Our Elders

Joshua Brown

Joshua currently serves as an active-duty Marine and is quickly approaching retirement.  He has a passion for serving the military community and their families, discipling young married couples, building community, reaching the lost, hospitality, and preaching the Word of God.  Joshua and his family have been a part of the Praetorian Project (Pillar Church Network) since 2017.  He and His wife Brittany felt led to join the church planting efforts to launch Pillar Topsail, late in the Summer of 2020.

Brittany serves as the Women’s Ministry leader of Pillar Topsail. She has a desire to see women grow in their knowledge of Jesus, and live in the fullness of Christ. Joshua and Brittany have 3 amazing children, Tatum, Elyssa and Titus, and a dog named Jack.

Paul Bailey 

Paul currently serves as an active-duty Marine and loves serving in a military community. He leads a men’s discipleship group, preaches regularly, and serves alongside Joshua in the leading of Pillar Church of Topsail as part of a plurality of elders. He has a passion for youth ministry, deeply studying the Bible, and following God’s leading in the adventure of life. Paul and his wife, Aimeé have been a part of the Pillar network since 2014, and God has blessed the Bailey family with five children. 

Our Worship Leader

John Tolleson

John and Maggie Tolleson married each other in December of 2018 and have lived in Onslow County since then. John spent five years as an active-duty Marine, and together they encountered the unique challenges of military life. John currently serves as one of Pillar Topsail’s worship leaders, where he gets to live out his passion for Christ-centered, Bible-fueled worship.