Meet Our Staff
Dr. Reggie Rushing
Reggie Rushing was chosen to be the first fulltime chaplain at Holden Beach Chapel in September of 2018. Previous to his coming to the Chapel, Reggie was the Senior Minister at Louisburg Baptist Church in Louisburg, NC for nearly 16 years. Additionally, he has an extensive background in church music as he began his ministry vocation as a Minister of Music.
Reggie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree in Music from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He received his theological education from the Campbell University Divinity School where he received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees.
Sandy, Reggie's wife, has a Bachelor of Music degree from the UNC-Greensboro School of Music. She has taught music in public and private schools and has served as the Director of Marketing and Development in Wilmington, NC for United Cerebral Palsy of North Carolina. She was also the VP of Advancement for Louisburg College in Louisburg, NC.
Reggie and Sandy have three adult children. Eldest son, Matthew, is a Family Medicine Physician in Greenville, NC and his wife, Karrie, is the Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Greenville. They have two children, Anna and Matthew, Jr.
Ernie, who has his PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, is the Associate Dean of Strategic Enrollment in the School of Nursing at Vanderbuilt University, in Nashville, TN. His wife, Meghan, is employed at Duke University as the Public Relations Specialist for Undergraduate Admissions. They have a son, Luke, and a daughter, Belle.
Youngest child and only daughter, Molly, is married to Dr. Layne Wallace, pastor of Rosemary Baptist Church in Roanoke Rapids, NC. Molly teaches High School in Halifax County, NC. She and Layne have two daughters, Ainsley and Abbie.
Sandy Rushing holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from UNC-G and has extensive experience in Church Music Programs. In addition to serving as accompanists at several churches, she has been the Director of Children's Ministries in multiple settings, in which her duties included directing choirs, ensembles, and instrumental groups. She is also a licensed real estate agent but her favorite job is being Mimi to her grandchildren.
Deneesa Stafford comes to Brunswick County from the mountains of Avery County, NC. She has one daughter, Jerrica, son in law, Donnie, one grandson, Hunter and a granddaughter, Jaelyn.
Prior to coming to HBC, Deneesa had 30 years experience working in various office settings, as receptionist, bookkeeper, secretary/administrative assistant and office manager.
Along with spending time with her family, Deneesa enjoys meeting new people, spending time at the ocean and the mountains, crafting, reading, antiquing or 'junking' through consignment and second-hand stores.