Staff

STAFF

Mark Leonhardt

Lead Pastor

Growing up in a Christian home, Mark has been involved in ministry most of his life. He accepted the call to preach in 1993 and has been the lead pastor of two other congregations. He has an unquenchable desire to reach people for Jesus Christ and to assist them on the journey of faith. He… Read More »

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Mike Stoltzfus

Associate Pastor

After a thirteen year career in law enforcement, Mike accepted the call to full-time ministry and has served in an Executive/Associate Pastor function since 2007. He considers himself to be part Cuban due to the numerous trips he has made to teach and train, as well as the many close relationships he has with Believers… Read More »

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Holly Rogers

Discipleship Pastor

ABOUT HOLLY: 1. What I Do: Family Pastor-advocating for the generations of the church, as well as overseeing the structures and atmosphere to ensure that the family of God is working together to make disciples of the next generation. 2. If I could ask God one question, it would be: Did I make you proud?… Read More »

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Dr. Erik Buxton

Redemptive Arts Pastor

Pastor Erik exclaims that it is his high honor to serve as the Redemptive Arts Pastor for the Fort Mill Church. He finds tremendous fulfillment in helping people discover and embrace a faith-filled life in which they nurture a flourishing relationship with Christ to become impactful contributors to the Kingdom of God and to their… Read More »

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April Ray

Children’s Pastor

She has always had a passion to teach children. April received her degree in Elementary Education from East Coast Bible College and put that passion to work in the NC Public School system and through the opening of a Weekday Childcare Program. It is her continued desire to partner with leaders and parents at Fort… Read More »

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Stefan & Rachel Dover

Student Pastor

Pastor Stefan is a home town Fort Mill boy. He has spent the last 18 years in Student Ministries and has served on many levels from, intern, to volunteer to full time Ministry for over 10 years. It all started as a chaperone for a youth event for Fort Mill Church of God, right out… Read More »

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Geoffrey Nyatuka

Media/IT Pastor

Rev. Geoffrey Nyatuka grew up in Kenya and moved to the United States in 1998 to attend college. In 2001, he moved to Charlotte, NC and married his wife Sarah. They started attending Fort Mill Church of God in 2006 and became members in 2010. In 2008 he felt called to volunteer in media ministries.… Read More »

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Sherrie Arthur

Pastor’s Assistant - Project Coordinator

ABOUT SHERRIE: 1. What I Do: Assistant to the Lead Pastor, Project Coordinator and Director of Elementary Greeter Line 2. If I could ask God one question, it would be: How much longer ‘til You crack open the sky? 3. Nobody knows that I: If I told you… then everyone would know 4. Currently listening… Read More »

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Jennifer Newton

Support Service Manager

Jennifer Newton grew up in Goose Creek, near the coast of historic Charleston, South Carolina. She followed in her mother’s footsteps when she ventured to Rock Hill to attend Winthrop University. While there, she gained her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Business Administration, concentrating in Accounting. Upon graduation in 1999, Jennifer went to work in… Read More »

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Annette Waldrop

Worship Arts & Christian Education Assistant

Annette Waldrop is a native of Rock Hill and worked in the insurance industry for most of her adult career, her previous employment lasting 22 years. During that time, she served as an Administrative Assistant and Accounting Manager. When the company was sold in 2008, she began volunteering at FMCOG in the Worship Arts Department.… Read More »

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Bob Lang

Senior Adult Ministry Director

Robert (Bob) Lang was born in North Charleston, South Carolina and grew up in numerous places throughout the state – dad was a Church of God pastor and evangelist. I attended Schools in three different towns before completing the third grade and finally graduated from Gordon H. Garrett High School in North Charleston. I earned… Read More »

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Larry Nivens

Coach/Consultant

Larry’s role has changed from the Administrative Pastor of Fort Mill Church of God to Coach/Consultant. He also serves as a board member of the Church of God Home for Children in Mauldin, South Carolina.  Prior to FMCOG, Larry worked for Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc., for 31 years, where he served in several top management positions, and… Read More »

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Joyce Lang

Women's Ministry Director

Joyce Lang serves as Director of Women’s Ministry. Joyce has served in this position for over 15 years. She also serves alongside her husband Bob in Senior Adult Ministry and in the Refuge Sunday School Class. Joyce has been in ministry all her life. She grew up as a pastor’s daughter and has been a… Read More »

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