Ricky D. Bishop

Senior Pastor

Ambrose A. Sawyer, Jr.

Ministry Coordinator

A. A. grew up and his lived in Currituck County almost exclusively since birth. A. A. was trained as a classical performance pianist and began piano lessons at the age of 7. Active in church ministry for most of his adult life, A. A. begin a church music ministry at 22 years old in Elizabeth City, NC.

In January of 1996, A. A. was called as the Choir Director for Coinjock Baptist Church and served in that position until 2008. At that time, he was called to be Ministry Coordinator; the position that he is currently fulfilling.

Pastor Ricky grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina near Asheville, North Carolina. He married his high school sweetheart a year after graduating from high school and trusted Christ as his Lord that same year. Soon after coming to Christ, Ricky felt the need to study God's Word and he and his new bride moved to Greenville, SC to attend Bible College and prepare for ministry.


Ricky has served as a Youth Pastor, Interim Supply Pastor, and has served as a Senior Pastor in three different churches in the Carolinas over the past 30+ years. He has had the opportunity to speak in Revivals, Bible Conferences, Youth Camps and Mission fields over the years. Having a heart for young people they have also directed Youth Camp weeks inviting teens to spend a week at various camps. Ricky has also began writing books, putting his sermons and life experiences as a pastor, husband and father into print.

Ricky and his wife Brenda have five children, four grandchildren, and one grandchild on the way. They're favorite past time is spending time with the grandchildren and taking walks on the beach together.

Pastor Ricky has been with Coinjock Baptist Church since May 2011.



Coinjock Baptist Church


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