Our Staff


Pastor John Raulerson, Senior Pastor

Pastor Johnny has served as the Senior Pastor of RRC since 2000. He is married to Wanda Sue and has three daughters. Pastor Johnny graduated from Florida State University and was a local businessman before being called to the pastorate. He studied at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary where he received a Master’s of Divinity degree.


Pastor Joel Griffis, Associate Pastor

Pastor Joel has served as Associate Pastor since 2018. Joel is married to Abby and he has been a lifelong member of RRC, serving in various capacities since his teenage years. Joel obtained a Bachelor’s degree (2012) and a Master’s of Divinity degree (2014) from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Pastor Nathaniel Simmons, Family Life Pastor

Pastor Nathaniel joined Raiford Road in 2014 as the Associate Pastor of Family Life Ministries. He is married to Kanon and has two daughters. Nathaniel graduated from Virginia Tech and served with Campus Crusade for Christ in Australia before moving to North Carolina to pursue seminary training. Nathaniel graduated with a Master’s of Divinity and Ph.D. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Pastor George Maddox, Missions Pastor

George joined the Raiford Road Church staff in 2018. He is married to Kara and they have three children; Elias, Sadie, and Khesed. Before becoming missions pastor at Raiford Road Church, George and his family served as missionaries in Honduras, Central America for nine and a half years. George earned his bachelors degree in Biblical Studies and Inter-Cultural Studies from Southeastern College at Wake Forest in 2005.



John & Jeannie Baskin, Music Directors

John and Jeannie joined Raiford Road as Music Directors in 2013. John has spent nearly 20 years serving in the local church as orchestra director, arranger, instructor and performer. John and Jeannie have three beautiful children; Evan, Garrett and Alyssa.