3646 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205

Meet our Leaders

 

Pastors | Staff | Elders | Deacons | Women Shepherds

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Howard Brown

Senior Pastor

Howard Brown was born and raised in Charleston, SC and his wife Kellie is a native St. Louisan.

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Omari Hill

Assistant Pastor

Omari was born and raised in New York City. After a brief stint at New York University studying Computer Science, Omari was licensed as a Baptist minister at Burke Avenue Baptist Church and moved away to complete a degree in Biblical Studies at The Criswell College in Dallas.

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Derrick Crawford

Executive Pastor

Derrick Crawford grew up in Martinsburg, WV where he met his wife Dari. Derrick and the family moved to the Charlotte area in 2011 to head up Coach Joe Gibbs' ministry, Game Plan for Life. The Crawford family was introduced to Christ Central in 2011 because of its diversity, teaching and preaching of the word. They instantly fell in love with the church. Derrick and Dari live in Concord, NC with their two children D'Wayne and Dasia.

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Erin Stalnaker

Church Administrator

Erin Stalnaker and her husband, Gary, are transplants to Charlotte. Erin was born and raised in Northern Virginia, and Gary hails from a small town in beautiful West Virginia. They met while working at a Charlotte utility company in 2001 and were married two years later. They enjoy the outdoors, renovating their home, and spoiling their lab mix, Walker Texas Ranger. Erin and Gary began attending Christ Central in November 2011 and have called it home ever since. Erin worked as Christ Central's Bookkeeper and Church Administrator from 2012-2015, and she is back in action as our Church Administrator now. She holds a degree in Business & Religion from Liberty University and has a particular passion for veterans ministries.


 

The elders of the church are the people called by God to tend to the overall well-being of the church – both corporately and individually. If you have biblical questions, need prayer, desire counsel, or need some type of spiritual, physical, or mental help, please contact one of us or send prayer requests to the whole group.


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Bill Marquardt

Elder

Bill Marquardt and his wife Charlie helped plant Christ Central Church in 2004. They and their four children live nearby in Plaza Midwood and keep a busy life. They love most sports and spending time outside. As a multi-racial family they appreciate the diversity and Biblical foundation of Christ Central. Bill graduated from Davidson College and works as a Product Manager for a software firm in Charlotte. Charlie is an avid runner and co-founder of the Adoption Support Alliance.

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Dee Lanier

Elder

Dee Lanier is the Executive Director of UNCOMMEN, a nonprofit that focuses on encouraging men to be better Leaders, Husbands, and Dads. From 2000-2004, Dee was a Campus Director at UNC-Charlotte for Campus Outreach, Charlotte before taking a position as Pastoral Assistant for Discipleship, at Desiring God Community Church while attending seminary part-time at Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte from 2004-2006. Dee later became the Youth Director at Christ Central Church from 2009-2011, before becoming a Ruler Elder at CCC he continues to serve in various lay ministry capacities. Dee and Stacey Lanier have been married for 11 years and have four children, Karis (9), Landis (6), and twins, Ellis and Silas (5).

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Steve Walker

Elder

Steve Walker grew up in south Florida and came to North Carolina to attend UNC-Chapel Hill, where he met his wife, Laura. They moved to Chicago where he earned an MBA degree from Northwestern, but left to escape from the cold, and then from a corporate position, to start an IT consulting/software company in Charlotte almost 30 years ago. Laura recently opened her own business providing wedding flowers. The joy-filled worship, solid biblical teaching, and eclectic congregation drew them to Christ Central in 2007. They have four married children and six grandkids.


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Mike Moore

Elder

Mike is a civil engineer/general contractor. His wife, Yvonne, works as a financial client service assistant. An empty nest in 2009 spurred them to seek a more diverse and eclectic fellowship. They were immediately drawn to Christ Central's unique worship style and biblical focus. Mike and Yvonne continue to be intrigued by marriage after 38 years together. They enjoy traveling, cooking and encouraging other married and engaged couples. Originally from Rocky Top (Tennessee), Mike and Yvonne have lived in Charlotte for 30 years, have three adult children, two grandsons and minister in the South parish.

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Phil Prince

Elder

Phil Prince is a Southern boy who grew up in New Jersey. He and his wife Laurie have a blended family of five adult children, three of whom live in Charlotte, and six grandchildren, all of whom are in town. Phil graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in art and serves as the director of marketing and communications for Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte. His interests range from music, reading, creating greeting cards and occasional excursions to the coast for some longboard surfing.

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Ibrahim Nasmyth

Elder

Ibrahim and his wife Erin moved to Charlotte from Atlanta in the summer of 2008, and visited Christ Central on the recommendations of a friend and a certain Creative Loafing profile. Drawn in by its authentic, diverse community and moved by its worship, they’re proud to call CCC home. Ibrahim works in digital sales & marketing at one of Charlotte’s big banks, while Erin co-leads an adoption non-profit. They and their two daughters, Olivia & Audrey, live in Plaza-Midwood and help lead a community group in Christ Central’s East parish.


