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OUR MISSION: Getting Others in Front of Jesus  

There is a story in scripture which serves as the visual foundation for our mission. It’s a story of four people who brought a paralyzed friend to Jesus, hoping that if they could get him in front of Jesus, he would be healed. When they arrived at the house where Jesus was teaching, they were unable to get in, so they climbed up on the flat roof, dug a hole in it, and lowered their friend down – right in front of Jesus! Jesus commended their faith and healed their friend. 

It’s our mission to do the same.

Leadership Team 

  Jeff Gardner, Lead Pastor   Dr. Jeff Gardner is our founding and lead pastor. He has been married to Michelle since 1985 and they have two adult children. Jeff graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill (B.A.), Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (M.Div.), and Drew Theological School (D.Min.). His primary responsibilities are vision, leadership, and preaching.   Email Jeff

Jeff Gardner, Lead Pastor

Dr. Jeff Gardner is our founding and lead pastor. He has been married to Michelle since 1985 and they have two adult children. Jeff graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill (B.A.), Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (M.Div.), and Drew Theological School (D.Min.). His primary responsibilities are vision, leadership, and preaching.

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  Rachelle Watkins, Executive Director   Rachelle Watkins is our executive director. She and her husband Ryan have been married since 2001, and have two children. Rachelle graduated from Western Carolina University with a BS in Communications. Her primary responsibilities are administration, communications, finance, and business matters.   Email Rachelle

Rachelle Watkins, Executive Director

Rachelle Watkins is our executive director. She and her husband Ryan have been married since 2001, and have two children. Rachelle graduated from Western Carolina University with a BS in Communications. Her primary responsibilities are administration, communications, finance, and business matters.

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  Lynne Kiser, Childrens Ministry Director   Lynne Kiser is our director of children’s ministry. She and her husband Tracy have been married since 1985 and have 3 adult children. Lynne graduated from Western Carolina University with a BS in Business Information Systems. Her primary responsibilites are the promotion of spiritual growth and faith maturity for children from birth through 5th grade, as well as spiritual support for parents and families.   Email Lynne

Lynne Kiser, Childrens Ministry Director

Lynne Kiser is our director of children’s ministry. She and her husband Tracy have been married since 1985 and have 3 adult children. Lynne graduated from Western Carolina University with a BS in Business Information Systems. Her primary responsibilites are the promotion of spiritual growth and faith maturity for children from birth through 5th grade, as well as spiritual support for parents and families.

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  Jeremy Carr, Worship Pastor   Jeremy Carr is our worship pastor. He is married to Melody and they have four children. Jeremy graduated from Augusta University (B.A., music), New Orleans Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Erskine Theological Seminary (Th.M.). His primary responsibilites are creative worship design and leadership.   Email Jeremy

Jeremy Carr, Worship Pastor

Jeremy Carr is our worship pastor. He is married to Melody and they have four children. Jeremy graduated from Augusta University (B.A., music), New Orleans Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Erskine Theological Seminary (Th.M.). His primary responsibilites are creative worship design and leadership.

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  Stephanie Simon, Creative Director   Stephanie Simon is our creative director. She has been married to her husband Karl since 2003, and they have two children. Steph graduated from Gordon College in Boston with a BA in Fine Arts. Her responsibilities include graphic design, gallery curation, social media, visual worship support, and church environmental design.   Email Stephanie

Stephanie Simon, Creative Director

Stephanie Simon is our creative director. She has been married to her husband Karl since 2003, and they have two children. Steph graduated from Gordon College in Boston with a BA in Fine Arts. Her responsibilities include graphic design, gallery curation, social media, visual worship support, and church environmental design.

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  Bob Armet, On-site and Local Serve Director   Bob Armet is our director of property and local serve ministries. He has been married to his wife Kathy since 1987. Together they have 2 adult children. His responsibilities include scheduling and oversight of all construction, use, and maintenance of our property and facilites. He is also responsible for directing logistics for our local serve projects.   Email Bob

Bob Armet, On-site and Local Serve Director

Bob Armet is our director of property and local serve ministries. He has been married to his wife Kathy since 1987. Together they have 2 adult children. His responsibilities include scheduling and oversight of all construction, use, and maintenance of our property and facilites. He is also responsible for directing logistics for our local serve projects.

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  Logan Day, Youth Pastor   Logan Day is our youth pastor. He is engaged to Amber Peters, and they will be married in May of 2019. Logan graduated from Western Carolina University (B.S.) in 2017 and is in his second year of studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, pursuing his Master of Divinity degree. Logan's primary responsibilities are leading Threshold's middle and high school students and their families, as well as other general pastoral duties.   Email Logan

Logan Day, Youth Pastor
Logan Day is our youth pastor. He is engaged to Amber Peters, and they will be married in May of 2019. Logan graduated from Western Carolina University (B.S.) in 2017 and is in his second year of studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, pursuing his Master of Divinity degree. Logan's primary responsibilities are leading Threshold's middle and high school students and their families, as well as other general pastoral duties.

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