Joel Close

My wife, Erika, and I moved to Raleigh from Michigan in 2006 with our three daughters, Lydia, Sophia, and Eleanor. When we moved here Lifepointe had just one location meeting in a movie theater. I came to be the worship (music) pastor and served in that capacity for 9 years. I loved it and as … Read more

Vince Butler

My passions are spending time with family, anything outdoors, coffee, and helping people connect with God and their purpose. My family and I moved to Raleigh from Columbus, Ohio after feeling led by God to do so. My wife, Kaitlyn, and I have three kids, Landon, Norah and Evie. After giving my life to Christ, … Read more

Neal Alligood

Originally from near the coast of NE NC, I have loved living most of my life in the Tarheel state. My wife, Laura, and I are thrilled to be back in Raleigh. I served 7 years as campus minister with Campus Christian Fellowship at NC State University and some of our students volunteered during the … Read more

Austin Abney

I spent most of my childhood in Kentucky and Florida. My wife, Ashley, also grew up in the Bluegrass State though we didn’t meet until later in life. While volunteering with Young Life at USF, God changed my direction and led me to serve him as a pastor. I met Ashley during a summer internship … Read more

Rob Perry

I grew up in New England but have lived in Raleigh since 1991 along with my wife, Kim. We have two children, Elizabeth and Nick, who are grown up and out of the house, but close by, in Greensboro and Wilmington. Jesus has been a part of my life since 1982 but I never thought … Read more

Christina Edwards

My family and I started attending Lifepointe Church in early 2016 after a move in 2015 from the Charlotte, NC area. Our search for a church home after our move felt long but was over as soon as we walked in the doors at Lifepointe. I spent most of my career in the healthcare industry, … Read more

Donnie Williams

I didn’t plan on being a pastor. God relentlessly pursued me with his grace until I gave in. I am glad that I did. Many years ago, I lived in darkness, far from God. That memory motivates me to find others who have lost their way. If that’s you, I’ve been there, I know how … Read more