Marc + Kelli Turner

Lead Pastor

Pastor Marc is the Lead Pastor for the CWC. He casts the vision and provides oversight and direction to all staff and ministry leaders. He is a native of Cleveland, GA and God has given him the honor of pastoring his home church. Serving alongside Marc is his wife, Kelli (who ministers on the worship and creative team), Easton (who serves on the production team), Anna (who serves on the Revolve Youth Worship Team), and Maeli.

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David + Shanda Murphy

Couples Ministry

David and Shanda Murphy lead the Couples Ministry at the CWC. They have a beautifully blended family of 3 daughters – Bradi (Thomas), Ansley, and Shayla – and have 4 grandchildren – Colton, Cayson, Payton, and Ava (arrival scheduled in September 2018). David grew up in Jackson County, Georgia. He has called White County and the CWC home for over 13 years. Shanda grew up in Cleveland, Georgia and has attended the Cleveland Worship Center for over 25 years. Their passion is to see God’s purpose fulfilled in marriages. They enjoy leading activities for couples and overseeing the couples connect groups.

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Leon Gilleland

Adult discipleship

Salt + Light class

Senior Adults

Leon is a native of White County. He teaches our Salt+Light Bible Study every Sunday morning at 9:45 and leads our ministry to the Senior adults as well as our Saturday night Men's Prayer Group (Sons of Thunder). Speaking of his childhood, he says that "my day started with the smell of biscuits cooking in the wood burning stove and the smell of fresh brewing coffee before chores and school." That's where he learned that "a little coffee and a whole lotta Jesus makes a perfect day." Leon has been serving at the CWC for 50 years in various capacities and has been teaching the Salt and Light class for 38 years. His wife's name is Linda, and he has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

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Trilla Pruitt

Women's discipleship

Thirst Bible study

Trilla was born and raised in White County and has lived here all but two years of my life.  She has a rich heritage with the Cleveland Worship Center.  Her dad built the first place of worship for the CWC.  She has worked in the county for many years as a teacher, counselor and youth leader.   She currently leads Pray First.

Pray First is a wonderful opportunity for ladies of all ages to meet weekly and engage in Christian fellowship and Bible study.  She says, "I am honored to have the privilege to meet and pray weekly with such a beautiful Christian group."

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