Our Elders & Staff
Dr. Dwayne Milioni
Lead Pastor ()
Dr. Dwayne Milioni is the Lead Pastor of Open Door Church where he has served since 1999. He is blessed with Kay, his wife of 23 years and four children: Cameron, Tori, Derek, and Gabe (ages 17-22). Dr. Milioni has a Master of Arts and Masters of Divinity degree from Liberty University and a PhD in Applied Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he teaches as Adjunctive Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Ministries. Additionally, he is the Board Chairman of the North American Church Planting Foundation and sits on the board of several other North Carolina based ministries. He is the assistant editor of the Theoecology Journal and co-editor of a new devotional series entitled, 30 Days through the Books of the Bible. Serving the church and promoting the gospel are his passion. Knowing Christ is his treasure and joy.
Pastor of Discipleship ()
Scott Lorenz has been a Pastor at Open Door since 2006. He and his wife Sue have lived in the area for over twelve years. He serves Open Door as Pastor of Discipleship; regularly assists with the counseling ministry, and is a leader in Mentoring ministry at Open Door. Pastor Scott is presently leading the 8am Adult Bible Fellowship
Additionally, Scott is a Database Administrator for a nationally recognized software co. located in Raleigh, NC. Scott and Sue have three children: Matthew; Sarah; and Kathryn.
Scott, Sue and their children consider this church their extended family and delight to see God’s work in friends, families, and visitors to Open Door.
Pastor of Administration and Member Care ()
Mark Armstrong has been the Pastor of Administration and Member Care since April 2005. Mark received his BS from Valdosta State University and an MDiv from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mark has been married to his wife, Carrie, for 13 years. They are the proud parents of three children and are active in advocating for orphan care. Mark currently serves as the Vice-President of the Triangle Chapter of the National Association of Church Business Administrators. In addition to serving the church, Mark’s enjoys the outdoors whether he’s hiking, doing yard work, or playing with his kids.
Dr. Robert Jones
After many years as a lead pastor in WV, Bob moved to Raleigh in 2004 where he joined Open Door and serves as a biblical counseling professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, NC. He graduated from The King’s College (B.A.), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div.), and Westminster Theological Seminary (D.Min., Pastoral Counseling).
Bob is a certified conciliator, adjunct instructor, and church reconciliation trainer and team leader with Peacemaker Ministries; a certified counselor with the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors; a visiting professor at Faith Bible Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary; and a Council Board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.
He has written two books (Uprooting Anger and Pursuing Peace); six Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation booklets; and over a dozen articles and book chapters on various counseling and pastoral topics. Bob and Lauren, his wife of twenty-nine years, have two adult sons, Tim and Dan, both active members at Open Door. Along with serving as one of our pastors, Bob also serves as an internship instructor, an ABF teacher, and the director of our biblical counseling training ministry.
Minister to Children and their Families ()
Jordan Branch and his family have been members at Open Door since 2004. Before he became the Minister to Children at Open Door, Jordan served as interim worship leader at Christ Baptist Church, a church plant of Open Door in Wilson, NC. He and his wife Jessica live in Raleigh with their son Nathan and their daughter Lillian.
Jordan received a BA from Boyce College in 2004 and an MDiv degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2006.
Jordan and Jessica love children and greatly desire to assist families in building a Christ-centered foundation in the lives of children for the joy of the next generation. Jordan considers it a privilege to join with the other members of Open Door in reaching the North Raleigh community for Christ.
Minister of Worship ()
Wesley Price has served in different capacities at Open Door since 2004. Wesley assists in worship ministry and oversees media & technology. He moved to Wake Forest, NC for 2001 and met and married Angey while in seminary. Together they enjoy being part of the community of North Raleigh.
Wesley and Angey are pleased that God has blessed them to be used at Open Door. Wesley’s hope is that the worship of the Triune God that is offered up at Open Door would extend throughout the community of North Raleigh and to the ends of the earth. View His Blog
Minister of Community Life ()
Kevin has been a member at Open Door since 2003 and has served in various ministries since that time. He currently serves Open Door as Minister of Community Life.
While at Seminary, he met his wife Jessica. They now have three children and live in Wake Forest.
Kevin and Jessica are delighted to be part of what God is doing at Open Door and count it a great blessing to be involved with a local church that expresses and maintains the Christ exalting vision and philosophy of ministry that Open Door does.
Minister to Students and their Families ()
Michael has been a member at Open Door since 2010. He and his wife, Emily, were married in March of 2011. They love serving together in ministry, being a part of community at Open Door, and reaching others with goods new of Jesus Christ. Michael has received a B.A. from Liberty University and an M.Div from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Michael and Emily are blessed to be a part of the Open Door family and are excited about being a part of the work God is doing through this church to reach our community and nations with gospel of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Tim Brannagan
Director of International Missions ()
Dr. Tim Brannagan is the director of Missions at Open Door. Tim has of a mind for academic proficiency and a heart for authentic pastoral care. Tim has served as a missionary, a Bible college dean and teacher in Ethiopia, a seminary professor and mentor in California, and as a pastor on a large church staff in Minnesota. Tim and his wife, Nancy, raised their children in Liberia [West Africa], and Ethiopia [East Africa]. Tim has also ministered as a consultant and conference speaker in South America, Central America, Europe, Central Asia, and East Asia. Nancy is the Financial Secretary here at Open Door. Tim is the International Missions Director.
Tim has six earned degrees. His Ph.D. is in Education with an emphasis on Adult Teaching and Learning; and his specialty is Mentoring and Leadership Development. Tim is also the International Director of Freedom to Lead International which develops Christ-centered leaders in oral or story-based communities. Tim spends a lot of time in India and Africa. Dr. Brannagan has recently started teaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary as an Adjunctive Professor of Missions.
Director of the North American Church Planting Foundation (NACPF)
Zach and his wife, Allison, were married in August of 2002, and are blessed to be the parents of Tanner, Brayden, and Alexis. He is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis in Evangelism. He is also currently working on his D.Min from Southeastern.
Zach and Allison’s passion is to see people come to know Christ in a personal way and to gain the joy that comes through living a life totally for Jesus.