PILLAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 

Dwayne Milioni Chairman Dwayne Milioni has been the Senior Pastor at Open Door since 1999. He and his wife Kay moved to the Raleigh area from Virginia, where they both received Masters Degrees. Dwayne graduated with his Ph.D. from Southeastern Seminary, where he enjoys  teaching classes in counseling & preaching. Dwayne and Kay have four children: Cameron, Victoria, Derek, and Gabriel. Email Dwayne

Dwayne Milioni
Chairman

Dwayne Milioni has been the Senior Pastor at Open Door since 1999. He and his wife Kay moved to the Raleigh area from Virginia, where they both received Masters Degrees. Dwayne graduated with his Ph.D. from Southeastern Seminary, where he enjoys  teaching classes in counseling & preaching. Dwayne and Kay have four children: Cameron, Victoria, Derek, and Gabriel.

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Bill Curtis Vice Chairman Bill Curtis, is the Senior Pastor at Cornerstone Baptist Church. He, along with his wife, Lyla, are a real blessing to the Cornerstone family. Their daughters, Cherie and Cassie attend North Greenville University. Dr. Curtis has a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Email Bill

Bill Curtis
Vice Chairman

Bill Curtis, is the Senior Pastor at Cornerstone Baptist Church. He, along with his wife, Lyla, are a real blessing to the Cornerstone family. Their daughters, Cherie and Cassie attend North Greenville University. Dr. Curtis has a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Jose Abella Secretary Jose is from south Florida and pastors there today at Providence Road Church, a bi-lingual congregation he planted in 2010 which has experienced significant growth, both numerically and spiritually.  In his spare time, Jose loves hanging with his six kids, and beautiful wife, Nira.  Beyond pastoring and serving on our board, Jose, helps lead our Miami region, and was honored with a nomination as the 2nd VP of the Southern Baptist Convention this past summer.   Email Jose

Jose Abella
Secretary

Jose is from south Florida and pastors there today at Providence Road Church, a bi-lingual congregation he planted in 2010 which has experienced significant growth, both numerically and spiritually.  In his spare time, Jose loves hanging with his six kids, and beautiful wife, Nira.  Beyond pastoring and serving on our board, Jose, helps lead our Miami region, and was honored with a nomination as the 2nd VP of the Southern Baptist Convention this past summer.  

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Jeremy Chasteen Generation Link Director Jeremy serves as the College and Missions Pastor at Crosspoint in Clemson, SC.  He also leads Generation LINK. Jeremy has a passion for the next generation of spiritual leaders (2 Timothy 2:2) in the home and church. He also has a passion for the church to effectively evangelize the lost and disciple people to maturity in Christ. Email Jeremy

Jeremy Chasteen
Generation Link Director

Jeremy serves as the College and Missions Pastor at Crosspoint in Clemson, SC.  He also leads Generation LINK. Jeremy has a passion for the next generation of spiritual leaders (2 Timothy 2:2) in the home and church. He also has a passion for the church to effectively evangelize the lost and disciple people to maturity in Christ.

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Ryan Hutchinson Board Member Ryan is a newer face to the Pillar Board, but no stranger within Baptist circles.  Ryan or "Hutch" as he is sometimes called, serves as the Executive Vice President for Operations (COO) at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he has worked since 1997, overseeing numerous departments and hundreds of employees. Hutch has also served at 2 Pillar churches: FBC Durham, where he was an elder, and more recently, at Open Door in Raleigh, where he and his family are current members. Email Ryan  

Ryan Hutchinson
Board Member

Ryan is a newer face to the Pillar Board, but no stranger within Baptist circles.  Ryan or "Hutch" as he is sometimes called, serves as the Executive Vice President for Operations (COO) at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he has worked since 1997, overseeing numerous departments and hundreds of employees. Hutch has also served at 2 Pillar churches: FBC Durham, where he was an elder, and more recently, at Open Door in Raleigh, where he and his family are current members.

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Tim Dale Board Member Tim Dale lives in Wilson, NC with his wife and best friend Carol. Prior to his retirement in 2012, Tim served as the CEO of BB&T's Home Mortgage division.  He was part of the core team that was called by God to plant Christ Community Church in Wilson, NC where Tim previously served as an elder.  Tim loves to use his gifts in administration to support the Pillar Network. Email Tim  

Tim Dale
Board Member

Tim Dale lives in Wilson, NC with his wife and best friend Carol. Prior to his retirement in 2012, Tim served as the CEO of BB&T's Home Mortgage division.  He was part of the core team that was called by God to plant Christ Community Church in Wilson, NC where Tim previously served as an elder.  Tim loves to use his gifts in administration to support the Pillar Network.

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Warren Mainard Board Member Warren is lead pastor of Essential Church, a plant he founded in the greater Seattle area where Warren originally grew up.  Beyond pastoring there, Warren also helps lead the Seattle region for Pillar.  He and his wife Leah have been married for 20 years and have two beautiful children. Warren has a passion for young people, families, and those who feel like they are on the outside looking in.  Warren brings a lot of practical knowledge to our board, regarding the ins and outs of church planting. Email Warren

Warren Mainard
Board Member

Warren is lead pastor of Essential Church, a plant he founded in the greater Seattle area where Warren originally grew up.  Beyond pastoring there, Warren also helps lead the Seattle region for Pillar.  He and his wife Leah have been married for 20 years and have two beautiful children. Warren has a passion for young people, families, and those who feel like they are on the outside looking in.  Warren brings a lot of practical knowledge to our board, regarding the ins and outs of church planting.

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Ken Rucker Board Member Ken has been the Lead Pastor of New Branch Community Church in Dacula, Georgia since it began in 2008.  He has been married to his bride Susan, since 1989.  Susan teaches school and together they have four sons; one in college, one in the military, and two still in school. Ken has served as a pastor for over 15 years, has a strong passion for preaching and church planting, and enjoys all aspects of college athletics. Email Ken

Ken Rucker
Board Member

Ken has been the Lead Pastor of New Branch Community Church in Dacula, Georgia since it began in 2008.  He has been married to his bride Susan, since 1989.  Susan teaches school and together they have four sons; one in college, one in the military, and two still in school. Ken has served as a pastor for over 15 years, has a strong passion for preaching and church planting, and enjoys all aspects of college athletics.

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Curtis Cook Board Member Curtis has been the pastor of Hope Fellowship in Boston, MA, since it began in 2003.  He is married to his wife, Brandy and they have two children, Hannah and Brennan.  He enjoys spending time with Brandy and the kids, reading, drinking lots of coffee and occasional games of pick-up basketball and flag football. Email Curtis

Curtis Cook
Board Member

Curtis has been the pastor of Hope Fellowship in Boston, MA, since it began in 2003.  He is married to his wife, Brandy and they have two children, Hannah and Brennan.  He enjoys spending time with Brandy and the kids, reading, drinking lots of coffee and occasional games of pick-up basketball and flag football.

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