Meet Our Leadership Team
 
Pastor John Shields
 
Our pastor/teacher is John Shields. John has been in pastoral ministry for almost 25 years. He holds a B.A. in Bible/Theology from John Wesley College (University) and a Master of Divinity Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Kit and they have four “almost grown” daughters, Olivia, Morgan, Megan and Haverly. He enjoys spending time with his family, motorcycle riding with his wife and college football.
 
 
 
Assistant/Student Pastor Shannon Wolfe
 
Shannon graduated with a B.A. in Youth Ministry from John Wesley College (University). He brings a heart to and a passion for student ministry. He is a young man with many talents including being an excellent drummer. Shannon enjoys racing at every level and spending time with his wife, Cherese, and their three children.
 
 
OUR ELDERS
 
“To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ’s sufferings and one who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.”
 
1 Peter 5:1-4
 
 
Sam Lynch
Finance
 
Sam also serves as our treasurer. He has served the local church for many years in leadership positions and comes from a business background bringing great wisdom to the team. Sam is married to Judy and they have three grown children.
Scot Levandoski
Children’s Ministry
 
Scot brings a wealth of experience from the educational field both as an administrator and from the classroom. He is married to Linda and they have one daughter.
Tim Shields
Deacon Liaison
 
Tim, (no relation to the pastor), also has had extensive experience serving in leadership in the local church. Tim comes from a manufacturing background. He is married to Gina and they have three children.
Charles Walker
Small Groups
 
Charles is the assistant fire chief in the local town of Elon, NC. He understands teamwork from his years serving in the Fire Department. Charles is married to Tonja and they have three children.
Tom Mix
Missions
 
Tom retired from the United States Army. He served two tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. Tom’s leadership skills are a valuable asset to the team. He is married to Geraldine and they have five children.
Doug Forbis
Worship
 
Doug also leads our worship team. He owns his own roofing business. He also has many years of experience serving in the local church. Doug is married to Denise and they have two children.
 
ADVISORS TO OUR ELDERS
Sonja DeChene
Penny Taylor