BOARD OF DEACONS
Luby Tyner, Jr.
Pastor Eric was raised in Kenly, NC and attended Branch Chapel as a youth. He answered the call to preach in May 2013 and was ordained in August 2014. He holds a Graduate's and Bachelor's degree in Christian Ministry from Carolina Bible Institute and is an alumni of Smithfield-Selma Senior High and Johnston Community College. Prior to coming to Branch Chapel he was the pastor of Union Chapel OFWB Church of Middlesex, and the Campus Minister for the Free Will Baptist Children's Home. Pastor Eric is passionate about the Word of God and serves as an instructor for Carolina Bible Institute, located in Pine Level, NC. His vision is to see people not just know about Jesus but to know who Jesus really is through discipleship and relationships . He has been happily married since May, 2003 to his wife Lisa. Together they have three children; Raegan, Logan, and Jackson.
Jacob Cottle is from Vanceboro, NC; and is currently a student at the University of Mount Olive. God placed a call to vocational ministry upon Jacob at the age of sixteen.
Jacob has a God-given passion for youth ministry with a desire to see youth develop into a Christ-centered community. He is also passionate about helping people worship God well so that they live out what they believe.