Patrick Sheldon serves as lead pastor. He and his wife Bethany have been married for seventeen years, and they have three children. Patrick earned his M.Div. from Liberty University and has served in ministry for twenty years. He is passionate about teaching God's Word and developing leaders for kingdom impact. Patrick loves spending time with his family, reading, and watching college football.
Al Areheart serves as consulting pastor on a part-time basis. He met his wife Connie when they were students at Columbia Bible College (now CIU). They have two adult sons and eight grandchildren. They served churches in Arkansas, South Carolina, and Kansas in full time ministry before retiring to Rock Hill in 2018. His passions include family, life coaching, fishing, hunting, and reading.
Family Ministries Director
Ken Carman serves as the Pastor of Family Ministries. He and his wife Chelsea have two children. Ken earned his M.Div. from Grand Canyon Theological Seminary, and has worked in a variety of contexts including youth ministry, worship leadership, and addiction recovery. He enjoys staying active by playing soccer or disc golf, and coaches a soccer team in Charlotte.
Barbara Pendergrass serves as the Office Manager. She and her husband George have been married for 13 years, and she has one adult son. Barbara is a native of Edgemoor SC and has a passion for technology and teaching others. She also enjoys spending time with family, craft project, and fishing.
Christine Solich serves as the Financial Manager. Originally from northeast Ohio, she moved to South Carolina in 2016 and has been on staff since 2020. Christine has two adult children and a granddaughter.