Elders

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Chris Shelton

Lead Pastor

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Facebook: chriseshelton
Twitter: @chriseshelton

Describe Your Role: I am primarily responsible for the oversight of our preaching/teaching ministry, vision-casting, strategic planning, leading and development of leaders, community-engagement, and the building and nurturing of collaborative partnerships in our community and abroad that serve to advance God’s Kingdom and bring glory to the name of Jesus through the work of the Gospel.

Favorite Companions: My wife, Molly, who is not only my best friend, but my absolute favorite person in the world.

Favorite Adventures: The time I spent two weeks in northern Iraq worshiping with underground churches, encouraging people who had committed to follow Jesus at the risk of their lives, and to distribute gift-filled shoeboxes in a small, Muslim village on the Iraq/Iran boarder.

Favorite Verse and Quote: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline,”  2 Timothy 1:7; "The glory of God is man fully alive," - Augustine of Hippo.

Favorite Reads: The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen, The Barbarian Way by Erwin McManus, Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen, The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A’Kepmis, Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer.

3 Words That Describe You: Thorough, Reflective, Change-Agent

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Michael Board

Elder

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Website: www.michaelboard.com
Facebook: michaelboard

Describe Your Role: Monday through Friday, I manage the marketing & advertising activities for a group of 25 John Deere dealership locations, including print, TV, radio and online advertising.  I also manage the day-to-day operations of one of those locations (Salisbury), ensuring our parts, service and sales teams offer the best in customer service possible.  After hours, I can often be found taking photos at a wedding, family session or with a newborn.

Favorite Companions: My wife, Jennifer.  My life group.  My running friends.

Favorite Adventures: I would like to spend a few weeks in Yellowstone hiking and photographing.

Favorite Verse: "And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’" Matt 22:39.

Favorite Reads: None Like Him by Jen Wilkin, Letters to a Birmingham Jail by MLK, Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge, The Lost Continent & A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

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Jimmy Denton

Elder

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Jimmy and his wife, Sheila, have lived in Salisbury for 24 years and have 4 adult children and 2 son-in-laws. Growing up as pastor's child has been an honor and challenge.  Jimmy is thankful for that upbringing that helped show God's love for him.  Jimmy is a sales agent for NC Farm Bureau Insurance.  

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Ken Mowery

Elder

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Ken is a native of Salisbury.  Ken and his wife, Carolyn, have three adult children.  Ken has degree in business from Catawba College and works for Novant Health Rowan Medical Center as the Manager of Plant Engineering.  Ken is actively involved in the Worship Arts Team, playing keys and attending Friday morning Forge Men's Group.  

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Derek Overcash

Elder

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Describe Your Role: I formulate and test personal care products such as soap bars, shampoos, conditioners, body washes, hair serums/sprays, and sunscreens using Innospec materials to be promoted and sold in the mass global market.  

Favorite Companions: My wife, best friend, and high school sweetheart, Heather; our daughters, Maddie and Emma; and our Weimaraner, Lilly.  

Favorite Adventures:  I enjoy spending time outside with my family, on the golf course, and with my friends playing sports, swimming, or working out. One day, I’d love to travel to Scotland to play golf at St. Andrews.

Favorite Verse and Quote: Psalm 121; "I may not be the biggest, the fastest, or the strongest, but I have heart. I want to be remembered like ‘Charlie Hustle.’ I want people to say, wherever he was, he was always giving it his all,”- Walter Payton.

3 Words That Describe You: Fun-loving, Helper, Trustworthy

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