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Mike Laughrun

Elder/Lead Pastor

Dr. Daniel Broyles

Elder/Executive Pastor

Gene Mermilliod

Elder/ Stewardship Pastor

Jeff Palmeter

Elder/ Global Outreach Pastor

David Brewer

Elder/Study Group Director

Charles Chandler


Paul Mermilliod

Elder/Family Pastor

Larry Durham


Derick Sherfey

Elder/Johnson City Pastor

Lead Pastors

Mike Laughrun

Lead Pastor/Elder

Dr. Daniel Broyles

Executive Pastor/Elder

Melissa Durham

Administrative Coordinator

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team exists to identify, equip, and mobilize believers for effective service. The team’s areas of responsibility include guest services and assimilation, adult groups and discipleship, ministry mobilization, and communications.

David Brewer

Study Group Director/Elder

Dustin Nelson

Communications Director

Derick Sherfey

Johnson City Campus Pastor

Dustin Tremaine

Life Group Director

Wes Tucker

Connections Director

Jeremy Bledsoe

College Director


Next Gen Team

The NextGen Team is committed to creating an environment and an intentional process of discipleship to newborn babies, preschoolers, children, middle and high school students. The NextGen Team’s mission is to engage and prepare the next generation to make multiplying followers of Jesus Christ.

Paul Mermilliod

Family Pastor

Austin Whittington

Kids Pastor

Patty Bartlett

Half-Time Director

Karen Cabaniss

NextGen Assistant

Laura Cabaniss

Student Ministry Intern

Evan Headrick

High School Intern

Paige LaPonsie

High School Intern

Seth Walker

High School Intern

Stewardship Team

The Stewardship Team oversees and manages the finances and facilities God has entrusted to us. This team provides critical stewardship and support for our church family.

Gene Mermilliod

Stewardship Pastor

Lisa Ferguson

Financial Assistant

Mike Cansler

Campus Operations

Global Outreach Team

This team exists to help mobilize and send out the church to go and make disciples as commanded in the Great Commission. We mobilize the church to Serve the Body, Share the Gospel, Serve Your City, GO Global, Multiply Churches, and Give Generously.

Jeff Palmeter

Global Outreach Pastor

Suzanne Nelson

Ministry Director

Worship Team

The Worship Team exists to lead the gathered church to worship God in spirit and in truth. Teams include worship bands, vocal teams, worship choir, and media/production team.

Josh Sanders

Worship Pastor

Melanie Richards

Campus Worship Director (Johnson City)

Brett Stover

Media Director