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, 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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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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david johnston

children's pastor

David joined Wildwood's staff in 2016. After earning a degree in education in 2006,  David served in children's ministry as a semester missionary with the North American Mission Board. Since then, he has worked on staff with churches in Georgia and Alabama. David and his wife Jennifer met at Georgia Southern University, they married in 2008, and they have one daughter.

David graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. He loves seeing children get excited about God's Word, and has a passion for equipping parents to raise their children in God honoring homes that reflect the Gospel.

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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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