Our Pastor, Jim Baldwin
Jim Baldwin has been serving as pastor at Newton Grove Baptist since January, 2015. Jim is married to the love of his life, ENan. Jim and ENan met in high school in Wilmington, NC and just celebrated 40 years of marriage. They have two married children and four “marvelous” grandchildren.
Jim is a graduate of Davidson College in Davidson, NC and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He also earned a Doctor of Ministry in Marriage and Family from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Jim has served as pastor for over 30 years and managed a staffing company for 4 years.
Jim loves walking on the beach with ENan and spending time with his family. He is passionate about missions, marriage enrichment and preaching. His philosophy of church is summed up in a song by Kyle Mathews, “What in the World.”
If we were not loved to love
If we were not touched to touch
If we were not led to lead
If we were not fed to feed
If you did not set us free
So that our souls might lead
Prisoners towards the open door
Then, Lord, what in the world did you save us for?