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Riley Powell

Pastor Riley is the grandfather of Tye, Hudson, Knox, Rush, Wyatt, Ava and Griffin.  He has pastored churches in Illinois, Ohio and North Carolina for the past 35 years.  He is an alumnus of Olivet Nazarene University and Nazarene Bible College and holds a degree in Biblical Studies.

He is a true Chicago Cub fan, having grown up in the Windy City.  He really misses John Wayne and hopes to see him again one day.  He enjoys reading about the Civil War, biographies and leadership.  He is conservative in his religious beliefs and his politics.  He thinks his wife Karen is beautiful and loves being around his two girls Crystal and April.  He hopes to be named Customer of the Year by Bojangles one day.

Although his time spent in Ohio changed him forever, he’s glad to be back in North Carolina.  He tries to live his life heeding the advice of Ps. 1:1, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.”