pastoral staff & ministry directors

Our pastoral staff helps guide the direction of our church, by focusing on, and following, our one true God.

Ric cadle

Senior pastor

After several years in a successful business career, Ric came to full-time ministry in 2001. After serving for nine years at a church in Indiana, Ric became Wildwood's senior pastor in 2010. Ric is a definite "people-person," a gifted counselor, a dynamic teacher, and a visionary leader. In addition to his experience in full-time church ministry, he is also a sought-after leader and speaker for men's conferences and marriage retreats. Ric says "I get excited when I see an individual grow in their understanding of who God truly is, and then display His love to others."

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Read his latest newsletter article here.

steve coleman

Worship pastor

Born and raised in South Carolina, Steve is a 1989 graduate of the University of South Carolina, with a B.A. in Music. After working briefly in audio-visual production, Steve and his wife Carol began full-time ministry, serving churches in North Carolina and Florida before coming to Wildwood in 1999.

Steve's passions for ministry are helping people to connect with God through worship, and mentoring other worship leaders.

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Matt began serving at Wildwood in 2019. He is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee where he served in full-time student ministry. Matt and his wife Katherine married in 2012 and they have a son, Isaiah. 


Matt completed his B.A. at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in Pineville, KY, and his Masters at Liberty Theological Seminary. Matt is passionate about ministering to students and helping them grow in their walk with the Lord.

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dANIEL & carmen sUTTON

cHILDREN'S ministry

Daniel, his wife, Carmen, and their 3 children (Benjamin, Andrew, and Elaina) have been attending Wildwood since February 2020. 

In his full-time career, Daniel is currently a Director of Human Resources with a Physicians Group and has been in HR for the last 10 years.  In ministry, he has held both Full-Time and Part-Time Ministry service positions in Music, Administration and Children's Departments.


Carmen also has a passion for ministering to children and currently teaches Middle School at

North Cobb Christian School.

Daniel and Carmen both have always strived to serve in any way possible in the Lord's work and are delighted to have this opportunity to minister and guide the children of Wildwood and pray that the work given will glorify our Lord and speak to the hearts and minds of your children!

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Sabrina guthrie

weekday and dockside PRESCHOOL director

Sabrina and her husband, Kerry, have been members of Wildwood Baptist since 1990 where she served in the Preschool department for seven years. She was extremely active in women ministries and missions. She is the mother of three children: Nathan, Morgan, and Macy.

In 2003, the Guthrie family was called to overseas missions where they served in Asia for 13 1/2 years. Much of Sabrina's ministry was serving and working in the orphanages. She spent time teaching, caring, and loving on the children. Sabrina assisted the workers of the local orphanages in ways to implement better hygiene, childcare, and education. Through her time spent there, she shared the love of Jesus, which she views as, "The most important gift we can share with someone." Sabrina has been blessed to work with children for over 25 years and continues to view the opportunity of shaping lives of young people as, "The greatest job ever created."

In 2015, the Guthrie's returned to the states where Sabrina has worked at Wildwood Baptist Preschool and Kindergarten to date. As the Preschool Director, Sabrina hopes to continue to shape the lives of children in our community.

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