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Dave Grigg

Elder

Dave Grigg grew up in nearby Albemarle and his wife Bonnie is a native Charlottean. They met while students at UNC-Chapel Hill and were married three years later. Following law school graduation, Dave initially worked in private practice but transitioned to government service in 2000. Bonnie is a registered nurse who serves as nurse manager at a Pregnancy Resource Center and also works in private duty care. Dave and Bonnie are proud adoptive parents of David and Sarah. In 2013, the Griggs began attending Christ Central and found a great fit for their multi-racial family. Recent empty nesters, Dave and Bonnie's primary ministry focus is investing in young singles, couples and families. They serve in the North Parish.

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Brad Snyder

Elder

Brad was born and spent his formative years in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. He graduated with degrees in History and Social Science from Cedarville University. After moving around Ohio, Wisconsin, and Virginia, he and his wife Rebecca packed up their four children and moved to Charlotte in 2003. They loved the pace of life and people of Charlotte and decided it was the perfect place to put down roots. They began attending Christ Central in 2008. Brad loves all kinds of music, hiking, rugby, and watching football.

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Derrick Crawford

Elder

Derrick Crawford grew up in Martinsburg, WV where he met his wife Dari. Derrick and the family moved to the Charlotte area in 2011 to head up Coach Joe Gibbs' ministry, Game Plan for Life. The Crawford family was introduced to Christ Central in 2011 because of its diversity, teaching and preaching of the word. They instantly fell in love with the church. Derrick and Dari live in Concord, NC with their two children D'Wayne and Dasia.


 

Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.


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Mike Robinson

Deacon

Mike Robinson is a Georgia native who enjoys cycling, hiking, camping, football and science fiction. He is a ramblin’ wreck from Georgia Tech and works as an environmental engineer at a consulting engineering firm. He is married to Cheri and has one son. They were brought to Charlotte in 2010 and found Christ Central Church an inviting and Christ-centered home for their multi-racial family. He has served as a deacon in the PCA since 2004.

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Lee Little

Deacon

Lee is a product of an Air Force life, growing up in Japan, and traveling extensively in Europe and parts of the U.S. with his family. When his father retired, he settled the family in Anson Co. NC, on land given to him by his father. Lee attended and graduated from UNC-Charlotte where he received a BA degree in Political Science with a minor in Economics. Lee is a Gulf War veteran of the Navy where he served in the Submarine Service and graduated from Hospital Corps School. It was during his time in the Navy that he met and married Diane Marie from Queens, New York. They have been married for 24 years, and have one daughter, Adriea. Lee is an avid swimmer, enjoys horticulture and the culinary arts, and is constantly trying to improve his chess game. He and his family started attending CCC after hearing Pastor Brown speak 8 years ago at the Neighborhood Theatre when Dr. Cornel West was the headliner. Lee was ordained as a Deacon in 2007 and serves on the CCC Deacon’s Ministry, the Hospitality Ministry, Children’s Church and the Praise Team.

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Anthony Dotson

Deacon

Anthony hails from Mississippi and spent time living in Ohio before coming to North Carolina. He is a trained Social Worker with a small consulting business. Since making his profession of faith Anthony has lived to “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life” 1 Timothy 6:12. His spouse Amy is an Army Brat who spent most of her childhood living in Germany. Anthony and Amy have been married for 14 years and have two sons, Andrew 11 and Aaron 9.

Psalm 139:14 I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.


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Terrance Crawford

Deacon

Terrance Crawford is a native New Yorker that has lived in North Carolina for the past 13 years. He enjoys spending time with his family, smoking meat, and watching college and NBA basketball. He is a trained Sales Agent for a marketing company in Charlotte. He and his wife, Courtney met 12 years ago teaching at the same school and they 2 children, Nate and Nola. They starting attending Christ Central in 2005 after hearing about its authentic and diverse community.

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Vaughn Lamer

Deacon

Vaughn has attended Christ Central since moving to Charlotte in 2008 and lives and works in Uptown. He grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and after graduating from the University of Michigan spent several years in Detroit. Vaughn is a licensed architect, and enjoys handyman projects. His primary hobby is riding and 'improving' his motorcycles, which he regularly takes for rides throught North Carolina, Georgia, Tennesee, and West Virginia.

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Tim Nicodemus

Deacon

Tim Nicodemus is from Maryland but attended Wake Forest University where he met his wife, Christine. The two were married in 2015. After serving with a Christian non-profit in NM, Tim moved to Charlotte and received his Masters degree and CPA. He has worked in public accounting but is now working at Vanguard, and is training to be a CFP, while Christine works as a sales analyst for Red Ventures. Tim and Christine were immediately drawn to CCC by the intense, Scriptural teaching and the genuine community. They are proud members of the Park South Community group, and live in the Sedgefield/Dilworth area, and Tim serves on the Deaconate and the Finance Committee.


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John Sherrill

Deacon

Bio coming soon :-)

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Daniel Youngblood

Deacon

Bio coming soon :-)


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Women Shepherds

All of us endure physically and spiritually difficult paths and the Bible tells us to make sure we have people in place to minister to each other along the way. These shepherds have walked through many issues including addiction, marital separation and divorce, loss of loved ones, infertility, child-rearing issues, abuse, and many others. And they have done so with grace and faith. And most importantly, God has made them willing to open their lives to those who now walk similar places. Please feel free to contact any of these men or women for prayer, guidance, mentoring, or just a time to share what is going on in your life.


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