Pastors & Staff

Dr. Stephen Anthony

Senior Pastor

Bio coming soon!

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.

Student Pastor

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.

Sarah Fraser

Weekday Preschool Director

Sarah Fraser has attended Pine Valley Baptist with her husband Keith since July of 2014. Together they have 3 children involved in the children’s program at PVBC. Originally from the piedmont of North Carolina, Keith and Sarah decided to plant roots in Wilmington after both attending college at UNC Wilmington where Sarah has a degree in Entrepreneurship & Business Development from.

Throughout her time at Pine Valley Baptist, Sarah has served in various ministries like the nursery and youth group, Vacation Bible School, and helped relaunch the Connect Team. She currently serves as the nursery coordinator and 1st and 2nd grade Sunday School Teacher.

She has a heart for connection and believes the preschool can serve as a great bridge for families to start walking with Jesus and finding a church home. Sarah will always say yes to coffee (and tacos.)

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.