Ruling Elders


Billy McGlaughon

Billy began serving as an elder in 2018. He devotes most of his time to the church’s music ministry, providing spiritual care to those who lead our worship services. He also participates on the team by providing vocals, playing electric guitar, and when needed selecting music and leading rehearsals.

Billy is from Chesapeake, VA. and has worked as a police officer for the City of Winston-Salem since 2002.  He and his wife Miranda are raising two young and lively boys, Will and Matthew.


Mike Nesser

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John Wilkins

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Larry Young


Larry was elected and ordained as a Ruling Elder in 2015.  He focuses his energy on adult ministries, both by leading a New Hope Life Group and promoting men’s discipleship through an outside ministry called Marked Men for Christ. Larry was born in Portland, TN and attended David Lipscomb College (BA), the University of Georgia (MA) and Harvard University (PhD).  He taught at the University of Mississippi before moving to Winston-Salem in 1980, where he taught Medical Psychology at Wake Forest School of Medicine for nineteen years.  He then moved on to provide community psychological services in Wilkes County and High Point before retiring. Larry lives in Davie County with his wife, Sandy, who is a retired school librarian.  Together they raised two children (Abbie and Matt) and are now enjoying their granddaughter (Olivia).



Rob Bartlett 


Rob was elected and ordained in January, 2017.  Rob epitomizes the path of servant leadership in the church.  For many years he served the church quietly and anonymously by overseeing set-up and break-down for Sunday worship.  Now that he has been elected as an officer, Rob’s ministry has expanded to include congregational care and fellowship. 

Rob was born in Atlanta and grew up in College Park, GA.  He chose aircraft maintenance for his career, and has worked for Lockheed Martin, American Airlines, Piedmont Airlines, and US Airways, Timco, and Honda Jet.  In 2010 he left the airline industry to work in the engineering department of SonicAire here in Winston-Salem. Together with his wife, Hannah, Rob is the parent of three children: Daniel, Robyn, and Ashley. 

Darrel Bolen


Darrel came to New Hope in 2003. He loves to study scripture and theology, but also delights in serving people.  Over the past several years, God has been deepening Darrel’s awareness that love, and not knowledge, is the true mark of a Christian.  Being a deacon enables Darrel to put what he learns into good practice through mercy and service.

Darrel attended Forsyth Community College and works at K & V Heating & Air.  He and his wife Tracy are the proud parents of their daughter, Regan.  Apart from family, work, scripture and theology, Darrel loves movies of all sorts and likes to see how good stories always contain threads of the Gospel. 

Terry Deakle


Terry came to New Hope at the start in 1999.  He has served as a deacon here since 2003 and delights to see people worship Jesus through both music and teaching.  Being a deacon enables Terry to promote loving service that makes Jesus known.

Terry hails from Alabama, where he acquired a love for the outdoors. Terry holds a passion for lacrosse, which he played in college and has coached as an adult. He attended N.C. State University (BS Wildlife Biology, 1976) and Wake Forest University (MMS, 1981).  He is a Physician’s Assistant at Novant Health Clemmons Family Practice and has the delight of working alongside his wife Mary (also a PA).   Terry and Mary are the parents of two, Courtney and David.

Joe Eskridge


Joe was born in Winston-Salem and graduated from R. J. Reynolds High School.  He attended Wingate Junior College (prior to its becoming a four year University) and then transferred to Campbell University to finish his degree.  Joe built a career in sales and marketing, the majority of his time in the environmental service industry. He retired in 2010.  Since then, Joe and his wife Sharon have provided companion care for seniors dealing with dementia or early-mid stage Alzheimer’s Disease.  Joe and Sharon celebrated 50 years of marriage on December 7, 2018 and have four grown sons, Joe Jr., Matthew, Joshua, and David.  All of Joe and Sharon’s children are married, and between them have blessed their parents with 8 grandchildren. 

Jennifer Jordan


Jennifer Jordan was elected in 2016 as New Hope’s first Deaconess.  She holds a passion for mentoring relationships and hospitality, and loves to encourage New Hope’s people to share their lives with one another and with the visitors that come through our doors.  In addition to her calling as a Deaconess, Jennifer serves as New Hope’s Treasurer and as an Executive Assistant at The Budd Group.

Jennifer’s family moved often, but she considered the Midwest her home until she and her husband Cliff moved from Chicago to Clemmons. She attended Taylor University (BA, 1987) and worked as a market analyst until she began raising and homeschooling her children - Claire, Andrew, and Emma. Jennifer is an avid and talented singer who serves on New Hope’s worship team and also sings professionally with the Carolers of Christmas Past and the Uncommon Bond Band.

Mark McKenzie


Mark serves as the chairman of our deacons.  One of the duties of deacons is to promote fellowship within a congregation, and especially, to “befriend those who are friendless.”  Mark enjoys this aspect of his calling the most - getting to know a person’s needs and seeing that they get addressed. He loves seeing relationships being built in the church.

Born in Baltimore, MD, Mark was raised in Winston-Salem.  He attended college briefly in New Mexico before completing his degree at Appalachian State University in 1985.  He and his wife Gretchen live in Advance and are the parents of four grown children - Caitlyn, Kyle, Madeline, and Clayton.

Greg Stilling


For many years, Greg has pursued opportunities to volunteer for both missions and disaster relief efforts.  Being a deacon enables him to serve in many of the same ways here at New Hope, providing help to the congregation and to members of the community as needs arise.  In addition to this, Greg volunteers as a vocalist and loves leading the congregation in praise and worship.

Greg was born in California but later moved with his family to Ohio.  He attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH (BA, Geography) before enrolling at Miramar College in San Diego (AA, Aviation Technology).  He entered the aviation field and has worked for several different airlines and airline service companies.  Greg and his wife Chris live in Davie County and are the parents of four grown boys, Benjamin, Daniel, Timothy and Joel.

Judy Wilkins


Bio coming soon