Meet Our Pastor:
Bishop Marvin T. Gwinn and his wife Jill, are originally from Akron, Ohio.
They moved to Rocky Mount, North Carolina in 1976 where Pastor Gwinn worked
for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Wilson, North Carolina. While
attending the North Rocky Mount Church of God, Pastor Gwinn experienced the
call of God to go into the ministry. He worked as Youth Pastor, then
Associate Pastor at the local church.
Soon he left the local church to pursue full time evangelistic
Eastern North Carolina. After evangelizing in Eastern North Carolina for 4 ½
years, he received his first pastoral appointment to the Elizabeth City
Church of God.
After 2 ½ years there, Rev. Gwinn moved his family to the Wrightsville
Avenue Church of God for the first time. They enjoyed blessed ministry for 6
½ years at Wrightsville Ave., Then moved to the Fair Bluff Church of God,
for 7 ½ years, where blessings followed yet again.
In 2002 they returned to Wrightsville Avenue Church of God to fulfill the
destiny that God has for them.
Sis. Jill Gwinn our Pastor's wife is President of our Ladies Ministries. She
has been involved in active ministry for more than twenty four years now.
She has worked and served with Pastor Gwinn faithfully for more than
thirty-three years. She has been a tremendous influence to those she comes
in contact with. She is a Christian, loving wife, mother and grandmother. If
You would like to get in touch with her feel free to contact her by way of
The Gwinns have two beautiful children, Rachel 27, Joshua 25, three beautiful
grandchildren, Haiden 7, Landon 3, and Reagan is our newest addition. God has blessed them with a beautiful
daughter- in- law named April from Wilmington.
The entire Gwinn family is involved in the ministry of caring and sharing
the gospel message of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.