Senior Pastor

Reverend Dr. Mike Bankston was appointed to Wrightsville First in June of 2019. Mike graduated from Middle Georgia State University with a degree in History. Mike attended seminary and received his Masters of Divinity at Candler School of Theology at Emory. Mike completed his Doctorate of Ministry at Asbury Theological Seminary in 2023.Mike is married to Jenny Heard Bankston who is a teacher at Central Georgia Technical College. Mike has a passion for Christ and serving the church. He and Jenny love to travel. They love their pets (2 cats and a dog). Mike would love to talk to you about Wrightsville First. 

Children's Ministry/Nursery

Nicole Bray joined our staff in 2015. She  oversees our nursery and is a teacher in our Children's church during our 11 am worship. Nicole is married to Robert Bray.  We rotate volunteers to teach classes in the CHildren's ministry and we use the Orange curriculum. 


Wrightsville First has a growing preschool program. Our director is Betsy Garnto. Betsy joined our staff in 2021. Betsy is married to Rob and they have two children.