Elder | Lead Pastor
Erik served as the pastor of Center Point Church West Campus over the last four years before it became Gospel Collective Church in January of 2021. He previously served as the Student Ministry Director over the three campuses of Center Point. Erik is passionate about shepherding and sending as the lead pastor of GCC. He believes that every Christian is a missionary sent by God to where they live and needs to be shepherded by Christ and the under shepherds within the church. He desires to create a culture of Gospel community and mission along with the mission of the church to glorify God, love our neighbors and make disciples. He mainly accomplishes this through the preaching of God’s Word and forming overall vision and leadership for GCC. Erik graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with an M.A. in Christian Education and is married to Jessica. They have four children together.
Greg has served as a lay elder for Center Point Church for seven years and will be continuing in that same role with Gospel Collective Church in 2021. Greg is the executive director of a local interpreting company called Clarity. He is an entrepreneur at heart who is not afraid to take risks for the Lord and lead out in convictions. He has served in many different areas of our church over the years including in student ministry, community team, count team, and currently as a Community Group and kids ministry leader. Greg is married to Hannah and they have five children together.
Chris is a civil engineer and works as a project manager at Stantec. He and his wife, Kelly first attended CPC while attending the University of Kentucky in 2011 and were both involved with the initial launch of the west campus which later became Gospel Collective Church. They have served in both kids ministry and as community group leaders. Chris and Kelly spearhead our college & young adult ministry and Chris has taken leadership roles with both facility and renovation needs. Chris and Kelly live in Lexington with their two children, Caleb and Claire.
Steve has served as a lay elder for Center Point Church for nine years and will be continuing in that same role with Gospel Collective Church in 2021. After spending nearly two decades on the international mission field for the IMB in the Philippines, his family moved back to Lexington, KY several years ago where he works as the Agricultural Jessamine County Extension Agent at the University of Kentucky. Steve and his family have a huge heart for both global and local missions. One can trace many attendees in the church who have been invited originally or reached through their family. He also brings much wisdom and discernment to the elder team of GCC and the other ministries he helps lead. Steve is married to Denise and they have four children and two grandchildren within their growing family.
Staff | Executive Pastor
Joey is a Lawrenceburg, KY native and even was a walk-on for the University of Kentucky Football team in his early college days before receiving a call to ministry. Subsequently, Joey then attended and graduated from Boyce College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. After seminary, Joey followed the Lord’s calling to Wichita, KS to serve several years as a Student Pastor before planting a church in the downtown Wichita area and serving as its Executive Pastor for over 10 years. Following this time, Joey returned to Lexington, KY, and served as Executive Pastor at a local area church before being called to GCC. Joey and his wife Nicole have been married for 14 years and they have 3 rowdy boys together. Joey has a deep passion for worshipping Jesus, reaching people with the Gospel and living on mission, preaching/teaching the Word of God, equipping the saints, making disciples, deep biblical community, and ministering to the next generation. And of course all things Kentucky Wildcats.
Staff | Worship Leader
Matt Morris leads our Worship Band and Tech Team as the Worship Leader at Gospel Collective Church. Matt has had over ten years of experience leading worship in different churches before coming on staff at GCC in July 2021. Matt is passionate about using God-glorifying music as a means to draw people into a deeper love and knowledge of Christ. Matt also enjoys creatively working with different ministry teams and finding new ways to reach the lost in our community. He and his wife Rachel have two kids and live here in Lexington.
Staff | Kids Ministry Director
Kendra leads as our Kids Ministry Director throughout the week. She graduated from Asbury University and is married to Seth. Together they have three children. Kendra and her family strive to keep Jesus at the center of daily life by practicing discipleship at home. She is passionate about building a strong community within the church as well as serving the local community outside of the church.
Kids Ministry Assistant
Megan Boyd assists our Kids Ministry Director by handling administrative work. Megan brings with her many years of administrative and kids ministry experience from her time on staff at a church plant in Texas. Megan was born and raised in Versailles, KY and has spent the majority of her life here in the Bluegrass State. She is married to her husband Ryan and together they raise their five children.
Staff | NextGen Associate & Media Director
Connor oversees our student ministry and plays a big role with our recordings and technology. He graduated from the University of Kentucky and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Connor is especially passionate for global missions and expository preaching and does a great job teaching our students God’s Word while creating a fun, relationship-driven time of community. Connor lives here in Lexington with his wife, Emily where they run their business Woods Media Company.