Take a few minutes to get to know the staff at East Maiden Baptist Church.  We hope you will contact our church staff if you have any questions about East Maiden Baptist Church.


Rev. Nathaniel Austin, Pastor


Nathaniel grew up in Taylorsville, NC and has served East Maiden since September, 1999.  He earned his undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC-Greensboro, his Master’s Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed work toward his Doctor of Ministry from Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity.  Nathaniel has been married to his wife, Gay, for 35 years and they have two young adult daughters: Joy & Holly.  Gay is originally from Carrboro, NC and recently retired from teaching first grade at Balls Creek Elementary School.  Some of Nathaniel’s favorite writers include Dallas Willard, Eugene Peterson, John R.W. Stott, Joseph Girzone, and Calvin Miller.  His favorite musicians include Johnny Cash, The Who, Emmy Lou Harris, Rich Mullins, Elton John, The Allman Brothers, U2, Bonnie Raitt, Tony Rice, and many more. 


Rev. Joshua Cox, Associate Pastor


Joshua is originally from Raleigh, NC and has served at East Maiden since July, 2015. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Religion at Campbell University and a Master’s of Divinity degree from Campbell University Divinity School. Josh has been married to his wife Rudy since December 18, 2011. They have a daughter named Lorelai and a son named Julian. Some of Josh’s favorite writers include C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, Soren Kierkegaard, and Francis Chan. His favorite music artists include Andy Mineo, Lecrae, Nobigdyl, Gawvi, Aaron Cole, Sho Baraka, KB, Aha Gazelle, and Derek Minor.




Harold Caldwell, Music Minister


Harold is a Maiden, NC native and has attended EMBC his entire life.  He attended Gardner-Webb College and graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.  He also holds a Master of Arts in Elementary Education and Reading, as well as an Education Specialist in School Administration and Supervision from Appalachian State University.  He is retired from the Catawba County School System where he served as teacher, assistant principal and principal in various schools in the eastern Catawba County area.  Since 1968 he has served on the EMBC music staff in various capacities including adult choir director and organist.


Aundria Jones, Ministry Assistant


Aundria is originally from Mooresville but has lived in Maiden since 1968. She holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Adminstration and Accounting from Catawba Valley Community College. Aundria has served East Maiden as Ministry Assistant since February 1992. She  works with the “Sharing & Caring” Senior Adult group, sings in the EMBC Adult Choir and serves as church clerk. Aundria enjoys reading, singing, Applachian State Mountaineers football and spending time with her three daughters and their families which include 9 wonderful grandchildren.





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