Leadership

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United Family Church Leadership

United Family Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.

Paul Kendall

Senior Pastor

Pastor Paul is a true pastor at heart and has dedicated his life to teaching and taking care of God's people. He is a pastor you can actually meet with and receive godly counsel from at no cost whatsoever. Paul has over 30 years of ministry experience including 20 years experience counseling couples and families. He is the author of several books including The Marriage Miracle, the host of the syndicated radio program "Family Matters" and the founder of Christ Family Church which merged with Generations Church in July of 2020 and became United Family Church.

Paul did his coursework at Southeastern University, has a Certificate in Leadership from The National Institute of Christian Leadership (NICL), and holds provisional credentials as an ordained minister from the Assemblies of God.

Evie Kendall

Associate Pastor

Pastor Evie has over 30 years of ministry experience including 20 years experience counseling couples and families. She holds a Masters Degree in Human Services specializing in group counseling from Southeastern University and credentials as a licensed and ordained minister from United Family Church.

Evie is the co-author with her husband Paul of Principles for Parenting, a 12-week program that teaches parents Biblical principles for raising Godly children.

Paul and Evie have been married for 38 years and have two children, Alex and Rene', as well as a wonderful son-in-law, Austin (married to Rene'), daughter-in-law, Katelyn (married to Alex), and two precious granddaughters, Hope and Ella (daughters of Rene' & Austin).

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Pastor Paul is a true pastor at heart and has dedicated his life to teaching and taking care of God's people. He is a pastor you can actually meet with and receive godly counsel from at no cost whatsoever. Paul has over 30 years of ministry experience including 20 years experience counseling couples and families. He is the author of several books including The Marriage Miracle, the host of the syndicated radio program "Family Matters" and the founder of Christ Family Church which merged with Generations Church in July of 2020 and became United Family Church.

Paul did his coursework at Southeastern University, has a Certificate in Leadership from The National Institute of Christian Leadership (NICL), and holds provisional credentials as an ordained minister from the Assemblies of God.

Evie Kendall

Associate Pastor

Pastor Evie has over 30 years of ministry experience including 20 years experience counseling couples and families. She holds a Masters Degree in Human Services specializing in group counseling from Southeastern University and credentials as a licensed and ordained minister from United Family Church.

Evie is the co-author with her husband Paul of Principles for Parenting, a 12-week program that teaches parents Biblical principles for raising Godly children.

Paul and Evie have been married for 38 years and have two children, Alex and Rene', as well as a wonderful son-in-law, Austin (married to Rene'), daughter-in-law, Katelyn (married to Alex), and two precious granddaughters, Hope and Ella (daughters of Rene' & Austin).

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Jonathan Cox

Worship & Associate Pastor

Jonathan Cox has loved worship ever since childhood. Being a pastors kid, and also a son to musical parents, he has always been around music and the church. Leading worship for the past 12 years, he is passionate about helping others enter into Heaven's gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Since becoming the Associate Pastor in 2018, he has developed a great love for people, lending a hand where it was needed, and helping the Pastor share the load of ministry to a wonderful congregation. Jonathan lives in Winston Salem and loves spending time with his precious 2 daughters Ava and Addison.

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Jonathan Cox has loved worship ever since childhood. Being a pastors kid, and also a son to musical parents, he has always been around music and the church. Leading worship for the past 12 years, he is passionate about helping others enter into Heaven's gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Since becoming the Associate Pastor in 2018, he has developed a great love for people, lending a hand where it was needed, and helping the Pastor share the load of ministry to a wonderful congregation. Jonathan lives in Winston Salem and loves spending time with his precious 2 daughters Ava and Addison.

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Dr. Liz Ashby

Children's Pastor

Liz Ashby’s calling is to make a difference in the lives of children—reaching and teaching them to know & love God. She has served as a children’s pastor for over 30 years in both large and small churches. She has led children’s crusades in Belize and Kenya, ensuring thousands of children have heard the Good News. Her passion is helping children reach their full potential, understanding and developing their unique gifts and talents. In addition, she was headmaster of a Christian school/preschool for 2 decades, helping children build their lives on a biblical foundation. She has trained teachers, leaders, and children’s pastors on a local and district level. Pastor Liz has a music degree from Appalachian State University, a master’s degree from UNC-G, and an earned doctorate from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary where she focused on leadership and the spiritual development of children. She considers it a privilege to partner with parents to help build strong, godly families.

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Liz Ashby’s calling is to make a difference in the lives of children—reaching and teaching them to know & love God. She has served as a children’s pastor for over 30 years in both large and small churches. She has led children’s crusades in Belize and Kenya, ensuring thousands of children have heard the Good News. Her passion is helping children reach their full potential, understanding and developing their unique gifts and talents. In addition, she was headmaster of a Christian school/preschool for 2 decades, helping children build their lives on a biblical foundation. She has trained teachers, leaders, and children’s pastors on a local and district level. Pastor Liz has a music degree from Appalachian State University, a master’s degree from UNC-G, and an earned doctorate from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary where she focused on leadership and the spiritual development of children. She considers it a privilege to partner with parents to help build strong, godly families.

