Our Team



Porter Graves, III

Lead Pastor




(252) 728-1929



A follower of Jesus, the Nazarene. Has served on two districts since 2005. and was Ordained as Elder in June of 2009. A teamplayer who is big on seeing the whole church fulfill the Commission of Jesus Christ. He earned his Master of Divinity with Honors in May of 2008. His two prevailing life verse(s) are: John 3, v.30; and Galatians 2, v.20. Get in touch with him today.


He has been married to Angela Burns Graves for 29 years. Angela is an R.N. at Carteret Health Care on the Transitional Team and previously worked in the E.R. Together, they have 4 sons: Porter IV; Jacob; Shane; and Eli, and 1 granddaughter, Graceylnn


Hannah Nall

Worship Arts Director




(252) 728-1929



After a season of praying and seeking, God responsed by leading Hannah to us to fill the important ministry role of Worship Arts Director.  She earned her B.A. in Worship Ministry from Southeastern College, graduating cum laude. She is gifted, skilled, and trained in guitar, keyboards, and vocals. Most importantly, she loves the Lord and seeks to lift up His Name.


If you have questions about our Praise, Worship, and AVL Team, be sure to contact Hannah. We have a very passionate-driven team and look forward to seeing how you can be a part of praising and worshiping our Lord in unity, with us.





Belinda Schultz

Events and Facilities Director





Events@BridgewayNC.org | (252) 342-3359






Local Ministry Support Team:

Curt Nelson (Ordained, Retired Minister)

Samuel Safrit (Local Minister)

Margaret Smith (Local Minister, Love Fund Director)


2024-2025 Church Board | Leadership

Pastor Porter Graves, III

Kate Jayne (Church Board Secretary)

Kathy Odell (Church Treasurer)
Shelley Safrit (NDI President)

Lavonne Stone (NMI President)

Tammy Schooley (NYI President, Youth Ministries)

Sandra Gillikin; Chris Noe; Samuel Safrit; Belinda Schultz


To contact us call (252) 728-1929 or email contactus@bridgewaync.org