Our Pastoral Staff

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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, where he has served to this present time. In these years, the Sunday School attendance has grown from 60 to a record day of 1143. The property value has increased from 20,000.00 to over 4,000,000. The annual income has increased from 2,350.00 to over 1,000,000. Pastor Myers had led the Kerwin Baptist Church in establishing an extensive missions program, bus ministry, CD and DVD ministry, TV ministry, radio ministry, broadcasting the Sunday evening service live from the church auditorium, an active youth ministry, an area wide visitation outreach, and we operated our school K-3 -12th grade from 1972-2007. Through these years many have been called from the church into full time Christian service and are serving the Lord today in various places. Many are presently enrolled in Christian colleges preparing for full-time Christian service in the future. 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 is presently serving on the board of directors with the Tim Lee Ministries in Garland, Texas. He has served as the Vic-Moderator of the Annual Southwide Baptist Fellowship in 1990 and a Moderator of the Southwide Baptist Fellowship in 1991. Pastor Myers resides in Kernersville, North Carolina with his wife, Dorcas. They have two grown children, Kevin and Joanna, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Pastor Myers’ hobbies are soul winning and preaching.

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Jacob Jarriel

Assistant Pastor

Jacob Jarriel was born in 1987 to Ronnie & Sharon Jarriel of Walkertown. He grew up in Kernersville involved at Kerwin Baptist Church. He trusted Christ as savior at a Kerwin Baptist Christian School fall retreat in Hillsville, VA. He served as the student body president at Kerwin Baptist Christian School, before graduating in 2005. He attended Hyles-Anderson College and graduated in 2009.  Jacob began serving as an intern at Kerwin Baptist Church in December 2009. He became the youth pastor in 2010 and served in that capacity for 5 years. In addition, he has served as the children’s pastor, church pianist and upward sports director. He is currently serving as the Administrative pastor and Upward Sports director. He was married in 2011 to Jessica Jarriel and they have 3 children.

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Frank Newsome Jr

Youth Pastor

Frank Newsome is the youth pastor here at Kerwin Baptist Church. Frank has been attending Kerwin literally his entire life, his grandpa Linus Newsome began the bus ministry at Kerwin, and his parents met on one of our bus routes as children. Frank accepted the Lord Jesus in August of 2004 in a tent revival here at Kerwin, he studied youth ministries at Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville Florida. Frank has been on staff at Kerwin since February of 2016. Frank has a passion for our teenagers, and desires to see each them enter into a relationship with Jesus, and to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord. Frank married his wife, Jessica Newsome, in 2014. Frank and Jessica have two beautiful little children.

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David Fulp II

Children's Pastor

David was born in 1993 and raised in the home of Dr. David and Lisa Fulp. David accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 5 on January 17, 1999. Later he accepted the call to preach at 18 in the summer of 2011. David studied pastorial ministries with an emphsis in digital media at Pensacola Christian College from 2012-2016. There he was able to serve in various different ways, and was the Student Body Chaplain for a year. David interned in the summer of 2015, and later came on staff at KBC in the summer 2016. As Children’s Pastor, David is over the Kidville Children’s Ministry, where there are many different opportunities to reach children and their families for our Savior. He married his wife, Sara Fulp, in the summer of 2019.