Dwayne Batten

Senior Pastor

Pastor Dwayne attended Piedmont International University and received a Bachelor of Theology and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies. He has pastored churches in Ohio, Tennessee, and North Carolina. He is married to Debbie and they have two married sons and four grandchildren. Pastor Dwayne has been on staff at PBC since September 2004.

RJ Smith

Associate Pastor of Youth

RJ has been in youth ministry since 2009, and joined the Princeton Baptist Church staff in 2017. RJ attended Covington Theological Seminary where he earned his Associate of Religious Education. He is currently attending the College at Southeastern. It is RJ’s desire to obey God’s commandments, to teach according to His Word, and to love the youth. RJ loves to connect with the youth on a personal level. It is not uncommon to see him at a football game on a Friday night and at a dance recital on Saturday night. He loves to support the youth in any way he can. He is married to Brandee, and they have two sons, Kaydon and Kingston.

Now Hiring

Worship Leader/Pastor

If you would like to be considered for our opening as Worship Leader/Pastor, please submit a resume to the church office at or mail to Princeton Baptist Church, PO Box 215, Princeton, NC 27569 and it will be forwarded to the search committee.

Brandee Smith

Children's Minister

Jeff Radford

Administrative Assistant

Jeff Radford joined the staff of Princeton Baptist Church in October 2020 and is our Administrative Assistant. He grew up in Goldsboro and Winston-Salem and graduated from Holmes Bible College in Greenville, South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was an ordained minister for over twenty years. He currently lives in Goldsboro.