Meet the Team

LUKE JACKSON
LUKE JACKSONLead Pastor

Pastor Luke has been at Mt. Zion since 2007. He is a husband to the love of his life, and a father to two amazing daughters! In April of 2018, he transitioned into the role of Lead Pastor and is passionate about making disciples and seeing others take their next steps in Christ.

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CLINT MILLS
CLINT MILLSOperations Director

Clint started working full time for Mt. Zion in 2019, after working in the business field for 10 years. He is passionate about seeing the church achieve its mission by operating effectively and efficiently. Clint is married to his wife Casie and they have two sons, Emory and Wade.

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KEITH CARROLL
KEITH CARROLLAssociate Pastor

Pastor Keith has served at 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 caring for others.

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STEPHEN STOREY
STEPHEN STOREYWorship Pastor, Traditional Service

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.

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JASON TUGGLE
JASON TUGGLEWorship Pastor, Modern Service

Pastor Jason has been leading worship since 2003 and is passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus. He is married to Amber, and they have one daughter, EmmyLou. Jason is a lover of Tarheel Basketball and is passionate about connecting with communities through music.

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BRIAN CHARLES
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 they have one handsome son, Micah. When not serving at the church, they love to take time out to travel to uncharted locations never before seen by the human eye.

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STEPHEN TOLAN
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 parts of them both, however, are their boys, Roman and Elias.

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SHERI JENNINGS
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.

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WILSON HARRIS
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.

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CHRISTY RUSSELL
CHRISTY RUSSELLOffice Administrator

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.

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HANNAH MOTLEY
HANNAH MOTLEYMZ Kidz Nursery & Preschool Director

Hannah Motley joined our team in June 2019. She has a passion for preschool and seeing that each child learns about Jesus and his love for them, no matter how young they are. Hannah is married to Jacob Motley and together they have a spunky son named Brayden. She loves spending every free minute with Brayden and her family.

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MARVIN PADON
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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BRUCE MILLS
BRUCE MILLSResident Counselor

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!

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