Mark Carnes
Lead Pastor

After graduating from Wingate University on a tennis scholarship and spending a year in Nashville pursuing a recording contract, Mark felt called to full-time Ministry, and the journey began from there to where he is now. Mark is a gifted Communicator who is passionate about using the Creative Arts to glorify God and reach people for Christ. He is married to his wife Lori, and they have three “all-boy” young boys that keep them on the go! He loves sports, exercise, writing, creating, music, and simply spending time with his family.

Ashley Marlow
Children's Ministry Coordinator

Ashley is a Meredith College graduate and was a teacher for five years in the public school system. Ashley married her high school sweetheart, Justin, and they have two beautiful young children, Josh and Hannah. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys reading and scrapbooking family pictures. Her passions are reaching out to new moms and working with children, to help them learn and grow spiritually.

Stephen James
Youth Pastor

A graduate of Columbia International University and Grace Theological Seminary, Stephen felt called to serve in ministry during a mission trip after his freshmen year in college. He didn’t know all the answers at the time, but he took the first step, and God has taken care of the rest from there. Stephen’s heart beats for evangelism and discipleship, knowing both of these things thrive within the context of friendship. He is married to Sherry, and they have a beautiful little girl, Charlotte. In his spare time, Stephen loves the outdoors, sports, traveling, and being with people.

Ann Wayne
Office Manager

Ann is blessed with three grown children and three precious grandchildren. Ann’s passion is reaching out to people, especially women; to help them overcome adversity and experience healing. Ann loves to reach people for Christ through establishing relationships and sharing life with them. Ann enjoys reading and freelance writing, and hopes to one day publish a book. She also loves hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking and zip lining.

Andrew Alexander
Media Producer

Andrew is a Video Production graduate of The Art Institute and has been running sound and serving in churches since he was 12. He has skill, passion and a calling to use technology and media to enhance ministry. He is married to Kayla and they have a daughter Lillian (Lilly). Recreationally Andrew enjoys riding his Goldwing, target shooting, and the occasional video game.

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team is a group of individuals who assist our Pastoral Leadership Team in providing oversight and leadership to our congregation. They also provide accountability and direction for our Staff. They function in accordance with the principles given in I Timothy 3:1-13. They are:

David Nicely, David Allred, Angie Ennis, Gene Beneduce, Eric Miltz, Don Starnes, and KiKi Short.

Worship Services: Sunday Mornings at 9:00am & 10:45am  -  1310 N. Cannon Blvd. Kannapolis, NC 28083 

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