Meet Our Leadership & Staff

Pastor Timothy L. Dortch

Senoir Pastor

Pastor Timothy Leon Dortch, a native of Goldsboro, NC, is the fourth child born to the late Charles Alphonza Dortch, Sr., and Beatrice Silver Dortch, and a 1987 graduate of Goldsboro High School.

He attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC for one year immediately after graduating from high school, and returned to Goldsboro, where he attended Wayne Community College for two years.  He is a 2008 graduate of Mount Olive College, Mount Olive, North Carolina, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Religion, and a 2011 honors graduate (Cum Laude) of Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota with a Master of Science degree in Human Services with a specialization in Counseling Studies.

Pastor Dortch preached his initial sermon in May of 1989 and was licensed a minister by the First African Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Isaac B. Horton, II.  He was ordained in 1990 by the Bear Creek Missionary Baptist Association.

He has been serving as Pastor of Word of Truth Christian Fellowship (formerly Eastern Chapel Missionary Baptist Church) since November 1990, and is the Overseer of The Sheepfold Church of Jesus, Goldsboro, NC and The Shepherd’s Branch Ministry, Mount Olive, NC.

Pastor Dortch is happily married to the former Terri Jones, and is the proud father of three lovely children: Briana Shanae, Kayleon Elizabeth, and Timothy Elijah.

If the Lord should say the same, he plans to further his education by pursuing a Doctorate degree in Lifespan Development Psychology from NC State University in the not-too-distant future.

Most importantly, he is a born again, Spirit-filled believer who loves the Lord and enjoys preaching and teaching the Word of God to all who will receive.

Elect Lady Terri J. Dortch

Elect Lady

Elect Lady

Terri Jones Dortch, a native of Goldsboro, NC, is the first of three children born to the late Terry L. Jones, and Tenia P. Jones.  She is a 1988 graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC, and a 1992 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
By spiritual gift, she is a teacher. She has enjoyed teaching Sunday School and Bible studies for all ages over the years. She now serves as Women’s Ministry Director for Women of Truth at Word of Truth Christian Fellowship.
In the community, she serves as President of the Goldsboro Branch of the National Association of University Women, where they focus on educating youth and providing scholarships for higher education.
She loves the Lord and her family more than anything. The Word of God is her treasure and she loves studying it. She enjoys reading, puzzles, math, fishing, and all kinds of sports and games. She loves to have fun, yet she likes organization. Her mission statement is to educate and organize, pursuing excellence in herself and others.


Deacon Charles Sutton

Deacon Board Chairman

Deacon Michael Smith


Deacon Pinkney Cherry


Deacon William McGowan


Deacon David Randolph


Trustee William Edwards


Trustee Charles Lane