Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Since 1951



Thank you Devin & Will for nurturing the youth during Summer 2019 in a program filled with the Fruit of the Spirit!! 

A goodbye blessing and huge thank you were given to Devin Wood and Will Teachey on August 11, 2019, by the Youth Committee. Members present, l. to r., Hunter Bell (Youth Minister 2016-17), Wilson Teachey (Chair), Devin, Nancy Teachey, Will, and Herb Ormond (Chair 1995-2018, Youth Minister 1982-83).

Devin Wood 

Youth Minister


(910) 685-1277
Hi! In May 2019 I graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and American History. This fall, I will return to UNC to get my Master of Arts in Teaching with the goal of becoming an elementary school teacher.

I grew up in Wilmington, N.C., and even though my family moved to Charlotte, N.C., following my senior year of high school, I still consider Wilmington and the beach to be my “home”.
I have participated in sports my whole life and I enjoy anything that keeps me active. During the summer, I love going out on the boat and waterskiing or wake boarding, but I also enjoy being able to lay out on the beach and read or play land sports.

At UNC, I learned what it means to be a disciple of Christ and how I can use what I have learned to go and make disciples on campus and in the world. Being the Youth Minister last summer allowed me to steward those skills to the youth of Topsail Island.
I am so excited to return this summer to continue sharing my faith with the youth and seeing the ways in which they help me grow in my faith and in my relationship with Christ.


My favorite Bible verse is from Psalms 19:1.
“The Heavens declare the glory of God, but the skies above proclaim His handiwork.”

Will Teachey

Youth Ministry Assistant








I am a rising sophomore at North Carolina State University earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. I was born and raised in Fayetteville, N.C., and have enjoyed coming to Topsail Beach with my parents and grandparents all of my life. In fact, my parents actually met at Topsail Beach.
Some of my fondest memories come from attending summer youth events all the way back to participating in the annual Easter egg hunts. Topsail is one of my favorite places to be, and I am excited to have the amazing opportunity to work with Devin as her assistant for the youth program.

Moving to NC State represented a big transition in my life, but it was made easier by involvement with on-campus ministries and my Bible study group. Life in college has its challenges, and is certainly an adjustment from life at home. I have been extremely blessed to find a Christian community at State, and it has definitely contributed to my success at the university.

I have learned from both NC State and Emma Anderson the value of a community with fellow believers. It’s a value I hold dear, and I am extremely excited to help build a community for our youth at EAMC.
If you can’t find me at the church or youth cottage this summer, I’ll probably be discovering new ways to be pulled behind our boat. But wherever I am, I look forward to meeting everyone soon!
My favorite Bible passage is Psalms 24:1-2.
"The earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for He founded it on the seas and established it on the waters."