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

"Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did." 1 John 2:6


  • 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)


  • Craig Yates, Minister of Disciple-making & Outreach

    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


  • Cameron Egger, Student Minister

    Began on Staff:  April 2017
    My Family:  Mother, Sis, Niece, Bro-in-law, Nephew (all in South Carolina) and a large extended family in Lex!
    Favorite Movie: A 3-way tie between: "Into the Wild", The Chronicles of Narnia movies and the Hunger Games Trilogy
    Favorite Verse:  "The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Beech Mountain, NC
    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 dark chocolate Milky Way bars.

  • 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


  • 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, Ministry Assistant

    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:  Jeremiah 29:11  “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
    Favorite Vacation Spot:  Destin, Florida
    Fun Things I Enjoy:  family vacations, the rare mani & pedi, watching my son play sports, Zumba, Kick-boxing
    Pet(s):  dog- Zoey (german shepherd mix)
    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