Pastor Rod Mullen was born in Durham, NC, and spent many weekends as a child fishing with his parents at Emerald Isle. Pastor Mullen has served United Methodist churches across the eastern half of the state. From 2001 to 2004, Pastor Mullen worked in England on behalf of the United Bible Societies compiling a Greek text of the Gospel of John for the use of translators. While there, Pastor Mullen also worked with a circuit of Methodist churches. His wife, who is originally from China, and he has two young daughters. Pastor Mullen enjoys history, occasionally dressing up as a Revolutionary War soldier for commemoration. Their daughters enjoy the beach, for which he is thankful for.