Rev. Joel Pinson - Rector
I was born, raised and came to faith in Texas, but have lived all over the U.S. - Washington, Colorado, Arizona, and most recently, Oklahoma. I’ve been married to my engaging wife, Jude, for over 25 years. We have a creative, lively daughter named Ava. I’ve been an Anglican priest since 2011. I'm also a professional musician who loves the intersection of art, theology, and faith. Although Charlotte is new to us, my dad hails from N.C. and is the resident Tarheel in our family. We are excited to minister here in the Queen City and to partake in the redemptive work of Jesus here in Charlotte. We believe the Lord has great things in store for KOK, and we're eager to see what story God might tell in and through our church! Email Fr. Joel.
Joel Boyce - Lead Worship Musician (Worship Leader)
I was born and raised in Columbia, SC. I had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home, and came to faith while in high school. I attended the University of South Carolina, where I met my wife, Amanda. We were married in 2009, and moved to Charlotte (where Amanda grew up) in 2012 to open a business. Our daughters (Mercy, Imogen, Jennings, and Ellis) keep life full, interesting, and fun. In my spare time I enjoy long distance running and (go figure) playing guitar. Though we are new to King of Kings and the Anglican tradition, we knew almost immediately that this was the place we wanted to plant roots and belong. We are truly excited for what the Lord has in store. Email Joel.
Lydia Lundgren - Family Pastor
I’ve lived in Texas, California, West Virginia, and South Carolina. When I was about 5 I invited Jesus to live in my heart. Best decision ever. In 2017 I moved to Charlotte to marry the love of my life, Scott. Next best decision ever. Growing up Christian, I learned to love spending 1-on-1 time with God while watching my parents shepherd teens and families in our home. I am a multidisciplinary artist and enjoy writing, dancing, singing, making stuff to wear, and playing every instrument I can get my hands on (often badly). Scott and I have two cats and nine dogwood trees. I am amazed by God’s goodness and delighted to walk in relationship with KoK’s children, youth, and those who love them. Email Lydia.
Rev. Paul Briggs - Deacon
I was born in Louisiana, raised in Tennessee, and went to high school and college in North Carolina. I came to faith in college and married my wife, Jennifer, on Leap Day in 1992. We have two grown sons in NC and enjoy family time together on the water, at the coast, and traveling. Ordained an Anglican Deacon in 2003, I'm also an artist, fly fisherman, and banjo player. Professionally, I work in banking and relocated to Charlotte from Winston Salem as part of a bank merger. At the beginning of this new adventure, we are excited to see what God has in store for us in this next season of life and ministry. Email Paul.
Alesha Smith - Church Administrator
I was born in Tennessee but moved to North Carolina at a young age and have grown up in Union County. I grew up in a Christian household and decided to follow Jesus early on. I have a passion for global missions with a heart for unreached people groups and the marginalized. I have been married to my husband for four years and we have two amazing little boys. I have served in church all of my life and have worked for churches for almost a decade, from finances to administration I love serving behind the scenes. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve King of Kings, I’m excited to watch as God continues to shape, grow and put the vision into action! Email Alesha
Our Vestry is composed of servant leaders from within the congregation who help advance the mission and ministry of King of Kings. The 2020 Vestry is composed of Scott Cameron, Marty Metzl, Anita Moree, Rev. Joel Pinson, Reid Satterfield, Burt Shuford and Dana Thrash.
Our church is part of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and a member of the Diocese of the Carolinas, we are Christians worshipping in the Anglican tradition—a church defined by Spirit, Sacrament, and Scripture.