"Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood."
Pastor Travis Laflin
Travis came to our church in March of 2013 and he grew up just outside of Asheville, NC. He felt the call to ministry when he was 16 years old after going on a foreign mission trip to the Philippines. He graduated from Gardner-Webb University with his Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies, and a Minor in Business Administration. He then went on to complete his Masters of Divinity from Gardner-Webb in 2010 with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling. He and his wife Hannah, who grew up in the Shelby/Kings Mountain area, were married in 2004. They have 3 girls, Mattie, Ella & Caroline. Travis enjoys spending time with his family, shepherding the church and missions. He also loves to sing, play guitar, spend time on the farm, play sports and fly fish when he’s able.
Youth Pastor Steve Chappell
Steve has been involved with youth ministry since 2004 and has served as Youth Pastor since 2009. He came to Concord in July of 2017. He has a wonderful wife, Mary, of 14 years, and four children, Makenzie, Destany, Jaden, and Abel. He also has a really special young man in his life named Grant who is not his child, but is very near and dear to his heart. Steve graduated from NC State University in 2003 (Go Pack!) with a B.S. in Business Management. He attained an M.A. in Educational Media from Appalachian State in 2007, and a M.A. in Christian Ministry from North Greenville University in 2016.
Steve enjoys hunting and fishing, playing drums, learning to play guitar, and making (and breaking) various things in his shop.
Minister of Music Jamie Allen
Jamie is 36 years old. He has been part of the music ministry here at Concord most of his life as a member of the children’s choir and adult choir. He was brought on as staff the spring of 2014. As minister of music, He leads Sunday morning worship, the adult choir, and children’s choir. When not serving, Jamie works as a Technology Technician for Rutherford County Schools. He has a great family consisting of wife Amanda, and three children Benjamen, Audrey, and Dutch.
Ministry Support Staff
Secretary/Treasurer Kim Jones
Kim Jones has been a part of the Concord staff family since 2000. She loves sharing the love of Jesus through serving others. She has a great passion for cooking, reading and spending time with family. Kim and her husband, Freddie have two children, Lydia and Trent. Lydia is a college student and Trent has one son, Max.
Custodian Jerry Walker
Jerry has been serving as custodian at Concord since 1985. He is 74 years old. He and his wife Marci have five children, ten grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren! Jerry also operates as the church’s lead audio engineer and works as parts salesman for an automotive dealership.