Lead Pastor - Kenny Vinston
Kenny was born and raised on the Crystal Coast and now makes his home in New Bern N.C. with his wife of 18 years, Sherri. Kenny was called to ministry in 2013, and in 2016 he began his vocational ministry by answering the call to be a lead pastor. Kenny was called to Antioch in January of 2016 where he has embraced the challenges and blessings of pastoring Antioch Church. Kenny received a Bachelor's degree from Liberty University in Religion with an emphasis on Biblical and Theological studies IN 2015, a Master's of Arts in Homiletics in 2016, and a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling in 2019. He is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry. Kenny enjoys spending time with his wife and watching various sports, especially college basketball. Kenny is looking forward to making Jesus famous in Craven county and beyond, for the glory of God!
Next Gen Director - Connor Ashley
Connor was born and raised in Denver, NC and has now made New Bern his new home with his dog, Kemba. Connor was called into ministry in the summer of 2017 while serving his home church’s summer camp. Connor has then had multiple roles in Denver where he worked for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) as an area representative and as a sports coordinator at the YMCA. He also enjoys coaching basketball on the high school and AAU level. He is now working towards his undergraduate degree in evangelism through Liberty University. Connor wants to equip and empower students in Craven County to know who Jesus is and to live out their purpose!