Alex & Liz Barefoot – Lead Pastor & Administrator
Alex & his wife, Elizabeth, began their ministry at Seacoast Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC in March of 1994. In January of 1999, they were instrumental in planting the two satellite campuses in Columbia, SC for Seacoast Church.
In 2004, Alex & Liz moved to Seacoast’s mother church, Northwood Assembly, to help with small groups, volunteers, & assimilation. In April of 2009, Alex, Liz, & their son Nathan moved to Charlotte, NC to lead Eastside Church.
Micole & Bethany Wallace – Worship Pastor
Micole began his ministry at Charity Baptist Church in Kannapolis, NC as a youth worship leader/intern. During the summer of 2007, the Micole Wallace Band began playing conferences & camps throughout the region. In February of 2008, Micole began leading worship at 365 Student Ministries at Concord First Assembly. In his time at First Assembly, Micole also lead worship at Suite 5 services for young adults. In August 2009, God called Micole to Eastside Church to be our Worship Pastor, with a vision of our church becoming a place of contagious worshipers.
Bethany served on staff at Icthus Ministries for 3 summers, and helped start a House Church in Phoenix City, AL. She served on the Baptist Campus Ministries’ Leadership Team at Auburn University, where she graduated with her bachelors of science in history/social science education. In the summer of 2010 Micole and Bethany met at Icthus Ministries where Bethany worked as a staff member and Micole was a leader for Kaleo Student Ministries. Micole and Bethany were married in October 2012. Micole and Bethany have a desire to help people experience God and develop a life of worship.
Brannon & Sheryl Sharpe – Pastoral Care & Children’s Pastor
Brannon & his wife, Sheryl, met in 1999 while attending Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa, OK. They studied practical ministry & were also part of a two-year ministry internship with a focus on discipleship, outreach, & world missions. Shortly after, Sheryl served on staff at Victory Christian Center in the missions department. Brannon attended Oral Roberts University & graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical literature.
Brannon and Sheryl were married in October 2001 and have 3 children: Addison, Raegan, and Jayce. He & his family moved to Concord, NC in April 2011 from Colorado Springs, CO after spending four years in the US Army.
Their heart is simply to know God intimately & to help others do the same. Both are very excited about the opportunity to serve the Eastside family as Care Pastor & Nursery Director.
Brock & Mel Nevitt – Youth Pastor
Brock & Mel met in the youth group at Eastside Church when they were in high school. After graduating, Brock left for Atlanta, GA to attend a discipleship program called Metro Atlanta Masters Commission for two years, while Mel attended CPCC & served as a leader in the youth group. After completing the program in 2009, Brock returned to Charlotte to continue serving at Eastside.
After serving 4 years as children’s pastors, Brock and Mel felt God leading them back into youth ministry. They are very passionate about seeing young people realize their potential in Christ. Other than striping a golf ball down the middle of the fairway, nothing gets Brock more excited than seeing a teenager realize that God doesn’t just speak to pastors but that He wants to have the same kind of relationship with them!
Anna Strylowski – Creative Communications & Service Coordinator
Anna moved to Charlotte, from Tulsa OK, after she graduated from Victory Bible Institute School of Worship in 2005. She has served on staff at Eastside in mulitple capacities such as, Worship Pastor, Youth Pastor and now as Administrative Assistant to Pastor Alex.
Anna met her husband, Chris, at Eastside. They were married in August of 2008. They have 2 beautiful miracle girls, Alexis and Sadie