Pastor Wright moved to the Winchester / Berryville area in November of 1994 to become the Senior Pastor of Keystone Baptist Church. Prior to becoming the Pastor of Keystone Baptist Church Pastor Wright served from 1985 until 1994 as a teacher, principle, youth pastor, and associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Clymer, PA.
Pastor Wright was born in Clarksburg, WV and was raised in that area until attending college in Greenville, SC. Pastor Wright’s family considered themselves Baptist and attended church sporadically until Pastor Wright was 15 years old. During the Spring of 1976 Pastor Wright’s father and several members of his family were saved at Evangelistic Meetings held the week before Easter at West Milford Baptist Church. Pastor Wright had made a profession of faith several years prior at the same church’s Summer Vacation Bible School. With the salvation of Pastor Wright’s father and other family members came faithful attendance at West Milford Baptist Church. This included a very active youth program and solid Bible teaching.
The effects of the churches youth program and attendance at summer camps led to Pastor Wright attending Bob Jones University in the Fall of 1980. After graduation in 1984 with a degree in Bible, Pastor Wright was married to fellow graduate Kristy Browning. Kristy was raised in the Barboursville, WV area in a pastor’s home. Kristy’s degree is in Home Economics Education with a minor in English. She has perpetually used that education degree and continues to teach in Keystone Christian Academy. Pastor Wright and Kristy spent one school year teaching at a Christian School in New Freedom, PA, and then moved to Clymer, PA where they served until 1994. During the years from 1994 until the present both Pastor Wright and Kristy have continued their graduate studies. Pastor Wright received a Master of Ministry degree from Bob Jones University in May of 2003, and is working toward a Dr. of Ministries Degree.
Pastor and Mrs. Wright have three children. Their family has been able to be very involved in the ministry. All three children have been or are involved in the music program and very active in the youth programs. Their oldest son, Micah, is in Law school and both daughters are at Bob Jones University. Included in their family is the opportunity to host Korean exchange students on a long-term basis. Jemma, now back in South Korea, lived with the Wrights from 10th -12th grades and Juny, also from South Korea, has been with the Wrights since she was 10 years old. Juny is currently 13. Pastor Wright’s stated goal as a pastor is to see people trust Jesus Christ as Savior, and to grow in Christlikeness.