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Deanna Gupton

Children's Pastor / Elementary Teacher

Pictured with her husband, Jerry, Pastor Deanna holds a BA with a double major in Religion and Psychology from Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC, a Master in the Art of Teaching from Queen's University, Charlotte, NC, and a Ministry License and Ordination to Pastor Children from United Family Church.

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Pictured with her husband, Jerry, Pastor Deanna holds a BA with a double major in Religion and Psychology from Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC, a Master in the Art of Teaching from Queen's University, Charlotte, NC, and a Ministry License and Ordination to Pastor Children from United Family Church.

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Chad Becker

Jr. High Pastor

Pastor Chad is a licensed  Assemblies of God minister.  His hobbies include firefighting, aquariums, and bowling. He loves God and loves people.

Chad received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Youth Ministry from University of Valley Forge in 2011. He is from a small town in Pennsylvania and his favorite bible verse comes out of Ezekiel 36 where God describes how he will restore the nation of Israel to himself and states in verse 26, “and I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender responsive heart. 

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Pastor Chad is a licensed  Assemblies of God minister.  His hobbies include firefighting, aquariums, and bowling. He loves God and loves people.

Chad received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Youth Ministry from University of Valley Forge in 2011. He is from a small town in Pennsylvania and his favorite bible verse comes out of Ezekiel 36 where God describes how he will restore the nation of Israel to himself and states in verse 26, “and I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender responsive heart. 

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Sonny Pyatt

Teaching Pastor

Pictured with his wife, Mariruth, Sonny has decades of wisdom and spiritual care for God's people. Sonny is a regular speaker at UFC and his messages are packed full of God's instruction and guidance. He and Mariruth have a heart for benevolence and seeing to it that the people of UFC have all that they need.

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Pictured with his wife, Mariruth, Sonny has decades of wisdom and spiritual care for God's people. Sonny is a regular speaker at UFC and his messages are packed full of God's instruction and guidance. He and Mariruth have a heart for benevolence and seeing to it that the people of UFC have all that they need.

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Greg Blackburn

Discipleship Pastor

Pictured with his wife, Dedie, Greg has over 22 years of ministerial experience, having served multiple churches as a children’s, youth and family pastor. He has specialized in teaching small groups and discipleship groups for all ages. He has taught Christian education classes at Lee University (Cleveland, TN), a Christian school, and summer elementary and teen camps. He holds a Master’s Degree in Youth and Family Ministry and Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Education. Greg was a licensed minister in the Church of God for over 20 years and now holds credentials as a licensed and ordained minister from Unitd Family Church.

Greg and his wife Dedie have been married over 25 years. They have two children, Elijah and Angelica.

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Pictured with his wife, Dedie, Greg has over 22 years of ministerial experience, having served multiple churches as a children’s, youth and family pastor. He has specialized in teaching small groups and discipleship groups for all ages. He has taught Christian education classes at Lee University (Cleveland, TN), a Christian school, and summer elementary and teen camps. He holds a Master’s Degree in Youth and Family Ministry and Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Education. Greg was a licensed minister in the Church of God for over 20 years and now holds credentials as a licensed and ordained minister from Unitd Family Church.

Greg and his wife Dedie have been married over 25 years. They have two children, Elijah and Angelica.

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Rene' Bailey

Worship Director

Rene’ Bailey has been a part of the UFC team from the very first service. She has experienced a love for worship as early as her mind can remember. As a child, she was taught the authentic nature of God’s heart by the example of her family who included her in leading corporate worship. Rene’ partners with members of CFC who have a desire to use their ministry gift in the area of worship by singing and playing instruments. She leads our Sunday morning worship service and collaborates with our Staff, Board & Elders to create a worship space that is a cross-generational experience where all feel welcomed. Rene' is married to Austin Bailey and together they have two precious girls, Hope and Ella.

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Rene’ Bailey has been a part of the UFC team from the very first service. She has experienced a love for worship as early as her mind can remember. As a child, she was taught the authentic nature of God’s heart by the example of her family who included her in leading corporate worship. Rene’ partners with members of CFC who have a desire to use their ministry gift in the area of worship by singing and playing instruments. She leads our Sunday morning worship service and collaborates with our Staff, Board & Elders to create a worship space that is a cross-generational experience where all feel welcomed. Rene' is married to Austin Bailey and together they have two precious girls, Hope and Ella.

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Sherri McBride

Pastor's Assistant

Sherri has a heart for ministry and serves as the Pastor's Assistant. She has worked for the church since 2016 also heads up the ushers & greeting ministries with her husband, Michael. 

Sherri and Michael have four children and three grandchildren.

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Sherri has a heart for ministry and serves as the Pastor's Assistant. She has worked for the church since 2016 also heads up the ushers & greeting ministries with her husband, Michael. 

Sherri and Michael have four children and three grandchildren.

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Cassie Duke

Finance Director

Cassie is an integral part of UFC's business and finances. She has 15 years experience in the banking industry, a finance degree from Auburn University, and, most importantly, a God given passion to see churches and individuals experience the freedom that comes from obedience to biblical financial principles.

