• Clay Burgess

    Pastor, Founding Elder

    Clay was born and raised in North Carolina and educated at the University of North Carolina, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has pastored churches over 16 years and desires to help people gain access to God’s Word so that they can advance in God’s Word.  He has been married to Stephanie for more than 26 years and they have 3 fine sons.


    Email Clay here and follow him on twitter.

  • Tim Epling

    Pastor, Founding Elder

    Tim’s passion is building meaningful relationships with people. He is transparent to a fault, often bold and engages quickly with people. You should get to know him. If you want, he will make time to invest in your life and build a meaningful relationship that is mutually beneficial. After careers in retail grocery and real estate sales as well as volunteering in church, he sensed that a call from God to become more active in Jesus’ church. He manages the staff and day-to-day operations of CC and is a secondary communicator for the Sunday experience.


    Email Tim here

  • KATIE RHODES

    CC Kidz and Student Director

    Katie is, to use an overused phrase, a “go getter.” She personifies the heart and soul of CC. Saying that she is bold and assertive, is an understatement. Katie directs the ministries from our babies all the way through high school. Encouraging and setting direction for our children is her passion and you will love her for doing it. Volunteer in her area, get to know her and live out a passion for children & students. Katie serves as the Kidz and Student Director.


    Email Katie here

  • NIKKI DAWSON

    Next Steps Director

    We often say, “The position Nikki holds is the most important at CC" because she is the one that helps people connect more fully at CC and take their next step in following Jesus, thus her title, Next Steps Director. Nikki enjoys being a part of people’s lives and their pursuit of a meaningful relationship with Jesus. Get to know her. Even though she’s slightly reserved, (until you get to know her) her authenticity will enrich your life.


    Email Nikki here

  • STEVE SHARPE

    Worship Leader

    Steve Sharpe grew up in New Jersey and moved to Raleigh 11 yrs. ago with his wife Cherie and their two sons, Joshua & Steven Jr. Steve has been singing since the age of 14, he enjoys all different genres of music. From Sting (his favorite) to Earth Wind and Fire (his ALL-TIME favorite) and everything in between. Steve’s desire to continually grow as a musician has opened a number opportunities to sing with a number of recording artist. Artist such as Fred Hammond (gospel), Ben Tankard (jazz) and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Heart. Steve enjoys seeing people enjoy music and hear the stories on how music has effected them. Music brings joy, pain, introspectiveness, hope, etc. and he loves the part he plays in communicating these emotions .The words Steve lives by – “It’s hard to be BIG when little got you”.


  • Harrison burgess

    Audio - Video - Tech Director

    Harrison loves all things video and production. Movies, plays, and productions are to be analyzed for technique and for reverse engineering camera shots and composition. He wants above all else to make things excellent, easy, and clear for people, and loves to leverage all kinds of production elements to do so. He's very quiet and reserved, but despite all appearances will be happy to engage with you. Beware high levels of sarcasm.


    Email Harrison here