Pastor Tim Marriner

“Pastor Tim Marriner is our lead pastor here at Glad Tidings Church. He has ministered at Glad Tidings Church for over 21 years and counting. He graduated from Emmanuel College and finished his masters degree at Regent University. He is married to his lovely wife, Cathy Marriner, and they have two sons, Gray and Jordan Marriner.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”



Pastor Shad Barrow

“Pastor Shad is a graduate of Fayetteville State University with a Business Administration Degree, a Graduate of Fayetteville Community College with an Associate Degree in Funeral Service Education. Pastor Shad is also a graduate of Covenant College with a Master of Theology Degree and also a Doctorate of Sacred Theology Degree from Covenant College. He is married to Felicia Jones Barrow who is a Graduate of Fayetteville State University with a Bachelors Degree ion Business Admin. He is also the proud Father of Jsaela Shawncierr Barrow who is a graduate from Cambell University with a Pre-Med Biology Degree. Pastor Shad is also the Chaplain for the Carteret County Sheriffs Office and also the Life Coach for WCHS Football teams. Pastor Shad and his wife Felicia Barrow are the Co-Founders of Coach Hope, a non-profit organization for underprivileged children through Eastern N.C.”
Romans 8:31 “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”



Pastor Rylan Jones

“Pastor Rylan Jones is our Youth Pastor here at Glad Tidings Church. Rylan gave his heart to the Lord at a small country church in Kinston, NC at the age of 4 (Kid’s Ministry does impact lives!). He felt the call to Pastor when he was 15 and attended Emmanuel College for Christian Ministries. He has been serving full time in Student Ministry since 2008, and came on staff at Glad Tidings in Feb 2016. Rylan married the love of his life, Ashley in 2012 and along with their dog Paisley, have the huge honor of being foster parents. He loves the taste of Bojangles, Krispy Kreme and Black Velvet Cupcakes, roots for the UNC Tar Heels, and loves working out with F3 and playing basketball and frisbee!
Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,



 Pastor Tajuana Hill

“Pastor Tajuana Guthrie Hill is our Worship and Arts Pastor here at Glad Tidings Church. She graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelors in Family and Consumer Sciences. She grew up on the Guthrie Farm in Bogue, NC, where she still lives today with her husband, Scotty Hill, and 3 precious pups, Maddie, Abbie, and Copper.”
2 Timothy 2:15 “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”



Pastor Elizabeth Willis

“Pastor Elizabeth Willis is our Children’s Pastor here at Glad Tidings Church. Elizabeth first came to Glad Tidings Church as an intern with the Family Ministries Pastors. A year later, she joined the team as the full time Children’s and Communications Pastor. She attended Emmanuel College and earned a Bachelors in Christian Ministries. Elizabeth has had a heart for Children’s Ministry since she began working in Children’s Church as a young 6th grader. She married the love of her life, Caleb Willis, in April of 2018. Caleb also attends Glad Tidings Church and is part of the Worship Ministry. They love Glad Tidings and are so eager to see where the Lord takes them and this church body!”
Philippians 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.



Belinda Loftin

Belinda Loftin is the Office Manager and Facilities Coordinator at Glad Tidings Church, where she has been on staff since October 2009. Belinda attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she majored in music. She also attended Samson Community College, where she earned a degree in Administrative Office Technology. Belinda’s husband, Paul, is a minister, realtor, and part-time chaplain at Carteret Health Care. She has two daughters and four grandchildren who mean the world to her!
Isaiah 42:3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;



Roberta Carpenter

My husband Darren and I married in 1987.  Nine years later, we welcomed our first child, Trent, who is now an East Carolina University graduate.  Our daughter, Dara, was born in 2001 and is a junior at West Carteret High School where she is an honor student.
In my free time, I adore spending it with my family!  I love Hallmark movies (especially during Christmas) and “vintage” (70s & 80s) television shows, especially game shows!!  Besides volunteering here at the church,  I also spend a lot of my free time volunteering in the school system and doing philanthropic work in the community.
The most surprising thing about me is that I am really competitive… especially during family game night!
Over the years, I’ve received so much great advice on life and parenting, but the two that I try to strive for everyday and pass on to my children are” “Be True to God and True to Yourself and Everything Else will Fall into Place” and “Live in Gratitude of Every Memory You Get to Make Today!”
My children have made the biggest impact on my life because they showed me my purpose in this world.  From the moment they were born, I knew God put me on this earth to be a mom!
If I were Queen for a day, I would do away with all the “Political Correctness” in the world and speak the truth about everything.  I’d also plan a big party for “the kingdom”… dancing to the sounds of the 1970s and 1980s. 
My “working” life started out as a babysitter at the age of 12… what were those parents thinking?  It was a different time then!  My other early jobs included working at a poolside grill, grocery store cashier, restaurant hostess, and clothing store clerk.  My big break came when I wrecked my boyfriend’s car and was offered a job at an insurance agency.  The boyfriend became my husband and I worked in the insurance industry for 16 years as a Personal Lines Agent then a Lloyds of London Underwriter!  I joined the staff here at GTC 16 1/2 years ago and am a blessed woman to have a job that I love!!
Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.