Our Team

Rev. Dr. Adam Hammond, Senior Pastor

Dr. Adam Hammond and his family came to us in September 2018 with 26 years of ministry experience. He and his wife Amber have 5 children and are excited about ministry in the Lake Gaston area. He believes in the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to change lives and desires to lead the church in a passionate pursuit of the Great Commission. Pastor Adam is a native Floridian, and has served churches in Florida, Texas and Alabama.  Pastor Adam has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading old Puritan books, keeping up with NASCAR, and watching reruns of the Andy Griffith Show. Please feel free to give Pastor Adam a call if you have any questions regarding the ministries of the Church. 


Rev. Josiah Antill, MDiv. Associate Pastor for Family Ministries and Worship

Having grown up at Lake Gaston Baptist Church, Josiah began serving at Lake Gaston Baptist as Associate Pastor in June 2017. He has a B.S. in Music Industry from Chowan University and Master of Divinity from Campbell University Divinity School. Josiah has served in the local church in many different capacities, most recently as the Minister of Music and Youth at First Baptist Church, Scotland Neck. He believes that strong families build strong communities both inside and outside the church. Josiah is married to Haley and the two have four beautiful children, Jeydan, Hanalee, Luke, and Selah.


Clenel Preval

Missionary in Residence

Born and raised in Haiti, Clenel and his family came to the Littleton community in the winter of 2016. Having served in a lay capacity in churches in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Clenel most recently worked in a tentmaker capacity while planting a Haitian church in Brazil. The Lord, however, slowly brought the family to the United States and eventually Littleton, NC. In the summer of 2017 Clenel was hired as a Missionary-in-Residence with his primary responsibilities focused on leading the evangelistic work of Lake Gaston Baptist Church in the township of Littleton and nearby communities.

Clenel is married to Lovelie and the two have two boys, Kenly and Roudley.


Bill and Ev Wesson

Custodian and Office Administrator

Bill and Ev Wesson have been attending Lake Gaston Baptist Church since the mid-80’s and became members in 2009.  They have served in various capacities in ministries there including, as Nursery volunteers, Sunday School teachers, Vacation Bible School workers, and Ev as a choir member.  They also participate with Baptists on Mission in various towns in North Carolina, with Bill driving the Health Screening Bus and Ev serving as the Hostess.  They enjoy serving their pastors and other church family members at the church – Ev, as Office Administrator, and Bill as Custodian, which they have been doing since mid-August 2022.