919-244-1601 • 910 Twyla Road • Cary, North Carolina 27519 joe@collegeparkministries.org

Leadership

Matt & Becky Walker

Pastor Matthew Walker

Pastor and Becky founded College Park in 2003 after a year-long internship at Fairfax Baptist Temple in the Washington, D.C. area. They are both graduates of Bob Jones University where they met while in school. They have two children, Aaron and Melanie, who are now both college students themselves. Becky serves in a variety of roles for the church including secretary and bookkeeper. Pastor has a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Maranatha Baptist University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in theology from Piedmont International University. He also has a Certificate in Apologetics from BIOLA. He is presently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from Bob Jones University. Pastor is adjunct faculty at Maranatha Baptist University where he teaches online for the Seminary. He also teaches a weekly Bible class here at College Park geared to homeschool students. The subject for this semester is Ethics: Discovering God’s Opinion of Right vs. Wrong. Pastor is reading Jim Berg’s book Essential Virtues: Marks of the Christ-centered Life. He is also writing a book on spiritual warfare expected to be published next year. Pastor can be found on LinkedIn.

Deacons

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 is involved in children’s ministries and teaches at Cary Christian School.
Ricky Knox is the former interim police chief in Raleigh and is now the director of security for the North Carolina Museum of Art. Ricky is a 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 class.
Jim Poindexter has a degree in chemistry, though these days he spends most of his time in Real Estate both as a realtor and a landlord. Jim is often found mowing the grass at the church or fixing one of the mowers. Jim is also our head usher and he coordinates that ministry. Carol is our church treasurer.
Hamsa Devadanam lives in Cary with his wife Swarna, and their two sons, Nathan and Aaron. He works as a software consultant, Swarna teaches Math at local High School and leads neighborhood women’s Bible study at their home.

Other Ministry Leaders

Jim & Dianne Matzko

Music Ministry

Jim Matzko lives in Morrisville with his wife Dianne. He has been involved in music since he joined his church choir at the age of 4. He has performed in community choirs and orchestras for over 50 years. He has been a music director for more than 35 years, in 6 different churches. He and his wife, Dianne, met while both were playing in the cello section of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. His formal education are degrees in engineering and business. Dianne has a degree in music education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She has been an instrumental music teacher for over 20 years in Christian School education. She plays the piano and serves in Kids4Truth. Dianne also plays cello in the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra. Jim and Dianne have 4 grown daughters: Becky, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Deborah.

Pastoral Assistant

Joseph Jo (volunteer)

Teen Ministry

Brian McBrayer

Kids4Truth

John and Michelle Pasui

Sunrise Retirement Home

Ron Harrod

Durham Rescue Mission Liaison

Joseph Jo (volunteer)