Hal Jones
Senior Pastor

Email:  revhalwjones@gmail.com

Phone:  (252) 235-3868

Hal Jones was born in Wilmington North Carolina and spent most of his life growing up in the Cape Fear region. He graduated from New Hanover High School.  After a few years in college, Hal served in the U.S.N.  After his discharge he married a wonderful woman from Waverly, Va. by the name of Cynthia Lilley. Together they have four children and two grandchildren. Hal has spent the last 21 years serving the Lord at Great Bridge Free Will Baptist Church. A wonderful ministry in Chesapeake, Va.  His family moved to Goldsboro, N.C. in December 2016 and he began his new pastorate in January 2017 at the White Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Bailey, N.C.
Joshua Rager
Associate/Youth Pastor
Email: jmrager@gmail.com
Phone: (252) 235-3868
Joshua and his wife Amanda have two children, Cadence (7) and Judah (4). Joshua is originally from Michigan, where he was saved under the ministry of First FWB Church in Pontiac; Amanda is from Virginia, and was saved under the ministry of Good News FWB Church in Chesterfield. Both are graduates of Southeastern FWB College. Prior to accepting the position at White Oak Hill FWB Church, Joshua served as the Associate Pastor at Shady Grove FWB Church in Durham, NC, for 1 year, followed by serving 5 years at Union Chapel FWB Church in Chocowinity, NC, as well as 2 years as the Maintenance Manager at Southeastern FWB College after that. “We are excited and privileged to serve White Oak Hill Church and eager to be a part of what God is doing in Bailey, North Carolina!” – Joshua Rager
Debbie Baer
Administrative Assistant

Email: debbiebaer@live.com

Phone: (252) 235-3868


In March 2017, White Oak Hill hired Mrs. Debbie Baer as its administrative assistant. Debbie was saved at the age of 13 while attending a summer camp. Debbie is married to Danny Baer, and they have served in ministry their entire married life, since 1974. Danny and Debbie have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.