Pastors & Staff

Scott York

Worship Pastor

Scott has been the Worship Pastor at PVBC since 2009.    He has previously served in  churches in Georgia, Florida and Tennessee. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from UT Chattanooga and a Master of Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.   He has been married to his wife, Amy since 1988.  Amy has been a vital part of the music ministry at each church where they have served.   Together, they have 3 sons, who are also musically gifted.  His two oldest sons, Alex and Taylor, along with their wives are all in the praise band at Pine Valley.  Scott leads the choir and praise band every week with a blend of contemporary songs and hymns.   At Christmas, he leads the Living Christmas Tree, a tradition for our church and community.   In addition to serving at Pine Valley, he also plays trumpet in the Wilmington Symphonic Winds.

Brad Lavoie

Student Pastor

Brad Lavoie joined Pine Valley Baptist Church as the Associate Pastor of Students in June of 2021.  Originally from Fredericksburg, VA, Brad graduated from Bluefield College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Following seminary, Brad spent 8 years serving in Charlotte, NC before being called to Wilmington.  Brad is married to his wife, Jenna, and they have two children.  Brad has a passion for students and desires for them to know Jesus personally.  He believes their time in middle school and high school is the perfect time to build a strong foundation of faith in God that will continue to grow throughout their lives. 

Anna Worley

Children's Minister

Anna Worley serves as the Kids Ministry Director. While pursuing a career in school psychology, Anna felt led by God to creatively share the gospel with kids and serve families within the local church setting. After surrendering to God’s call on her life, Anna began serving at different churches across North Carolina before arriving in Wilmington in 2020 and joining the staff at Pine Valley. 
Anna desires to see families follow Jesus together, by equipping parents to lead in their homes, and teaching kids from an early age the Scriptures that will make them wise for salvation. Anna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from North Greenville University. In her free time, Anna enjoys watching movies, reading, taking road trips, and cheering on the New York Yankees. 

Carla Arnett

Financial Director

Bio coming soon!

Laura York

Administrative Assistant

Laura York has been attending Pine Valley Baptist Church for a majority of her life and has been working as the Administrative Assistant since June of 2016.  She has degrees in Music and Mathematics and also serves in the praise band and with the youth ministry along with her husband, Alex.  In addition to her duties at PVBC, Laura also plays clarinet in several ensembles around the community.

Ann Turkal

Weekday Preschool Director

An Atlanta native, Ann worked as a mechanical engineer for six years after graduating from Georgia Tech, becoming a stay-at-home mom after the birth of her and husband Mark’s first child in 1991.  Ann and Mark have attended Pine Valley Baptist since moving to Wilmington in 1993 with their two children.  She first accepted the call to minister to preschoolers and their families over thirty years ago as a preschool Sunday school teacher in Raleigh, and has worked with young children in various capacities in a church setting continuously since then.  When PVB Weekday Preschool opened in 2006, she was excited to serve as a teacher for the first two years and finally as the director starting in 2008.

Lynwood Nixon

Facilities Director

I was born in Erin, N.C. at the Good Hope Hospital on December 2, 1950. Married to Gwendolyn Marie Smith Dec 19, 1969.
Reborn into the Family of Jehovah during the Easter Revival at Long Leaf Baptist Church in 1971. I was Ordained to be a deacon in 1975 at Long Leaf Baptist Church. Gwen and I sang with the group Ichthys for eight years. The group and its soloists worked with Johnny Hunt as the main group supporting his ministry, we also became a main singing group for revivals around the TV6 viewing Area. It was wonderful to lift our voices in praise to Jehovah and to see His people rejoice with us. We were blessed from 1978 until 1986 to be able to be with Toby and Susan Frost and others in such an Anointed Group.  After Ichthys was disbanded as God called Toby and Susan to Preach we sang with other groups for the next four years until I was called by God to Preach His Word. Gwen and I began to preach and sing as God opened doors for us. Within two years God had us on the road 50 weeks a year. We would do Revivals and Interim Pastorates as God would make available to us. In 2007 God brought us back home to care for my Mother. She had cancer, and she went to be with God on Mother’s Day 2009.  We were one again able to go on the road doing God’s Work until 2012. Gwen’s Mother was sick and we were needed once again to take care of a Loved One. At the same time God was working with us about moving our church home.  God chose Pine Valley Baptist Church as our new home. You my brothers and sisters know the rest of the story. Thank you for your Love and Prayers.

Ruth Spangler


Ruth has been on staff since February 2022.   She brings over 50 years of playing experience to our church.