December 16, 2019


West Charlotte Church is led by Elders and Deacons who have been elected by the congregation.

The Elders (both the Pastors and Ruling Elders) together are responsible for teaching and shepherding the church. The Deacons are responsible for caring for the material needs of the church.

Our Pastors

Drew Martin has a PhD in Religion from Vanderbilt University and degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and UNC-Chapel Hill. He is married to Meg and has five children, Charli, Sam, Benjamin, Rosi, and Andrew. He senses a call to serve alongside people from different ethnic and economic backgrounds and especially to train pastors and elders for ministry in the church. He has served in youth, college, and pastoral ministry for 19 years and also has taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt Divinity School, and Sewanee School of Theology. His wife Meg worked for many years as a public school counselor and now works with Young Lives, a ministry to teen mothers.

In partnership with Freedom Presbyterian Church, WCC also has called Dave Yoran to serve as an Assistant Pastor for church planting.

Dave Yoran has a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is married to Celia and has six children: Isaac, Owen, Autumn, Eden, Asher Kai, and Upton. Dave has had the privilege of serving in two different churches with multi-ethnic congregations (Hispanic-Anglo) on the outskirts of Charlotte and recently has sensed a call to minister in the diverse contexts of West Charlotte. The Yorans are excited to partner with West Charlotte Church in a mission to start a new intercultural church ministry in the northwest Charlotte area.

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Charles McKnight is a founding pastor of West Charlotte Church. In 2010 he moved to the community and began prayerfully laying the foundation for the work. After the church began worshipping in 2017 he faithfully served through the formative years of the church until 2021. He and his family continue to support WCC’s vision for an intercultural church in the urban west Charlotte area.

WCC also is a member of a regional group of churches, the Central Carolina Presbytery, which meets quarterly for fellowship, accountability, and partnership in ministry. Our Denomination also has a General Assembly that meets annually in June.