Our Ministry Team

Dr. Gordon Wright, Jr.
Retired Senior Pastor

After 34 years of service to Masonboro Baptist Church, Dr. Wright will begin retirement on September 1, 2018. The Pastor Search Committee will keep the church up-to-date regarding the process of finding a new Senior Pastor.

Rev. Wes Hunter
Associate Pastor

Wes is a Wilmington native who grew right down the street from Masonboro Baptist Church. He graduated from UNC Wilmington, where he studied jazz guitar and earned his Master's of Divinity from the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. Before coming to Masonboro, he served as Minister of Worship and Connections at The Bridge Presbyterian Church in Leland. Wes is married to Alexis and they have two boys, Mason and Banks, both of whom attend Noah's Ark. Wes gets excited about the Kingdom of God; about helping people and working for justice and peace. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his family, running, and playing the guitar.


Rev. Shirley Womble
Minister of Children, Families & Church Administration

Shirley and her husband Mike, who was her high school sweetheart and is also a minister, came to Wilmington from Virginia in 2001. They, along with their three children, love living near the coast. Shirley was a teacher prior to beginning her ministry at Masonboro. Her favorite thing about Masonboro Baptist Church is the friendly people who genuinely care for one another and all the beautiful children she has the opportunity to interact with every week. She is a graduate of Averett University and Campbell University Divinity School. Shirley's favorite pastime is gardening and she has a large collection of plants growing in her home's landscape. 


Mr. Marcus Garner
Contemporary Worship Leader & Director of Youth Ministries

Masonboro Baptist Church is blessed to have someone as unique as Marcus to lead our contemporary worship services. Marcus plays the guitar, sings, and leads our band with a genuine and kind-hearted spirit. He keeps youth ministry real by focusing not only on knowledge, but on what it means to live the Christian life in today's world. The teenagers are easily able to relate to Marcus's down-to-earth personality and big heart. Marcus enjoys gardening, particularly growing vegetables, as well as cooking and grilling. He also enjoys reading comic books handed down to him from his brother. While Marcus and his wife Leigh are both native Wilmingtonians, he would love to visit New York as well as visit parts of the country west of the Mississippi River. His motto is simple: work hard, live, and love- priorities he says he learned from his mother and grandmother.


Miss Erin Cuellar
Traditional Worship Leader

Erin is a well rounded and talented young woman originally from Raleigh, NC. Her interests include a variety of athletic activities such as long distance running, paddleboarding, and swimming as well as musical pursuits including singing and playing the piano and guitar. She also enjoys quiet activities such as reading, writing, and making jewelry. Erin majored in Vocal Performance at UNC at Chapel Hill and is a licensed music teacher for New Hanover County Public Schools. She enjoys many types of music ranging from classical to classic rock to contemporary pop. This same love for diversity and appreciation of many genres is apparent in her list of favorite books which includes titles such as: I am Malala, A Tale of Two Cities, the Hunger Games trilogy, The Great Gatsby and The Chronicles of Narnia. Erin brings much to her position leading Masonboro's Sanctuary Choir, Instrumental Ensemble, and Praise Team. Erin has a lifelong dream of being a contestant on "The Price is Right" where she might just be the winner of an amazing summer tour of Europe.