OBC Leadership team
Pastor Stephen came to OBC in September 2021 after pastoring churches in Alabama and Tennessee. Stephen and his wife, Amanda, have been married since 2007. They have 3 crazy redheads Nathan, Natalie, and Noah.
Pastor Stephen has a Masters of Arts from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Auburn University, and he is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program with an emphasis on Church Growth and Revitalization at Southeastern Seminary.
FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE: Jeremiah 20:9- If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,”there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.
FAVORITE HOBBIES: Stephen is a big fan of the Atlanta Braves and in the fall can usually be found rooting on his alma mater, the Auburn Tigers in football. He also enjoys coaching his kids in softball/baseball and attending their sporting events.
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Minister of Music
Byron Marshall is native of Franklin County, NC and is an alumnus of Louisburg College, Cape Fear Community College with an A.F.A. degree in Music & Music Education, and a B.A. in piano and choral music from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and a current Master of Music Education candidate at the University of Florida Gainesville. Mr. Marshall also holds a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) in Piano credential with Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Some of Marshall’s extensive resume includes work in the music department of Louisburg College as faculty accompanist from 2002-09, and service as an Executive Board of Directors member of the Franklin County Art’s Council from 2000-04 and several Baptist churches in NC. He travels throughout North Carolina and performs for collegiate, civic, and social events, as well as a clinician and accompanist for choral events and festivals for North Carolina public school systems including 26 years with the Franklin County Schools All County Chorus Festival and 11 years with Brunswick County Schools All County Chorus Festival.
Mr. Marshall is the recipient of academic awards including 2004 Artist of the Year award for service in the field of performing arts from the Franklin County Arts Council and Distinguished Service awards from Louisburg College’s Department of Music. He is an active adjudicator at local, state and international level musical competitions.
Byron has been the minister of music and instructor for Ogden Baptist Church in Wilmington since 2006, and its Academy of Music which he founded in 2008; and has been the accompanist for the Wilmington Choral Society since 2007 until his appointment as conductor in the summer of 2020. Additionally, he holds active memberships with Music Teachers National Association and is currently president of the Cape Fear Music Teachers Association, and a board of directors’ member of North Carolina Music Teachers Association (NCMTA). Marshall served at Cape Fear Community College Music Department as collaborative pianist for applied voice, choral and faculty performances and classes from 2013-20, and has founded music scholarship programs for music majors at CFCC and music students of UNCW’s Community Music Academy. He is also an adjunct professor of piano at UNCW Wilmington since 2016 in addition to serving as Business Manager and Artistic Director for the UNCW Community Music Academy.
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Children's Ministry Director
Micala grew up in Wilmington as a member of Northside Church. She interned with the children's ministry leadership team at Northside for 3 years. She has also served as a teacher over the years at both Northside Preschool and Seacoast Christian Academy. She and her husband Chase have been married since February 2022.
Kelli has been with OBC since March 2019. Kelli & her Husband, Nick, were married here at OBC in February 2020 by Pastor Daniel Justice. They have a blended family of 5 children and 2 beautiful fur-babies. Kelli’s passion is all things horses! However, she loves riding four wheelers, spending time with family and anything outdoors. She was born in Houston, TX but spent most of her life here in Wilmington so at heart she’s a Dallas football fan. “Go Cowboys”
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