ABOUT US

South CLT Pres is a church in Charlotte, NC that welcomes skeptics, the curious, and believers alike in their search for truth and life. We believe that Biblical Christianity offers the best answers to the biggest and hardest questions we wonder about.

 

We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION

South CLT Pres seeks to make followers of Christ who honor him in all things, love people well, and impact the community and the world with the gospel so that Christ’s joy may be in us and our joy may be full. (John 15:11)

OUR VISION

We envision the communities around south Charlotte being impacted by the gospel of Jesus Christ through followers of Christ at South CLT Pres who connect in meaningful relationships, grow as leaders in the marketplace and neighborhoods, engage mercy and mission initiatives in the city, and who care for each other in real-life struggles. (Matt 28:18-20; Rev 5:8-14; Matt 22:36-40; Acts 1:8)

OUR VALUES

We highly value relationships with one another and look to grow through healthy spirituality and meaningful community. We first listen to God and his Word, then we work to build Christ’s kingdom together as a body, and with an eternal end in mind so that others may enter into the joy of Christ.

OUR HISTORY

CHURCH PLANT BEGINNINGS

  1. Started in 2017 as a church plant from Uptown Church in Charlotte, NC
  2. Gathered first in Hope Community Church on Rea Road led by Dean Faulkner as lead pastor and Josh Creason as assistant pastor
  3. By 2018 the church moved to Ballantyne Elementary School
  4. In mid-2020, Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) became the new building home for South CLT Pres
  5. At the end of 2020, South CLT Pres moved to a bigger, longterm facility on the SES site allowing for future growth
  6. In June 2021, South CLT Pres became a particularized church that is self-supported with installed and ordained officers

OUR PASTORAL STAFF

Dean Faulkner Lead Pastor

Dean Faulkner

Lead Pastor

Pastor Dean Faulkner is the Lead Pastor and co-church planter at South CLT Presbyterian Church. Dean is an experienced pastor having led multiple churches including two church plants in the PCA. Prior to pastoring, Dean worked as an electrical engineer at a Fortune 500 computer manufacturing company in the new products division. He loves working collaboratively and starting new things. On the side, Dean also serves as a Guest Lecturer and the Director of the Center for Church Planting at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte. He is married to Elizabeth who is a commissioned artist and teacher. They have two kids and are empty-nesters. Dean received his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell in Massachusetts and his Doctor of Ministry from RTS-Charlotte. He enjoys golf, fishing, fantasy football, and hanging out with new friends on his back patio. Dean is also one of the three people you have met who are natives of Charlotte.

Josh Creason Assistant Pastor

Josh Creason

Associate Pastor

Josh is the associate pastor and co-church planter at South CLT Pres. He received his seminary degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte and has been in pastoral ministry since 2009. Prior to seminary, Josh worked in the life insurance industry and continued to do so after going into ministry. Josh has enjoyed serving and caring for the church of Christ throughout his ministry. He enjoys hiking, swimming, playing guitar and bass. He is thankful to be walking this road with his wife and best friend, Stephanie. They have three daughters, Elena, Emily, and Lily, who are truly an encouragement to his heart.

OUR STAFF

Bobby Girard Worship Leader

Bobby Girard

Worship Director

Bobby is our worship director and has been for the past several years. He and his wife Meghan both teach during the week. 

Lauren Nowak Communications Director

Lauren Nowak

Communications Director

Lauren is our communictions director. She and her husband Ben have been members of South CLT Pres since 2018. She loves rooting for the Crimson Tide.

Laurie Hays

Bookkeeper

Laurie and her husband Jeff have been with South CLT Pres since it first started in 2017; they have five children. Laurie is the bookkeeper and also works for a local EMS agency. She enjoys knitting when she has some free time.

Sarah Groelsema

Children's Ministry Director

Sarah was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has lived in Charlotte since 2016. She and her husband Nate have been at South CLT Pres since the very first service. Previously, she worked as a medical assistant, but now stays home with her two young children and loves it!

Stephanie Creason

Assistant Children's Ministry Director

Stephanie is married to Associate Pastor Josh Creason. Stephanie enjoys walking with friends, reading mysteries and baking sweets.  

Tammy Musgrove

Administrative Director

Tammy and her husband Kyle have been with South CLT Pres since it was first planted in 2017. Tammy enjoys baking, UNC basketball, and her Harley Davidson motorcyle.

OUR INTERNS

Felipe Heringer

Pastoral Intern

Luis Felipe is from Brasília, Brasil, and has been married to Kessya since 2018. Luis Felipe is pursuing his MDiv at RTS Charlotte. He is a sports geek, loves to read science fiction and biographies and is not truly awake until he has his morning coffee.

Jim Hahn

Pastoral Intern & Youth Director

Jim grew up in Knoxville, TN and went to the University of Georgia. After graduation, he helped establish and develop the youth ministry at Hope Presbyterian in New Braunfels, TX. Currently, Jim is pursuing an Mdiv at RTS Charlotte as he follows his calling to pastoral ministry. Jim loves biking, photography, running and cheering on his BullDawgs every Saturday in the Fall. 

Nate Groelsema Pastoral Intern

Nate Groelsema

Pastor-in-Training, Elder

Nate and his wife Sarah have been with South CLT Pres since it was first planted in 2017. Nate is a pastoral intern but serves full-time as the Director of Admissions and Recruitment at RTS Charlotte. Fun facts aren't quite his specialty.

Pancho Contesse Pastoral Intern

Pancho Contesse

Pastoral Intern

Pancho is from Santiago, Chile and also serves on the Setup Team. Pancho is pursuing his MDiv at RTS Charlotte. He is a big fan of the football where foot and ball meet (soccer).

OUR LEADERSHIP

Nate Groelsema

Elder

George Kurz

Elder

Kyle Musgrove

Elder

Joe Spencer

Elder

Ben Nowak

Deacon

HONORING JESUS IN ALL THINGS

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