Photo by Joanne Garmon

Eston Brinkley


Eston has worked as the Facilities Manager at Wesley Memorial since mid-2017, but remembers serving at the church as far back as the 1980s, setting up computers, video equipment, and more. He brings twenty years of experience as an independent general contractor to his work at Wesley Memorial, focusing these skills to ensure the safety, cleanliness, and efficiency of our grounds, buildings, classrooms, and spaces of worship. Eston thrives on creating spaces that feel welcoming and hospitable, particularly for newcomers to our church, seeing such work as a vital part of discipleship.

A Wilmington native, Eston has been married since 1994 to Annie, his wife (who is a schoolteacher), and together they have two children, Eston (the IV) and Jessica. The family enjoys going to the beach, hiking in the mountains, and being outdoors.

I had searched for ten years for a congregation & community that was young and old, that preached love, that was fueled by the Holy Spirit, that had balance between tradition and applied interpretation to the problems of today, asking 'How can we make it better?' As a person who has loosely attended church my whole life, I never felt home until Wesley.

Kathryn Sausman

From the first time I stepped foot in Wesley Memorial, I felt like I had come home... we not only have good preachers but good shepherds in every sense of the word.

Jim Driskill

I truly believe God brought me here. From the first time I drove by Wesley, I knew it would be my church... the place for me.I continue to be drawn to the giving, loving, caring people who attend Wesley. They have taught me a lot, and I pray I give back as much as they have given me.

Sharon Underwood