Our Staff

David Oakley



Dave became the pastor of Wingate Baptist Church in January 2019. He previously served as Minister of Youth and Children at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA. Dave received a B.A. from Oklahoma Baptist University and an M.Div. from Baylor University. 

Dave and his wife, Samantha, are the proud parents of three children: Eli, Taylor, and Sadie.

Ron Glover

Associate Pastor


Ron has been at Wingate Baptist since 2010 after having served churches in Wilmington, NC and Monroe, NC. He is a graduate of Duke University (BA in American Church History), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spirituality). He is married to Louise (also a minister), and enjoys playing the piano, Southern literature, and Duke Basketball.

Ron has two ministry passions: the planning and leading of worship and the ministry of spiritual formation within the congregation.

Louise Glover


Sam Oakley

Interim Director of Youth and Children's Ministries


Sam Oakley is the Interim Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries.  She holds an M.Div./M.S.W. from Baylor University and served in churches and schools in Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee before coming to Wingate Baptist Church.  She is excited to find new ways to partner with parents in helping children discover God and working with youth as they develop a faith that transforms their lives.  Sam and her husband Dave enjoy serving at Wingate Baptist Church together as they raise their three children alongside of this loving community of faith

Polly Bostic


Dawn Broom