Pulpit Minister

Dr. Phil Stapp

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Phil and Pam Stapp moved to North Carolina in 1985 with the express purpose of helping the Kingdom of God grow in this area. For 30 years they worked with the Brewer Rd. Church of Christ and the South Fork Church of Christ in Winston-Salem. They came to Pine Valley at the beginning of 2015.

They met and married in Memphis, TN in 1981, lived in Birmingham, AL for two years while working with the Central Church of Christ before moving to Winston-Salem. They have two sons, Danny and David. Danny is married to Heather and they have two sons, Jackson and Carter. They live in Wilson NC. David is married to Kayla and they live in Hendersonville, NC.

Phil is a graduate of Lubbock Christian University, Harding School of Theology and Fuller Theological Seminary. He enjoys reading, watching sports, fishing and golf. Pam is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and enjoys reading, walks on the beach and spending time with her grandsons.


Mark Bishop

Mark was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and was baptized into Christ at the age of 13 at the Speedway church of Christ. He attended Purdue University and graduated from Pharmacy school there in 1976. Mark started his professional career as a small town pharmacist but transitioned to a sales and marketing job with Eli Lilly and Company in 1980.

Singing acapella gospel music has been a long time passion of Mark and he serves as one of our song leaders. He has also been active in teaching bible classes and has coordinated the teachers for our children and youth classes in the past.

Mark married his wife Ellen in 1975, and they moved around from northern Indiana, to Iowa, back to Indiana, and then to Wilmington, NC in 1992. They have 5 children ranging in age from 40 to 25.


Floyd Kirby

Floyd was born in Carthage, TN. Later his family moved to Greensboro, NC where he graduated from Ragsdale HS in Jamestown, NC. He later graduated David Lipscomb College in Nashville, TN.
Floyd and Linda were married in 1964 and they have lived in Jacksonville FL, Greensboro and Wilmington. He has worked in textile, transportation and insurance industries. He has also worked for the State of NC as an employment consultant for several years and is currently empolyed by Cape Fear Council of Government as an employment consultant with the New Hanover Workforce Center.
Floyd has served PVCC as a deacon and an Elder.


Buddy Lee

Deacon - Communications

Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews has been a member of the Pine Valley Church of Christ since August of 2002.  Currently, Mark oversees the audio/video systems utilized during Church services, the church website and other avenues of communication to the congregation.

Mark also teaches various Sunday school classes and assists with yard work activities for the elderly. He and his wife Sherry have two sons, Grant and Tyler.

Deacon - Building & Grounds

Ron Flynn

Ron Flynn was born on June 19th 1953 in New Hanover County, NC and raised in Riegelwood, NC where he graduated from Acme Delco High School in 1971. Following High School Ron went to Cape Fear Community College receiving an Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences in Marine Biology.  He then spent time in Rochester, New York and some time in Toronto Canada working with the Canadians on Lake Ontario. In September of 1973 Ron went to work at E. I. DuPont de Nemours at the Cape Fear Plant in Leland, N.C. until it closed in 2013. Ron retired in June, 2019.

Ron married to Janey Merrill on August 21st 1976 and they have one son, Michael, who lives and works in the Wilmington area. Ron was baptized into Christ in 2013 and was selected to serve as a deacon at Pine Valley in 2015.

Deacon - Building & Grounds

Keegan Lynn

Deacon - Children's Education

Austin Powell

Austin has been a member of the Pine Valley Church of Christ since 2015.  Currently, Austin oversees Pre-K through High School Sunday School classes.  He and his wife Rachelle have been married since 2006 and have three children: Walker (8), Brynn (5), and Sara Mae (3). Austin is employed by the Department of Defense as a Forester.

Deacon - Building & Grounds

Tony Rudkin

Tony Rudkin has served as a Pine Valley Church of Christ deacon since 2011 in the area of Building and Grounds.  Tony had previously served as a deacon from 1993 until 2006 working in such areas as Building and Grounds, Visitation, and assisting with the youth group.  Tony has two children, Kaylee and Keith and a grandson, Brayden Thomas Rudkin.  Tony works in the utility industry as a Nuclear Planner.


Thomas Smith

Thomas was born and raised in Moundville, Alabama.  He was baptized at the age of 12 at the Moundville Church of Christ.  Thomas's parents were in their late 40's when he was born, and God had a plan to allow him to be very involved in their late lives.

At age15 Thomas sold Christmas cards in July and August to win a tape recorder.  Over the next 40 years Sales and Numbers was Thomas's chosen profession.  In the late 1990's he owned a successful insurance agency.  He is currently employed seasonally preparing taxes with H&R Block in Carolina Beach, NC.

Having moved to Wilmington in 2016 to help with young grandchildren, he placed membership with Pine Valley and in 2018 was asked asked to serve as treasurer.

Thomas and his wife Judy have three children ages 36-48 and a great-grandson who lives in Wedowee, Alabama.

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