Senior Pastor 2005- September 23,2019
Pastor Don grew up in South Jersey and played High School football and baseball. He attended Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA from 1976-80 and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Pastoral Studies from Philadelphia College of the Bible in Langhorne, PA in 1987. In between he worked at an engineering firm as a draftsman in Philadelphia, PA. Yes, he was an Eagles fan and got his fix of cheese steaks and soft pretzels whenever he visited his Mom in Cherry Hill, NJ.
He served 3 churches full time over the last 30 years. These are First Baptist Church of Asbury Park, NJ as a Youth & Interim Pastor for 6 years, First Baptist Church of Rushford, NY for 11 years and at Kitty Hawk Baptist Church since 2005.
He was married to Jill, who works as a legal assistant for the Vincent Law Firm and has 3 boys. One is a chef in Asheville, NC. The other is a chef in Raleigh, NC. His youngest is attending NC State. They also are legal guardians for their nephew who lives with them.
His life verse is Galatians 2:20
" I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."
Youth and Music Director
Jayme Hennessy joined the staff of Kitty Hawk Baptist Church in May of 2018 where she currently serves as Youth and Music Director. She met her husband Thomas in Orlando, Florida. They were married on December 14, 2002. Jayme was born in Pennsylvania but raised in Florida and Thomas is from New York, but they are happy to call North Carolina home. They have three children together, ages 16, 14, and 10. Jayme enjoys music, learning, hockey, teaching and sharing God's Word, and helping students grow in and live out their faith.