Team

Mark & Dee McKinney

Mark & Dee McKinney

Senior Pastors

Pastor Dee

Family: Husband – Pastor Mark Daughter Cara, Son Matthew, Daughter-in- law
Jennifer, Grandaughters, Sophia and Katie, Grandsons, Isaiah and Boyd. One Rescue Dog Marvin
Where were you born? Winfield, Kansas
Who’s your favorite author? Scott Wilson and Lynne Hammond
Who’s your favorite movie star? Katharine Hepburn
Where is the farthest place you have traveled and how long did you stay there? I go to Croatia
yearly for a Pastor’s Conference.

Pastor Mark

Family – Wife: Pastor Dee McKinney, Daughter: Cara, Son: Matthew
Where were you born? Pryor Oklahoma
What’s favorite shade of Blue, Duke or UNC? My favorite shade of Blue is RED – NC State
What’s your favorite drink at Starbucks or dunking donuts? Sumatra (Dark Roast) with light cream
What’s your favorite food? Tex-Mex and Texas BBQ

Jonathan & Alisa Jerkins

Jonathan & Alisa Jerkins

Associate Pastors

Pastor Alisa

Family: Consists of my husband Jonathan Jerkins who I’ve known for over forty years and we’ve been
married over 32 of those years. We have three adult children Johnecia, Jonathan Jr.(Jay) and Jefferson.
We also have three wonderful grandchildren Jada, Cameron and Layla.
Where were you born? On the East Coast of North Carolina in a small city called Pollocksville.
What are you surprisingly good at? I am surprising good at backing into a parking space.
Who’s your favorite author? Joyce Meyer, her books are so encouraging and motivating.
Are you a cat or dog lover? When I was younger I had a cat and a dog, but now I think if I had to choose one I would go with being a
dog lover.

Pastor Jonathon

Where were you born? NY
Where is the farthest place you have traveled and how long did you stay? Peru for a week.
Who’s your favorite author? TD Jakes
What’s your favorite drink at Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts? Coffee

Matthew & Jennifer McKinney

Matthew & Jennifer McKinney

Children's Minister & Preschool Director

Jennifer

Family: Husband – Matthew, Oldest Daughter – Sophia, Youngest Daughter – Kaytlen 2 dogs – Bentley and Tucker
Where were you born? Cary, NC
What’s the funniest thing that happened to you as a kid? On one of family vacations in the NC mountains my mom and I had been sliding on rocks and when we got out of the water we realized we were covered in baby leeches.
What’s your favorite food? Sushi
If you could go back in time what era would you go back to? 70’s. I love disco music.

Matthew

Family: My wife of 12 years is Jennifer, I also have a 15 year old daughter Sophia and an 11 year old daughter Kaytlen. Plus 2 sweet adopted puppies Bentley and Tucker who we love very much.
Where were you born? I was born in Stillwater Oklahoma (GO COWBOYS!!)
What do you like to do in your free time? I love to spend time on the lake fishing along with remote camping where there is no cell signal!
Where is the farthest place you have traveled and how long did you stay there? While in the military I had the opportunity to go to Romania for two weeks.
What’s your go to drive through drink? Dr. Pepper from anywhere but usually McDonalds has the best mix

Kyle & Lutashia Dove

Kyle & Lutashia Dove

Youth Pastors

Pastor Kyle

Family: Married to Lutashia Dove. Two Daughters: oldest – Sadeja Dove, youngest – Kyla Dove. We are preparing for a granddog – Bailey Dove.
Where were you born? I was born in Eastern North Carolina and was afforded the opportunity to enjoy rural life and spend time at the beach often.
What do you like to do in your free time? Play basketball, exercise, and weight lifting. Hanging with family. Long drives with jazz music.
What’s the funniest thing that happened to you as a kid? I was riding the escalator down and sitting on my butt and I didn’t get up in time and the escalator caught the seat of pants and ripped them and I had to walk downtown DC with my butt out.
What’s your favorite hobby? Building things or carpentry work and collecting shoes.

Pastor Lutashia

Family: Married to Kyle Dove
Two Daughters:
Oldest: Sadeja Dove
Youngest: Kyla Dove
We are preparing for a granddog: Bailey Dove
Where were you born? I was born in Eastern North Carolina and was afforded to opportunity to enjoy rural life and spend time at the beach often.
What’s your go to drive through drink? Sonic…..Cherry Limeade with lots of cherries or in the winter I enjoy a Peppermint milkshake from Chick Fil A
One surprising fact about you? I had an opportunity to fly a helicopter at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

Cheryl Buckle

Cheryl Buckle

Worship Minister

Cheryl Buckle

Family: Husband-Dallas, and puppy-Bates
Where were you born? Melbourne, FL
What’s the funniest thing that happened to you as a kid? I was about 4 or 5 years old, and thought for sure I could fly, so I jumped off a plastic chair on our patio and came down hard on the concrete. I couldn’t fly and I have the scar to prove it.
If you could go back in time what era would you go back to? The 1920’s. Loved the fashion. And I want to be bffs with all the Downton Abbey characters.
What’s your favorite hobby? Music! Shopping, Crafts, DIY, knitting

Elisabeth “Lis” Rogers

Elisabeth “Lis” Rogers

Business Administrator

Elisabeth “Lis” Rogers

Family: Husband – Jim, 4 wonderful children
Where were you born? Virginia – dad was in the military, born at the Air Force base in Norfolk, VA
What’s your favorite sports team? Green Bay Packers
What Disney character would you be and why? Pollyanna – I am an eternal optimist
If you could go back in time what era would you go back to? Late 1800’s/turn of the century England (the time of Downton Abbey)

Henrietta Ellison

Henrietta Ellison

Executive Assistant

Henrietta Ellison

Husband: Rick, Kids: Jya & Jeffery; bonus kids: Amy & Angela, born in
Where were you born: North Carolina!
What’s your favorite food? Fish
What’s your favorite sports team? Dallas Cowboys
What’s the funniest thing that happened to you as a kid? Running from a dog and getting caught
on the fence trying to jump over it.