North Carolina.  He graduated from Barton College in 2004 with B.S. degree in Physical Education and from Liberty University in 2012 with a Master's of Education degree in Administration and Supervision. He taught in the public school setting for eight years before joining us in June 2012.  Carl and Kelly have two children, Autumn and Ashton.  Their goal is to see families connect with Christ and children learn what an awesome God we serve.  carl@peacechurchwilson.com

Adam Carnes - Media & Communications Pastor
Adam is a native of Alabama. He graduated from Welch College in Nashville, TN. with B.S. degree in Youth Ministry.  Before coming to Peace Church, he served at Garner Free Will Baptist Church (NC) & Unity Free Will Baptist Church (NC) as youth pastor. While at Unity Church, he moved into the role of Minister of Outreach & Media. Adam joined the staff of Peace Church as Media & Communications pastor in May, 2014. He and his wife, Jenifer, have two daughters, Madison and Hailey, and one son, Dawson.   adam@peacechurchwilson.com

Aaron Pierce - Connections Pastor
Aaron Pierce was born just outside of Atlanta, GA and grew up around various parts of Georgia and Mississippi.  He is a graduate of Welch College in Nashville, TN with a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry.  Aaron spent a year working for the Center For Ministry Training at Liberty University where he began his Masters of Divinity.  He is continuing to pursue the Masters of Divinity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Aaron served as an intern at Peace Church in 2012, and joined the staff full-time as the Connections Pastor in May, 2014.  Aaron and his wife Courtney are passionate about seeing believers become spiritually mature and actively involved in ministry.  aaron@peacechurchwilson.com
Rev. Gordon R. Sebastian - Pastoral Consultant
Gordon Sebastian was Senior Pastor of Peace Church for forty years. Rev. Sebastian was converted aboard a battleship while serving in the Korean conflict. He attended the University of Illinois and graduated from Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee. Rev. Sebastian has spoken all across the country as well as Mexico, Japan, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Middle East.  In 2006, Bro. Gordon retired as senior pastor but still assists as the pastoral consultant.  gordon@peacechurchwilson.com