Rev. John Phillips became Senior Pastor in 2010. He holds a BA in Mathematics from UNC-Charlotte and taught in the public school system for 5 years. He received a call to ministry and obtained local preacher status in the Evangelical Methodist Church in 1997. He led youth and young adult ministries in his home church until 2002, when he began seminary work. In 2006, he received his Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, MS. John also facilitates online classes in Biblical studies for Ohio Christian University in Circleville, OH. John is single, and is originally from Statesville, NC.