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.

Because I’ve experienced God’s love and generosity at Wesley Memorial, I’m joyful about the opportunity to share that same love and generosity, not only within these walls, but also within the community of Wilmington and beyond.

Adam Wayne

After moving to Wilmington, we wanted a church that had a good worship service, friendly members, and a strong youth program for both of our children… after visiting Wesley, our kids said, ‘This is it. This is the church for us. We don’t need to go anywhere else." We knew it was going to be our new church home.

Scott Proctor

We’ve spent more than twenty years of marriage searching for the right church home – we’ve found it at Wesley Memorial. The people are genuinely warm, and they will meet you wherever you are on your faith journey.

Lori Winner