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Daniel Hawtree Jr

Senior Pastor

Daniel Munro Hawtree, Jr., was born into the home of evangelists Dan and Pat Hawtree. His childhood was spent in the ministry traveling to hundreds of churches while his father preached and his mother sang. He continued traveling in evangelism until he became a student at Pensacola Christian college. During his college years, he traveled with the acting team, was student body chaplain for two years, and worked in four different churches in Virginia and Florida. He also, traveled in evangelism, and was the student body president during his senior year.

Shortly after graduating from Trinity Baptist College in 1994, he began his ministry at Kerwin Baptist Church and served for six years as Your Director. He also served as Assistant Pastor, Music Director and Bus Director. In 2000, he began his ministry in full-time evangelism. He married Julie Smith in 2003, and God has blessed them with three boys. He returned to Kerwin in 2009 to succeed Joe Myers as Pastor. Daniel Munro Hawtree, Jr., became the head pastor of Kerwin Baptist Church on March 11, 2012.

Dr. Joe Myers

Pastor Emeritus

Pastor Joe W. Myers grew up at the Woodland Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and was saved there as a teenager in 1956. He answered to call to preach there in 1958. In November of 1958, under the direction of his Pastor, Rev. R. Zeno Groce, he opened the Woodland Baptist Rescue Mission on Trade Street in Winston-Salem and served there for three years and three months. That ministry has grown into what is now known as the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission. In March of 1962, he accepted the pastorate of Kerwin Baptist Church in Kernersville, North Carolina, till 2012. On May 17, 1989, Pastor Joe Myers received a Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida at the hand of Dr. Bob Gray.  

Pastor Myers resides in Kernersville, North Carolina. His loving wife of 63 years, went home to be with the Lord August of 2020. They have two grown children, Kevin and Joanna, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Pastor Myers’ hobbies are soul winning and preaching.

Jacob Jarriel

Assistant Pastor

Frank Newsome Jr

Youth Pastor

David Fulp II

Children's Pastor

Dr. John and Dr. Karen Huffman

Church Counselors