Leslie and her family joined CCLW in 2016, shortly after moving to the Carolinas. She is passionate about teaching young children and serving anywhere else that is needed in the church. She and her husband have two young children that are miracles from God. When not serving at the church, she is volunteering at her kids' school. She loves to cook for anyone that will let her feed them and is happy to be serving at CCLW.
Director of Children's Ministry & Communication
Danielle was born and raised in Clover, SC. After graduating with a degree in children's ministry from Liberty University, she spent seven years traveling on the NASCAR circuit as part of the ministry of Motor Racing Outreach. She is passionate about teaching kids and helping them know Jesus from a young age. You can often find her, cup of coffee in hand, listening to music/podcasts or reading a book.
Pastor Bob is a native of the Boston area, where he inherited and cultivated an affection for all local sports teams, especially The Sox! His undergraduate degree is from Eastern Nazarene College, Wollaston, MA, where he majored in philosophy and religion. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1979. Bob is married to the love of his life, and together they have four children and five grandchildren. “Life can be tough, at times, but God is good!”
Lead Associate Pastor
Pastor Zach grew up in Mooresville, NC. Early on he developed a passion for music and ministry. He first served in his youth worship team when he was 12. At 14, he was called into ministry at a youth summer camp. By 15 he was leading worship, starting to preach and leading Bible studies. It was in youth group that he met his wife. Together they have planted several ministries, mentored leaders and developed a passion for reaching the lost at all costs. Together, Zach and his wife of 7 years have 4 children under the age of 7.
John Leon Lewis
Minister of Sacred Music
It is easy to enumerate a person’s gifts and the work he has performed. The list here is long because John Leon Lewis’ gifts are numerous. He is comfortable using many styles of music in ministry and introducing new things while retaining the old. John is a very skilled singer and pianist and is great at coaching choirs into producing a quality choir sound. He has extensive experience in recording and studio work and is able to direct large and small choral groups, conduct orchestras and praise bands.
Bobby was called into ministry at the age of 21. He plays bass, acoustic and electric guitar and leads worship vocally. His calling began with training young men and women to use their God-given gifts to bring glory to God! He realized the true passion he had for encouraging and training others to use their gifts and expanded his ministry in the church to adults and children as well! He has two children.
Pastor Gayle grew up in Knoxville, TN where she met her husband, the love of her life. They married while attending the University of Tennessee and moved to the Carolinas in 1980. Pastor Gayle and her husband have 2 grown children and love spending time with their 9 grandchildren! Pastor Gayle is ordained through the United Methodist Church and served 3 churches in NC before being called to Community Church at Lake Wylie as Lead Pastor in 2013.
Director of Operations
Martha grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Nursing. Right after college she made her home in the Carolinas. She and her husband have 3 adult married children and are blessed with 4 grandchildren. In 2001, Martha and her husband moved to Charlotte to run a business together. Martha has worked as a volunteer throughout her adult life in several capacities. Her passion is equipping others to know Jesus, love His gospel and live with a heart intent to make a difference in the lives of others.