Our Leadership

Our Staff  

Elijah Lovejoy, Pastor

Elijah grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina in a small town called Black Mountain. He met his wife Brandi at Erskine College in Due West, SC, where they fell in love, got married and then went to seminary together at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. They have 4 children ages 6, 4 and 2 and newborn. Elijah recently finished writing a book on death and resurrection as the rhythm of the Christian life. In his free time, he likes to go for walks, spend time with family, read, watch movies, play disc golf and compete at board games.


Vance Tyson

Vance Tyson, Deacon

Vance has lived in the Gray's Creek area his whole life where he lives on a farm with his wife, Becky. Their children have grown and flown the coop. Vance was ordained in 2007 to help with the leadership and pastoral care of Apostles. Vance's email is .


Christopher Walk, Deacon

After over ten years of lay leadership at The Church of the Apostles, Christopher Walk was ordained to the diaconate on April 9th, 2016. Chris graduated from Ohio University in 2002 and earned a Master of Divinity with languages from Campbell University Divinity School in 2013. Through his ministry, Chris seeks to lead people to greater fulfillment of the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. He and his wife, Melanie, have one son, Elijah. Chris enjoys movies, all things written by J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, playing with Elijah, and going out on dates with Melanie. 



Jacob Sanchez, Worship Leader

Jacob joined the church staff two years ago. He is married to his wife, Deana, and their children include, Jacob Jr., Marcus, Audrey, America, and Genesis. His passion is to be used by God to reach people through music. His education includes a Bachelor of Divinity with a minor in Worship Leadership from Grace College of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (Worship) from Liberty University School of Divinity


Our Board


James Phillips, Board Chairperson

Laurie Szoka, Co-Chair and Treasurer

Tom Fields, Ministry Oversight, Building & Grounds


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Wash My Feet? John 13:1-15

April 13, 2017

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