The Reverend Stuart Milton was appointed to Trinity in June of 2017, having served in the North Carolina Annual Conference for over 30 years. Before arriving in Southport, he served churches in Norlina, Cary, and Hurdle Mills, Durham, and Wilson. A graduate of UNC Wilmington and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, his passion is helping people discover abundant life through the grace of God shown in Jesus Christ. He believes Jesus Christ is the hope of the world and that the Church must reach out with the good news of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
He serves on the NC Conference Spiritual Formation Team. Previously he served on the Conference Evangelism Commission and Communications Committee. Pastor Stuart is also very active in the Walk to Emmaus Spiritual Renewal movement.
Stuart was born in Atlanta, GA but grew up near Cincinnati, OH and graduated high school in Westport, CT.
His wife of over 30 years, Teresa, is a gifted pianist and vocalist and enjoys leading worship. She was the worship leader for Project Bountiful, a ministry of the NC Conference Academy for Leadership Excellence.
The Milton’s have two children. Hannah lives in Durham where she is a stay-at-home mom as well as Color Guard instructor for the Orange High School band. Hannah’s husband, CJ, works for Rise Against Hunger. The Milton’s youngest, Wes, is in school at Durham Tech, works as an Instructor at Crossfit of Durham and the Durham YMCA.
Stuart enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with family, especially spoiling his grandson. His also enjoys playing Fantasy Football, Disney World, Star Wars, Harry Potter. Pastor is also a big fan of the Carolina Tarheels.