Joey is a native of North Carolina. Born and raised in Greensboro, and it was here that he would meet Jesus at a young age, fall in love with Nicole, and serve in his first student ministry.
Joey answered the call to ministry while attending Pensacola Christian College and he earned his degree in Biblical Studies. Upon returning home, Joey and Nicole married and served as student pastor in Greensboro for 3 years. God called them to Dunn, NC to serve as student pastor for over 8 years at Central Baptist Church. While in Dunn, God blessed them with 2 boys, Caleb and Jacob.
During the 12 years of student ministry, Joey was given opportunities to preach, see large numbers of students saved, develop leaders, lead missions teams, lead a building project, establish campus ministries, establish and lead a multi site campus, and grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. At the beginning of 2011, God called Joey to reach his hometown, Greensboro, with the gospel of Christ by planting Restoration Church.
He is an avid fisherman, hunter, Tar heel fan and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Joey’s passion is to see the gospel take root in the hearts of people in Greensboro which will result in lives being restored for Jesus, and churches planted throughout the world.
Sarah grew up in Fuquay-Varina, NC and asked Jesus to be her Savior at the age of 7. She graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC and married Bryan. They have 2 boys, Joshua and Nathan.
Sarah and Bryan met The Baynes and became friends while living in Dunn, NC in 2008. A few years later, Joey and Nicole shared the vision of a church plant in Greensboro and Bryan and Sarah felt God calling them to be a part of Restoration Church. Sarah has served in various areas of Children’s Ministry since her early teen years and believes that Children’s Ministry is not a babysitting service but an opportunity for kids to meet Jesus on their level in a fun and exciting environment.
Sarah enjoys craft projects, cake decorating, is a devoted Hobby Lobby customer and rather keen on bacon.
Alek has been born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. From a young age, he travelled the East Coast of the United States singing in a Southern Gospel group with his parents. His first time on stage was at the age of 2.
Before joining our team in January of 2015, Alek was on staff at a church in central Virginia. He loves singing, playing guitar and piano and he is thankful that he has the opportunity to lead the people of Restoration Church in the worship of The Lord. His father is the worship leader at Life Community Church in High Point, North Carolina. Alek is currently pursuing a career in Culinary Arts, in addition to his career as a worship leader.
In his free time, Alek enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, cooking, playing golf, football, and basketball. He is a huge Golden State Warrior, Tarheel, and Panther fan.
David & Danielle Key
David and Danielle were both born and raised in Archdale, North Carolina. They met while attending NC State University.
They joined the Restoration team in 2013 and have a passion for seeing people form relationships with others within and outside the Body of Christ.
David and Danielle are excited to welcome their first daughter this Spring and spend much of their time preparing for her arrival. David enjoys hunting, fishing and playing basketball. Danielle enjoys crafting and traveling.
Life Group Overseer