Rev. Terry Golden
Terry Golden is a native of West Virginia who has been pastor of six local churches during his 36 year ministry. Pastor Terry is a previous student of Beckley College in Beckley, West Virginia, Moody Bible College (correspondence), Liberty Bible College (correspondence), and a 1992 graduate of Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina.
Terry and his wife, Vicki, were wed in 1975 and the Lord has blessed them with two daughters (Ashley and Kelsey) and two grandchildren (Peyton and Reagan). Pastor Terry has served at Bear Creek Baptist Church a total of 20 years. He retired from full-time ministry on February 28, 2021.
Children & Youth Ministry
Chris Zinicola, while born in Quantico Virginia, was raised here in North Carolina attending Swansboro schools since 4th grade. He graduated from The College at Southeastern Seminary in 2011.
Chris and his wife Samantha were married in 2011. In 2019 they had their first child, Elijah. Chris has served as the Children and Youth Leader here at Bear Creek Baptist Church since 2018.
Linda Hartsfield was born and raised right here in Bear Creek and has been a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church for 55 years. She retired 2008 after working at First Citizens Bank- Camp LeJeune, NADEP & Naval Hospital at Cherry Point.
Linda has served in many different areas here at Bear Creek, including Sunday School, VBS, CHS committee, and choir. She also serves as Church Clerk. Linda and her husband, Robert, were married in 1974. They have two children, Jason and Jennifer, and two grandchildren, Jackson and Clara. Linda has served as church secretary since 2015.