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Chris Shelton

Lead Pastor

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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 2 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


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Michael and and his wife, Jennifer, met in high school and live in Salisbury.  Michael earned his Master's Degree UNC Charlotte and manages the day-to-day operations at James River and directs the company's marketing efforts. Since coming to Life Church, being connected to his Life Group has been spiritually challenging and at the same time rewarding. 

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Jimmy Denton



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



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



Derek and his wife, Heather, are both native to Salisbury, are high school sweethearts, and have two daughters.  Derek has a degree in Chemistry from North Carolina State University. He works as a Research and Design Chemist for Innospec Performance Chemicals here in Salisbury.  Derek also serves on the Missions team, in Lifekids, and is actively involved with his Life Group.

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