St. John of Raleigh
Pastor Allen E. Warren & First Lady Linda Warren
Reverend Allen E. Warren was born in Alamance County to the late Allen and Argrow Warren. Mrs. Linda Warren was also born in Alamance County to the late Herbert and Maggie Perkins. They have been married since 1981 and have five children –Tamika, Tyrone, Christopher, Christian, and Geanna. They also have six grandchildren.
The Warrens attended Alamance Community College of Alamance County in Burlington, North Carolina, and are very active in their community. Currently, she is employed by the Alamance County Health Department. She is president of the Hopkins-Matthew Missionary Society and serves on the Stewardess Board. Pastor Warren served in the United States Navy, Concerned Citizens, Alamance Civic Affairs, is former Vice President of the Ministers Alliance of Alamance County, former Board Member of the Commission of Allied Churches of Alamance; and the Chairman for Community Watch for Alamance County. He received numerous awards as General Manager of Byrd’s Distribution Center for 18 years where he supervised over 70 employees. Pastor Warren is also an Honorary Member of the Burlington Police Department and the Coordinator of the Sons of Allen for the Eastern District. Pastor Warren has extensive pastoral experience, leading over six churches over his 30+ years of ministry.
Minister Simeon & Reverend Terri Hutchinson
On January 2, 2010, Minister Simeon and Reverend Terri Hutchinson were joined in holy matrimony. Simeon is a native of Savannah, Georgia and a graduate of Shaw University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications. He also has a Master of Education degree from Liberty University with a specialty of School Counseling. He accepted his call to ministry on November 4, 2012 and was licensed to minister the Gospel in March 2013 in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Since then he has been on the move for Christ through preaching, teaching, mentoring the youth and other activities. Min. Simeon is currently the Chair for the Sons of Allen Men’s Ministry at St. John.
Reverend Terri Hutchinson is originally from Swansea, South Carolina. She graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a Bachelor and Master of Arts degree in English. She also has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Educational Leadership. She is an Instructor of English at Johnston Community College. She is also a published author of inspirational fiction. Rev. Hutchinson received her ordination in the African Methodist Episcopal church in June of 2013 and was blessed to serve as pastor at St. Matthew AMEC of Weldon, NC. She currently serves as Director of Christian Education for St. John. Now residing in Knightdale, NC, together, the Hutchinsons are the proud parents of a little girl. They also have a daughter who is a resident of Savannah, Georgia. Together, they strive to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through word and action. They work to encourage others through their testament of the love of God.
Reverend Daren Funderburk
Minister Daren Funderburk has a love for teaching, whether its Sunday School or a small men's group. He is currently working on his Master of Divinity degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a passion about connecting people to God and serving on mission trips both in the US and abroad, answering the call to fulfill the Great Commission. Minister Funderburk's happy place is whenever he can spend time with his immediate family, whether it is having dinner together, watching a movie or traveling. He is an avid landscape photographer.
Minister Mark and Raychelle Wood, II
Minister Mark A. Wood II, is a native of Grasonville, MD. He accepted his calling to preach at Robinson AME Church and was licensed as an Exhorter. In 2010, Mark relocated to Raleigh, NC and transferred his affiliation to St. John. As a man of God, Exhorter Wood is always diligently working within and very faithful to the body of Christ. He has been and remains an encouragement of the youth, especially the young men. Every day that passes his mission is to try and make a difference in the world by reaching one soul at a time. In 2015, Exhorter Wood married his lovely wife, Raychelle, and together they are the proud parents of four children Mariana, Mark III, Markayla, and Markel. He is currently employed with RDU International Airport. His mission is to try and make a difference in the world by reaching one soul at a time.