Our pastor


Dave Burggraff
Executive Pastor

Tina Tramp
Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor

Susan McAllister
Administrative Assistant to the Executive Pastor

Laurie Knight
Membership Secretary & Adult Baptism

Jean Hedges
Colonial Bookstore

Stephen Davey is the son of missionary parents and was raised to love Christ, His church and His word. In his last year of High School, Stephen committed his life to serving Christ and went on to prepare for a life of servant-leadership at Liberty University, Tennessee Temple University, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, and Dallas Theological Seminary.

Following graduation from Dallas Seminary in 1986, Stephen and Marsha trusted Christ for His provision and moved with their twin infant sons to Cary, NC to plant Colonial Baptist Church. From the beginning Stephen preached verse by verse while Marsha created the nursery and children's programs. In those early days, word spread rapidly around town of this new church's commitment to Bible exposition and the fellowship was soon overflowing with attendees.

After worshipping in a school band room for 6 years, Colonial moved into its first building located on seven acres. Within a year, the church not only outgrew its first building, but the entire master plan. Nine years later Colonial moved to its present location on forty acres where several buildings have been designed to maximize outreach, discipleship, community and worship. The church family currently engages in more than 100 ministries carried out by several thousand volunteers, led by an excellent, Christ honoring administrative support team and pastoral staff. Their united global vision continues to be front and center as the word of God continues to be expounded - and applied.

Stephen also serves as the president of Shepherds Theological Seminary, a young and exciting seminary which has already earned accreditation with TRACS and associate membership status with ATS. With an outstanding faculty and growing student body, Shepherds currently meets on the beautiful campus of Colonial. Stephen enjoys interacting with the students as well as teaching Pastoral Theology and Creative Bible Teaching.

More than 40 books, study guides, commentaries and booklets have been published by Ambassador/Emerald House, Kress Biblical Resources, Charity House and Wisdom for the Heart. Wisdom's new website now allows listeners to download all of Stephen's audio sermons and transcripts at no charge.

Stephen and Marsha have been married more than 30 years and have been blessed with twin sons Benjamin [wife Caroline], and Seth [wife Megan]; daughters Candace [husband Cristian] and Charity and one grandson, Nicholas.

The Davey family in 2012.


Marsha and Stephen Davey with their children; (left to right) Caroline (Ben's wife), Ben, Charity, Candace and Seth.




March 19-20

Chapel Series, Clearwater Christian College, Clearwater, Florida

March 23-28

Winter Conference, Word of Life Florida, Hudson, Florida

April 3

NC State CRU, Colonial - Cary, NC

April 28-29

Annual Pastors’ Conference, New England Center for Expository
Preaching, Hampstead, New Hampshire

June 20

Wisdom for the Heart Banquet, Cary, North Carolina

June 22

LIFE Leadership Convention, Columbus, Ohio

January 28

Revival Service, Elevation Baptist Church, Knightdale, North Carolina

February 2-12

Shepherds Theological Seminary Israel Initiative Study Trip

February 19

Wisdom for the Heart Benefit Concert, Cary, North Carolina

March 15-20

Winter Conference, Word of Life Florida, Hudson, Florida

May 17

Shepherds Theological Seminary Commencement, Cary, NC

June 29

IFCA International Annual Convention, Covington, Kentucky

July 26-Aug 1

Word of Life Camp, Schroon Lake, NY