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HCR037: Community Outreach

In this episode, I interview my good friend, Wade Cox, pastor of Nall Memorial Baptist Church in Burlington, NC. Here are some of the points we discuss:
  • We talk about the purposes of our weekly meeting together, and the importance of pastors taking time to get to know one another and pray together.
  • We talk about Wade’s heart to reach the lost in a particular community in our town, and how he has started meeting people there and asking if he can pray for them.
  • Wade shares some stories about some surprises he has encountered, as well as some successes God has granted.
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Wade CoxDr. Wade Cox

Pastor Wade has served as the Pastor of Nall Memorial Baptist Church since 1994. He is an Alamance County native and graduated from Graham High School in 1984. Wade met his beautiful and talented wife Dannette while in college at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA and they were married in 1994. They have two daughters, Michaela (16) and Courtney (14), and live in Haw River. Wade earned an from Alamance Community College (’86), a B.S. degree from Liberty University (’90), a M.A.R (’92) and a M.Div. (’94) from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree (’08) also from Liberty Seminary. In addition to serving as pastor-teacher at Nall Memorial, Wade teaches Christian Worldview at Veritas Classes in Elon, NC, and also teaches Introduction to Christian Thought; and, Fundamental Theological Issues as an Adjunct Professor with Liberty University Online.

Hobbies include: working in the yard tending his Muscadine grape vines and the family herb garden, rabbit hunting with his little Beagles, collecting old American made 28 gauge SXS doubles and reading with his wife while sipping a Skim Café Mocha.
Loves vacationing with the family in the NC mountains in Mid-October and Surf fishing with the family on Ocracoke Island.
Favorite foods: Grilled Rainbow Trout, Grilled Quail, Nesbitt and Triumph Muscadines, Apple Butter on Cornbread, and all things Peanut Butter.
Favorite Beverages: Skim Café Mochas (no Whip cream) at Panera, and Green Tea with lemon and local Honey.
Exercise: Walks 2 miles most every day while praying/praising or listening to sermon podcasts.
Currently on IPod: Chip Ingram, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Dave Ramsey.
Most recent Sermon Series: verse-by-verse through the Epistle of James.
Other recent books read: Who’s Afraid of the Holy Spirit by Daniel Wallace (a moderate Cessationist); and, Straight Talk on Spiritual Power by Bill Hull (a moderate Continuationist).