Nathaniel grew up in Taylorsville, NC and has served East Maiden since September, 1999. He earned his undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC-Greensboro, his Master’s Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed work toward his Doctor of Ministry from Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity. Nathaniel has been married to his wife, Gay, for 35 years and they have two young adult daughters: Joy & Holly. Gay is originally from Carrboro, NC and recently retired from teaching first grade at Balls Creek Elementary School. Some of Nathaniel’s favorite writers include Dallas Willard, Eugene Peterson, John R.W. Stott, Joseph Girzone, and Calvin Miller. His favorite musicians include Johnny Cash, The Who, Emmy Lou Harris, Rich Mullins, Elton John, The Allman Brothers, U2, Bonnie Raitt, Tony Rice, and many more.