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Trae Setzer


Trae has served as the Contemporary Worship Director at Wesley Memorial since early 2018. With a deep appreciation of the work of the Holy Spirit, Trae was called into ministry in 2012, finished a degree in Biblical Studies through Liberty University in 2014, and loves inviting others into worshipping in the presence of God. He is excited about what God has done and is doing at Wesley Memorial, and counts himself blessed to be a part of it.

A long-time Wilmingtonian, Trae, his wife, Beverly, their daughter, India, and their son, Shade, enjoy spending time with a large, local extended family, hanging out and enjoying all that the Port City has to offer.

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