We envision the communities of South Charlotte being impacted by the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through Christians who serve via meaningful relationships, mercy initiatives and gospel proclamation.
(Matt. 28.18-20; Rev. 5.8-14; Matt. 22.36-40; Acts 1.8)
We move forward in this hope by promoting these core values:
In a culture of high standards and unrelenting expectations, we commit to a life in the Spirit characterized by calling, balance, rest and joy in the Gospel.
In an age where everyone's voice can be heard, we listen first to God and his word — first pursuing the way of wisdom in Christ.
Where individual ambition is idealized above social interdependence, we work to build Christ’s kingdom together as a body, and with an eternal end in mind.
In a city where relationships feel increasingly utilitarian, we pursue meaningful community built on transparency, encouragement and accountability.
While worldly prosperity still leaves us feeling incomplete, we seek to share resources — and most of all, the Gospel — so that others may enter into the joy of Christ.
Dean is a native of Charlotte and is married to Elizabeth, an artist and teacher. Dean is an experienced senior pastor and church planter, having served in several churches. He is also a "second career" pastor who started seminary after working as an electrical engineer in a large computer company. He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Ministry at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte. Dean also serves part-time as the Associate Director and Visiting Professor at the RTS Charlotte Center for Church Planting.
Dean and Elizabeth have two grown children (Bethany and Mitchell). Dean enjoys playing golf, fishing, and watching football and soccer with friends.
Josh received his seminary degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte and has been in pastoral ministry since 2009. Prior to seminary Josh worked in the life insurance industry, and continued to do so after going into ministry.
Josh has enjoyed serving and caring for the church of Christ throughout his ministry, and is grateful to be traveling this road with his wife and best friend, Stephanie. They have three daughters (Elena, Emily, and Lily) who are each a joy and a delight. Josh enjoys hiking, playing guitar, and spending time with his family.