Pastor Matthew Walker
Pastor Walker planted College Park in 2003 after a year-long church planting internship. He is a graduate of Bob Jones University (B.A), Maranatha Baptist Seminary (M.A.), and Carolina University (Ph.D). Pastor also completed a Certificate in Apologetics from BIOLA. He is currently writing his dissertation for a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) from BJU. Pastor is adjunct faculty at Maranatha Baptist University and Seminary. He recently published Baptist Ecclesiology from Trust House Publishers. Previous publications include Biblical Music: a Pattern and Philosophy from Ambassador-Emerald Publishers.
Pastor is married to Becky (28 years in August 2023). They have two adult children, Aaron and Melanie. Aaron is a Marine Corps lieutenant. Melanie is married to Jason Nunoo and have a son named MC. Becky serves as church secretary and her work touches nearly every ministry at College Park.
Assistant Pastor/Korean Church Planter
Pastor Yeonghwi “Joe” Jo
Pastor Joe was born and raised in South Korea and migrated to the United States as an adult. While helping Pastor Matt, he is presently planting Cary Sarang Church as a new church plant of College Park Baptist Church. He is a PhD student (New Testament) at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC. He and his wife, Lily, have been married more than a decade and have two children, Aryanna and Silas.
Ricky Knox lives in Raleigh with his wife Ellen Jane, he is the former interim police chief in Raleigh and graduate of UNC and has a graduate degree from NC State University. Ellen Jane is the wedding coordinator for the church and teaches children Sunday School.
Patrick Covil lives in Cary with his wife, Terri, and their two children, Chloe and Eli. He is a civil engineer and holds a bachelor of science from NC State University. He is the coordinator of the men’s discipleship ministry. Terri teaches at Cary Christian School.
Hamsa Devadanam lives in Cary with his wife Swarna, and their two sons, Nathan and Aaron. He works as a technology consultant, Swarna teaches at Cary Christian School.