Will Plitt | Executive Director
Will has been married to Linda for 18 years and they have been blessed with three children, Alexandra, Abby, and Charlie. They live in Winston-Salem.
He owned and operated a martial arts business for eight years before entering into full time ministry in 1999 as a student pastor with a church that they had helped to start. In 2004, they planted 1.21 Church in Advance, NC and then relocated the church to downtown Winston-Salem three years later. After transitioning 1.21 Church over to another Elder, they came to Raleigh to serve Vintage21 Church as an Elder. Sensing the Lord leading them to a new work, they stepped out in faith to pursue building and directing a new church planting network for North Carolina called Plant NC.
Will has a deep love for the gospel, his family on mission together, making disciples, and planting multiplying churches. He lives as a missional practioner and serves 1.21 Church as an Elder.
Plant NC Board
Winfield Bevins | President
Winfield Bevins serves as lead pastor of Church of the Outer Banks, which he founded in 2005. His life’s passion in ministry is discipleship and helping start new churches. Winfield speaks at conferences and retreats throughout the United States on a variety of topics. He is the author of dozens of articles as well as several popular ebooks including Grow: Reproducing through Organic Discipleship. He recently wrote Creed: Connect to the Basic Essentials of the Christian Faith with NavPress.
Winfield has a doctorate from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is the President of Plant NC. He lives in the beautiful beach community of the Outer Banks with his wife Kay and two daughters where he loves to surf and spend time at the beach with his family and friends.
Rick Hughes | Board Member
Rick Hughes is a pastor, church planter and an entrepreneur who encourages people to be all that God would have them to be. Rick has pastored both traditional and non-traditional churches. Since his call into the ministry, he has transitioned one of the oldest churches in North Carolina to become a church for life transformation. He has served as a Church Planting Mentor Trainer for the North American Mission Board. Rick attended Wingate College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
At the present, Rick serves as a Senior Consultant for Discipleship in the Congregational Services Group of the NC Baptist State Convention as well as pastor of the King Cowboy Church. He is the organizer and coordinator of the Triad Coaching Network and Serious Disciple Network. He and his wife Kathy are involved in missional groups in the Triad area. Rick serves as a mentor/coach for Golden Gate Theological Seminary, mentor for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and mentors students from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He and Kathy have been married for more than thirty eight years and they have a son, a daughter and four grandchildren.
Rick seeks to honor Christ in relationships at home, the local church and in the marketplace by loving, learning, and living the confession of faith that Jesus is LORD. Rick understands his purpose in life is to glorify God in all things.
Ben Tugwell | Board Member
Ben Tugwell is the Lead Pastor/Planter of Integrity Church in Greenville, NC. He has been married to his wife Jessica for seven years and is father to Finn (4 years old), plus one on the way. He grew up in Rocky Mount, NC and has been in ministry since age 21.
Ben graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2004 and planted Integrity Church in 2007. Integrity Church was planted organically through relationships and saw the church grow through missional living, personal discipleship, and gospel-centered teaching.
Ben also serves as the Eastern Region Coordinator for Plant NC.