Our Ministry Team

Dr. James Seymour, Senior Pastor

Dr. James and Dawn Seymour

Dr. James Seymour has had a very exciting ministry journey. For 16 years he and his wife Dawn served as missionaries, first in Alaska and then in Africa.

He was the Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Saint Augustine’s College for 12 years, and has been the Executive Director of two international non-profit organizations before coming to NHC.

Dawn Seymour serves as the Director of Women’s Ministry at North Haven.

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Ben Taylor, Family Life Pastor

Ben and Brook Taylor

Ben takes on a new role at North Haven in 2016. Along with his wife, Brook, he oversees ministry to middle and high school youth in addition to young married couples

Ben was born in South America to missionary parents. At age nine, he and his family returned to North Carolina. He has served for the past several years as a teacher and leader for men’s ministry and small group Bible studies while also serving the North Carolina State Highway Patrol as a Master Trooper. Ben and Brook desire to see marriages restored and families thriving. They have been instrumental in ministering to couples through planning and hosting marriage enrichment events. They are the proud parents to two young daughters, Sarah and Hannah.

Josh Wade, Music and Special Events Coordinator

Josh and Anne, Jackson and Joshua Wade

Josh has been directing the Music Program at North Haven since August of 2007. Playing the piano from age nine and spending most of his life within the Church, he considers serving in the Kingdom a tremendous blessing and joy.

Josh is married to a very talented and wonderful wife, Anne Marie, who shares his passion for music. Anne directs the choir at NHC. They are proud parents of two young boys, Jackson and Joshua.

With exceptional organizational skills and boundless energy, Josh also serves North Haven church by giving oversight to special ministry events in collaboration with department leaders.

Hal Bredbenner, Executive Pastor

Hal and Vickie Bredbenner

Hal manages many of the day-to-day business operations and administration at NHC. He has decades of experience in administration and governance of churches, missions organizations, and non-profits.

Hal and his wife, Vickie, are active in numerous ministries at North Haven. They help with the food pantry, music ministries, children’s work, adult education and missions. They love their fellowship and are interested in seeing God’s character revealed in every aspect, whether it’s financial management, the appearance of our facilities, or the way we worship God and care for each other.

Ashley Henderson, Children’s Ministry Pastor

Ashley and Jerald, and daughters

Ashley leads all aspects of Children’s Ministry at North Haven. She came to Raleigh from her hometown of Virginia Beach to study at Meredith College. Later, after leading youth and young adult ministries outside Detroit, Michigan, Ashley and her husband Jerald returned to Raleigh to start a family. Ashley transitioned to Children’s Ministries at that time and has ministered in that area since 1999. Ashley, her husband, and two daughters cherish times serving Christ together. In her free time she enjoys photography, baking, traveling, and shopping!

Landria Benish, Office Administrator

Landria and Brian Benish

Landria helps part-time to keep the North Haven office running. She is responsible for weekly mailings, bulletins, sermon PowerPoint presentations and facility scheduling.

Wake County is home to Landria, a Raleigh-native and NCSU graduate. She married her husband Brian in 2003 and they have two young daughters, Autumn and Morgan. Although previously a competitive swimmer, Landria spends more time now shopping!

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