Pastoral Staff


Pastor Keith has served as lead shepherd of Mt. Zion since 1995. He rejoices in seeing others come to know Christ in a “real” way. His sweethearts are his wife, Cindy, and his grown daughters Melissa and Meredith. He hates coffee, loves people and would really like to fish more! His driving passions are knowing Christ, loving his family, and shepherding his flock.

LUKE JACKSONAssociate Pastor

Pastor Luke has been at Mt. Zion since 2007. He seeks to convey God’s vision for restoration and freedom in a broken world. He is a husband to the love of his life, and a father to two amazing daughters, and he is inspired by conversations with people who really believe all things are possible with God!

STEPHEN STOREYMinister of Music

Pastor Stephen came to Mt. Zion in the Fall of 1990 as Minister of Music. He met his wife, Jill, his first day on the job and they were married in 1995. Their two boys, Ridge and Lleyton keep them hopping as their spare time is full with baseball, Tae-kwon-do, cello lessons and band.

MATT BRADYWorship Arts Pastor

Pastor Matt has been leading worship since 1999, singing in churches, coffee shops, the back of trucks, parks, and anywhere else he has been allowed. He is married to his lovely wife Amanda, and they claim as their children two German Shepherds by the names of Maxx and Wesley.

STEPHEN TOLANStudent Ministry Pastor

Pastor Stephen joined the Mt. Zion team in August of 2016. He is passionate about creating moments for students to come alive through the power of Christ and to raise up a generation of young leaders. Stephen is married to his best friend and high school sweetheart so they are blessed to share every memory together. The best part of them both, however, is their son.

SHERI JENNINGSChildren's Ministry Director

Sheri joined the team as Director of Children’s Ministry in the fall of 2013. She earned a BA in Elementary Education from High Point University and has spent her life pouring the love of God into kids’ lives. Sheri’s calling is to reach children for God and she is passionate about making sure every kid knows there is a great big God that loves them more than anybody else ever will. Sheri and her husband Derric have two sons, Jordan and Alex.

BRIAN CHARLESCreative Arts Pastor

Pastor Brian came to Mt. Zion in 2012 and is passionate about seeing the gospel communicated in the most effective and creative way possible. He is married to his beautiful wife, Johana, and when not serving at the church, they love to take time out to travel to uncharted locations never before seen by the human eye.

WILSON HARRISSenior Adults Pastor

Pastor Wilson joined the team as Minister of Senior Adults and Visitation in the summer of 2011. Pastor Wilson studied at Nazarene Theological Seminary and has spent many years pastoring in the NC East District. He and his wife Diane are a precious addition to the staff. Their gentleness and warm spirit is evident to all.

Support Staff

VICKIE NICKSOffice Administrator

Vickie has been Mt. Zion’s office administrator since February of 1981 & still enjoys working for her church. She has been married to her husband Steve since 1979 and they have two grown daughters (Andrea Davis & Stefanie Nicks) and two grandsons (Steven & Jake Davis). Vickie loves Bon Jovi, jigsaw puzzles & collecting Nutcrackers.

CHRISTY RUSSELLAdministrative Assistant

Christy joined the team in 2011, but she grew up attending Mt. Zion. She is happily married to her best friend, Rob, and they have four energetic, fun-loving children – Rylee, Rhyne, Micah and Brenner. Their family loves all things Disney! Christy lives each day to serve God and also enjoys serving the people her job puts her in contact with.

BRUCE MILLSDirector of Family Ministries

After 30+ years traveling the country in industrial sales, Bruce felt God leading him into a counseling ministry, so he returned to school and earned a Master’s degree in Christian counseling. He and his wife of 43 years (Mary) are devoted to helping husbands, wives and children realize the relationships God wants for them. In his free time, Bruce loves to fish!

MARVIN PADONFacility Maintenance Director

Marvin has a huge heart for serving and has been attending Mt. Zion since 1990. He has also been an active member of the LBA for a number of years. Marvin and his wife, Donna, are extremely proud of their daughter, Julianna, who actively serves in our Student Ministry and on multiple worship teams at Mt. Zion.

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