Classic Service: 9:30AM Contemporary Service: 11:00am

"'Come,' he replied, 'and you will see.' So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon." -John 1:39


  • Craig Yates, Preaching & Disciple Making Pastor

    Began on Staff:  November 2004
    My Family:  Wife- Cathy; daughter- Kayla , TJ (son-in-law) & Emme, Tate and Elijah (grandkids); daughter- Anne
    Favorite Movie:  Remember the Titans
    Favorite Verse:  Galatians 6:9  “Let us not be weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
    Favorite Vacation Spot:  Hilton Head & Destin
    Fun Things I Enjoy:  Basketball, tennis, weight-lifting, hiking, cycling
    Pet(s):  dog- Lanie (Yorkie-poo)
    Greatest Indulgence:  Sweet Tea & Cracker Barrel


  • Mark Dunn, Preaching & Outreach Pastor

    Began on Staff: September 2018
    My Family:  Wife- Cathy, Children- Max & Morgan,  Daughter-in-law- Sarah
    Favorite Movie: Matrix, Braveheart, Elf, & Ghostbusters
    Favorite Verse:  Ephesians 2:10- "For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." and John 17:22-23-" I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Marco Island, San Diego, New York, Israel
    Fun Things I Enjoy:  seriously, like almost everything
    Pet(s): not anymore
    Greatest Indulgence:  OLD MARK= giant bag of peanut M&M, NEW MARK=vegan donuts and vegan cinnamon rolls

  • Douglas Piatt, Executive Minister

    Began on Staff:  August 14, 2011
    My Family:  Wife- Jane and 2 boys- Sean & Brandon
    Favorite Movie:  The Shawshank Redemption
    Favorite Verse:  Psalm 103:12  “He has removed our sins as far from us as East is from the West.” (NLT)
    Favorite Vacation Spot:  New York City, NY during the Holidays
    Fun Things I Enjoy:  Working out; working in the yard; playing basketball
    Pet(s):  dog- Maxx
    Greatest Indulgence:  White Chocolate Mocha (Starbucks)


  • Cameron Egger, Student Minister

    Began on Staff:  April 2017
    My Hometown:  Charleston, South Carolina
    Favorite Movie: Into the Wild
    Favorite Verse:  "The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Pawleys Island, SC
    Fun Things I Enjoy:  Hiking/camping, reading, learning about different cultures, music that nobody really knows about, quality time with others (and food)
    Greatest Indulgence: Bold, black coffee  and Chipotle

  • Tulla Hunt, Children’s Minister

    Began on Staff:  May 2015
    My Family:  Husband- Adam, Children- Adam Jr. & Ryan
    Favorite Movie: The Blind Side & Remember the Titans
    Favorite Verse:  1Corinthians 16:13-14  “Be on guard.  Stand firm in the faith.  Be courageous.  Be strong.  And do everything with love.”
    Favorite Vacation Spot:  Sandestin, Florida
    Fun Things I Enjoy:  reading, spending time with my family
    Pet(s):  Buddy the crazy dog
    Greatest Indulgence:  chocolate


  • Mark Deakins, Worship Minister

    Began on Staff:  January 3, 2010
    My Family:  Sandra, wife; Preston and Lauren Deakins, son and daughter-in-law and an adorable baby grandson named Paul Mark
    Favorite Movie: Fried Green Tomatoes
    Favorite Verse:  2 Samuel 24:24b  “I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God anything (burnt offerings) that cost me nothing.”
    Favorite Vacation Spot:  Carribean
    Fun Things I Enjoy:  landscaping, mowing grass, reading
    Pet(s):  Aki (A key)- an Egyptian Mau (cat)
    Greatest Indulgence:  Snickers Candy bars


  • Spencer Barrios, Worship Minister

    Began on Staff:  December 2017
    My Hometown:  Louisville, Kentucky
    Favorite Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean
    Favorite Verse:  "For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.  So all of us who have had the veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord.  And the Lord, who is the Spirit makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into his glorious image."  2 Corinthians 3:17-18
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Any place with the people that mean the most to me (but preferably the beach)
    Fun Things I Enjoy:  Fitness, Ultimate Frisbee, New Orleans Saints football, outdoor activities, a good burger, and being around people I love.
    Greatest Indulgence: Chipotle

  • Dave Congleton, A/V Tech

    Began on Staff:  April 2016
    My Family:  Wife: Jennifer, Daughter: Savannah, Son: Jacob
    Favorite Movie: The Blindside and Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Favorite Verse:  "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13
    Favorite Vacation Spot:  Any beach
    Fun Things I Enjoy:  Family, UK sports and live music
    Greatest Indulgence: Ice cream and Mountain Dew

  • Kelli Herrera, Creative Director

    Began on Staff:  March 2011
    My Family:  my husband & best friend- Tony, my amazing son- Jaxon & our baby girl- Elliana
    Favorite Movie:  Goonies!
    Favorite Verse:  Deuteronomy 31:8 "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."  Favorite Vacation Spot:  Destin, Florida
    Fun Things I Enjoy:  family vacations, the rare mani & pedi, watching my son play sports and my daughter dance
    Pet(s):  not anymore
    Greatest Indulgence:  White Chocolate Mochas and Dirt Pudding


  • Christian Gilliam, Ministry Assistant

    Began on Staff:  August 2015
    My Family:  My beautiful wife, Whitney and our daughter Norah.
    Favorite Movie: Tie between Shawshank Redemption and Star Wars:  Empire Strikes Back
    Favorite Verse:   “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-30
    Favorite Vacation Spot:  Disney World
    Fun Things I Enjoy:  Playing bass, disc golf, reading nerdy books, and sculpting little monsters out of clay
    Pet(s):  A Lab-Bassett mix named Sammie
    Greatest Indulgence: Little Debbie Snack cakes, specifically Swiss Roll Cakes