Staff & Leaders


John Carswell | Senior Pastor

John is a man who loves God and loves people. He is passionate and confident in his calling to lead people to Christ. He believes that the best way to reach people is by building relationships with them and living Jesus in front of them. It is only after they see what a lifestyle sold out Jesus looks like that the Word can be planted in their hearts.  He has served at Parkview since May of 2012: first as Associate Pastor of Students and Families and was then called to be the Senior Pastor. John has served in two other churches where he helped build their student ministry in both students and leadership. Pastor John is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Kathy and they have one child; Jordan.

Jed Forystek | Worship Pastor

Jed believes that worship is a lifestyle. He is passionate about music and is called and equipped to lead the church body in worship and truth as Parkview’s Worship Pastor.

Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, Jed grew up as a pastor’s son. Having accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior at a young age, Jed began serving the Lord with his musical talents and abilities. Since finishing his education at Liberty University with a degree in music and worship, he has faithfully served churches in Virginia, Texas, and Wisconsin. The Lord lead Jed, his wife Katie, and their son Elias, to North Carolina in the summer of 2018. He is grateful for the opportunity to serve Morehead City and lead Parkview in worship each week.

Jed seeks to continue building the worship ministry here at Parkview and uses the Bible as his guide to ministry. One of Jed’s favorite verses is found in John 4:23-24, “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and truth.”

Cole Owen | Youth Pastor

Cole was born and raised in New Albany, Mississippi where he grew up going to church. At the age of seven, Cole accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at a Vacation Bible School. He was called to serve the Lord in Ministry in the summer of 2016. At that time, he began serving as the Student Ministry Intern at his home church in Mississippi, alongside the Student Pastor, for two and a half years.

Cole graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry from Blue Mountain College in December of 2018. He now has moved to North Carolina to continue his studies. He is currently attending Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and pursing a Masters of Divinity degree, while serving as youth leader at Parkview Baptist Church.

Cole is a man who loves God and loves ministry. He is confident in his calling to serve in Youth Ministry. Cole is passionate about serving the youth and their families in a way that glorifies God.


Misty Royal | Ministry Assistant

Coming from a military background, Misty brings with her a wide range of professional office administration and ministry related experiences. She strives to combine efficiency and creativity in the office, in her church, and in her home. Driven by her love for the Lord, she enjoys meeting the needs of others. Misty served in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at McNeese State University in Louisiana. Prior to moving to North Carolina with her husband, Chris and their youngest of four children, Katie she served as office manager of Rudyard township in Michigan.