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Cassie is an integral part of UFC's business and finances. She has 15 years experience in the banking industry, a finance degree from Auburn University, and, most importantly, a God given passion to see churches and individuals experience the freedom that comes from obedience to biblical financial principles.

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Ryan Duke

Outreach Director / Security

Pictured with his wife, Cassie, Ryan is dedicated to the local church. His love for people and care for their souls fuels his desire to extend the work of the ministry far beyond the walls of the church. Ryan also heads the security team protecting UFC services.

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Pictured with his wife, Cassie, Ryan is dedicated to the local church. His love for people and care for their souls fuels his desire to extend the work of the ministry far beyond the walls of the church. Ryan also heads the security team protecting UFC services.

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Alex Clark

Deacon / Bus Ministry

Pictured with his wife, Jessica, Alex has a love for God, His people, and bringing people to Christ. If you need a ride to church, Alex and his team will be glad to come and pick you up.

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Pictured with his wife, Jessica, Alex has a love for God, His people, and bringing people to Christ. If you need a ride to church, Alex and his team will be glad to come and pick you up.

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Catherine Sigmon

Nursery Teacher

Catherine is a mom with over 20 years experience in childcare. With a passion for infant and childcare, Catherine doesn't just baby-sit our little ones, she actually incorporates a Bible lesson and, for those old enough, a craft to help them remember what they learned.

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Catherine is a mom with over 20 years experience in childcare. With a passion for infant and childcare, Catherine doesn't just baby-sit our little ones, she actually incorporates a Bible lesson and, for those old enough, a craft to help them remember what they learned.

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De Ewing

Preschool Teacher

De Ewing is a retired Reading Specialist who loves children of all ages! She has served in various capacities in children's ministry over many years. De feels honored to be able teach and share the love of Jesus with children while guiding them in their walk and relationship with Him.

~Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.~ Proverbs 22:6

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De Ewing is a retired Reading Specialist who loves children of all ages! She has served in various capacities in children's ministry over many years. De feels honored to be able teach and share the love of Jesus with children while guiding them in their walk and relationship with Him.

~Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.~ Proverbs 22:6

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Everette & Lisa Hathaway

Sr. High / College Leaders

Everette and Lisa have over 20 years combined ministry experience ranging from Youth Ministry, Worship Ministry, Homeless Ministry and Prison Ministry. Everett has loved going deep into the word for 25 years to better understand how loving and awesome our Heavenly Father is and sharing what God has shown him to teens and young adults. He has a passion for instilling a love of who God is in youth’s hearts and creating an atmosphere where youth want to know more about who their heavenly Father is and the plans He has for them. Lisa has spent over 10 years loving on people that are overlooked, underappreciated and those who need a second chance. She has spent countless hours getting to know and understand the hearts of those that have been on the streets or in prison. Lisa has a passion to share her love of others and to help youth and young adults see people and love people the way God does. Together they lead, love and experience life with the Youth and College age at United Family Church.

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Everette and Lisa have over 20 years combined ministry experience ranging from Youth Ministry, Worship Ministry, Homeless Ministry and Prison Ministry. Everett has loved going deep into the word for 25 years to better understand how loving and awesome our Heavenly Father is and sharing what God has shown him to teens and young adults. He has a passion for instilling a love of who God is in youth’s hearts and creating an atmosphere where youth want to know more about who their heavenly Father is and the plans He has for them. Lisa has spent over 10 years loving on people that are overlooked, underappreciated and those who need a second chance. She has spent countless hours getting to know and understand the hearts of those that have been on the streets or in prison. Lisa has a passion to share her love of others and to help youth and young adults see people and love people the way God does. Together they lead, love and experience life with the Youth and College age at United Family Church.

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Bruce Pippins

Board Member / Co-Vice Chairman

Pictured with his wife, Carrie.

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Pictured with his wife, Carrie.

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Tony Hartsoe

Board Member / Co-Vice Chairman

Pictured with his wife, Lori.

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Pictured with his wife, Lori.

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Joe Schmitz

Board Member / Co-Treasurer

Pictured with his wife, Tiffany.

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Pictured with his wife, Tiffany.

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Rich Dulaney

Board Member / Co-Treasurer

Pictured with his wife, Sylvia.

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Pictured with his wife, Sylvia.

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Jimmy Hodson

Board Member / Secretary

Pictured with his wife, Rebecca.

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Pictured with his wife, Rebecca.

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Scott Snow

Board Member

Pictured with his wife, Jennifer.

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Pictured with his wife, Jennifer.

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Paul Ewing

Board Member

Pictured with his wife, De.

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Pictured with his wife, De.

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Avery Dunn

Board Member

Pictured with his wife, Elizabeth.

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Pictured with his wife, Elizabeth.

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Michael McBride

Board Member

Pictured with his wife, Sherri.

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Pictured with his wife, Sherri.

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Henry Rodriguez

Board Member

Pictured with his wife, Keishia.

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Pictured with his wife, Keishia.

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